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    While vitamin deficiencies rarely are a problem in healthy individuals, we get a lot of questions on the topic and love this series of posts!
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    We'd only like to add that vitamin D is hard to get from the diet, and low B12 could be disease related!
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    In nutrition micronutrients include vitamins, which are organic compounds necessary for energy production, immune functions, blood clotting along with other functions, and minerals, inorganic compounds that play an important role in growth, bone health, fluid balance and several other processes.
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    Diving into vitamins we can divide them into two categories: water-soluble and fat-soluble. Most vitamins dissolve in water thus are called water-soluble and include B vitamins, required for energy production, and vitamin C, required for the creation of neurotransmitters and collagen. They're excreted through our sweat and urine and they're not stored in the body which is the reason why we need to get enough of them via an adequate food selection. Fat-soluble vitamins, easily remembered with the acronym ADEK are absorbed with the assistance of fat via the small intestines and stored in the liver and fatty tissues for future use.
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    Looking at minerals we can categorize them into two groups: macrominerals, which we need in larger amounts, and trace minerals, which are needed to a minor extent. Macrominerals include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, chloride, potassium and sulfur. Trace minerals are iron, manganese, copper, zinc, iodine, fluoride and selenium.
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