Micronutrition Pt 1 – Vitamins and Minerals



This is my first nutrition video on micronutrients. After 5 minutes you should have a broad understanding of what vitamins and minerals ACTUALLY are and why they’re essential to our diet. To find out more about their uses in medicine and health promotion, click on the informative links below!

I’ll be doing a Micronutrition blog post on the website too, so watch out for that!

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VITAMINS

Chemical Structures

The Chemical Structures of Vitamins

Vitamin A (retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, carotenes)
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminA-Consumer/

Vitamin B1 (thiamin, thiamine)
https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b1-thiamine

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Riboflavin-Consumer/

Vitamin B3 (niacin)
http://www.nutri-facts.org/eng/vitamins/vitamin-b3-niacin/at-a-glance/

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic Acid, pantothenate, panthenol)
https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b5-pantothenic-acid

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxamine, pyridoxal)
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB6-Consumer/

Vitamin B7 (biotin)
http://www.nutri-facts.org/eng/vitamins/vitamin-b7-biotin/at-a-glance/

Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid, Folate)
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Folate-Consumer/

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin, cyanocobalamin, hydroxocobalamin)
http://www.nutri-facts.org/eng/vitamins/vitamin-b12-cyanocobalamin/at-a-glance/

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-Consumer/

Vitamin D (calciferol, cholecalciferol, ergocholecalciferol)

What is vitamin D?

Vitamin E (tocopherols, tocotrienols)
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminE-Consumer/

Vitamin K (phylloquinones, menaquinones)
http://www.nutri-facts.org/eng/vitamins/vitamin-k-phylloquinone/at-a-glance/

MINERALS

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vitamins-minerals/Pages/Other-vitamins-minerals.aspx

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