Vitamins are naturally occurring nutrients which, even though they are only needed in tiny amounts, are essential for life. The word vitamin was first used by Casimir Funk, a Polish chemist, in 1911, as a contraction of two words: vital (meaning life) and amine (a chemical group originally incorrectly thought to occur in all vitamins).
Copper is the third most abundant essential trace element in the body after zinc and iron. It is necessary for the function of a number of copper-containing enzymes involved in production of brain...
Chromium is an essential trace element. It exists in several forms in nature, but trivalent chromium is the only one that can be used in the body.
Calcium is an important structural mineral in the body. We each contain around 1.2kg calcium - more than any other mineral. The majority is found in the skeleton where it is present as calcium...
Co Enzyme Q 10
Co Enzyme Q 10 - also known as ubiquinone, or CoQ10 - is a vitamin-like compound similar in structure to vitamin E, says Dr Sarah Brewer. It is now known to be essential for life. CoQ10 is present in...
Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that's essential for making glucose in the body, and helps to keep skin, hair and sweat glands healthy.
Vitamin K
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin named after the initial from the German word, koagulation. Three types of compound have vitamin K activity: phylloquinone (K1), menaquinones (K2) and menadione (K3).