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), b12 (cyanobalamin)
- Folic acid
- vitamin-c (ascorbic acid),
- vitamin-d (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: