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Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are essential compounds needed in small quantities for the body to function normally. Some vitamins are classified as fat soluble (vitamins A, D, E, and K) because our bodies are able to store them in our fat cells.  The remaining vitamins are water soluble and can not accumulate in our bodies. When we take in excess amounts of these vitamins (vitamin C, for example) the unused portion is excreted.

Taking mega doses of vitamins can hurt your body, but you can supplement your diet with vitamin or mineral pills in low doses, especially when you consult with a dietician or other health care provider.

Chief Functions of Fat  Soluable Vitamins

Chief Functions of Water Soluble Vitamins

Chief Functions of Minerals

If you would like to learn more about what vitamins and minerals you may be lacking in your diet you should consult with Health Services. Call 580-5550 or stop by Health Services on the first floor of Jonsson Tower to make an appointment.