Vitamins and Minerals For Your Body

Published on Mar 16, 2017

Vitamins and minerals are nutrients that our bodies need to properly grow, develop, and function. Every vitamin and mineral has a specific role in sustaining your body. Too much or too little of certain nutrients can be harmful. Below, the infographic outlines some of the benefits and food sources of the vitamins and minerals your body requires for good health.

A well-balanced diet usually provides all the essential vitamins for maintaining health. Be sure to consult with your doctor before starting a new vitamin or mineral supplement.

Click here to download this handy reference sheet on vitamins.

Vitamins and Minerals For Your Body

Note that this is not a comprehensive list on all vitamins and minerals.

Dipali Davé, MD, MHA, is a physician and the Assistant Editor and Medical Researcher for Pfizer’s Get Healthy Stay Healthy website.

References

  • 1. AAFP. Vitamins and Minerals: How to Get What You Need – American Academy of Family Physicians. Accessed January 25, 2017.
  • 2. DHHS. Fitness and Nutrition – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health. Accessed January 25, 2017.
  • 3. NIH. Vitamins – National Institutes of Health. Accessed January 25, 2017.
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