Identifying sources, optimal and adequate intakes, and possible risk factors for deficiency or excess. Use a more specific tag like [b12] or [iron] if the tag already exists.

These substances are required in trace amounts for good health. Requirements vary according to age, lifestyle, pregnancy and so on.

Vitamins required by the body include:

  • Vitamin A (retinol - its precursor is beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body)
  • Vitamins B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), (cyanobalamin)
  • Folic acid
  • Biotin
  • (ascorbic acid),
  • (from D2 and D3, the latter being formed in the skin when exposed to sunlight)
  • Vitamin E (tocopherol)
  • Vitamin K

Minerals required by the body include:

  • boron
  • chromium
  • copper
  • iodine
  • magnesium
  • manganese
  • molybdenum
  • potassium
  • selenium

See also