Nutritional Food Supplements

 

Vitamins

A vitamin is an organic compound that is required in small amounts to maintain normal metabolic function, although higher doses are often used therapeutically. The nomenaclature of vitamins is a little haphazard merely reflects the order of discovery.

 

Minerals

Minerals are inorganic elements that are needed by the body. Deficiency is less likely than that for vitamins although many foods are now becoming deficient in specific minerals because of soil composition and depletion.

 

Bibliography and Recommended Reading

Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements
  Michael T. Murray

Prescription for Natural Healing: A-Z Guide to Supplements
  Phyllis Balch and James F. Balch

The Healing Power of vitamins, Minerals & Herbs
  Readers Digest

The Doctor's Complete Guide to Vitamins and Minerals
  Mary Dan Eades

The Vitamin Bible
  Earl Mindell

 

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