Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamins and minerals are building blocks for our bodies, and a healthy diet should provide us with sufficient amounts. Our vitamin supplements can be used to supplement and healthy diet and will help you consume the right vitamins and minerals every day. Curious to learn about specific vitamins and minerals? Select one below and read on.
Vitamin A is found in animal products, such as meat, dairy, fish and egg yolks. It may also be added to (low-fat) margarine, and other cooking and frying fats. The body itself produces vitamin A from carotenoids, found in plant-based products. Like vitamin D3, vitamin A contributes to the immune system. It also supports vision.
Vitamin B1 is also called thiamin. This vitamin is found in milk and milk products, grain products such as bread, potatoes, vegetables and meat. Vitamin B1 contributes to memory function and supports the nervous system. Thiamin is also great for heart health and supports the energy metabolism.
Vitamin B2 is found in milk and milk products, grain products such as bread, potatoes, vegetables and meat. Vitamin B2 helps with extracting energy from food, and it aids proper vision. It also helps to keep the skin healthy.
Another name for vitamin B3 is niacin. This vitamin is found in meat, fish, whole grain products, veggies and potatoes, mainly as nicotinamide. Vitamin B2 helps with extracting energy from food and helps to keep the skin healthy. It also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Vitamin B6 is found in various foods, such as meat, eggs, fish, grain products, potatoes, legumes, vegetables and dairy. Like biotin, vitamin B6 supports energy levels as it helps to release energy from food.
Vitamin B12 is only found in animal products, such as meat, milk products, fish and eggs, which is why vegans and vegetarians are advised to take a B12 supplement. Vitamin B12 is important for the production of red blood cells. Just like vitamin C, B12 contributes to learning performance, concentration and memory function.
Vitamin C is undoubtedly the most well-known vitamin and is found in many vegetables, fruits and potatoes. Bell peppers, citrus fruits, kiwis and berries contain lots of vitamin C. Just like B12, vitamin C aides learning performance, concentration and memory function. This potent vitamin also contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system.
Vitamin D3 is a variety of vitamin D found in animal products, the one that is produced by the body when exposed to sunlight. This one is found in food; mainly in fatty fish but also in meat and eggs. Young children, the elderly, brown- and dark-skinned people and pregnant women are advised to take additional vitamin D. Like vitamin A, D3 supports a strong immune system. Vitamine D3 also supports strong bones and teeth in kids.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant and helps protect against the influence of pollution and sunlight. Vitamin E is found in sunflower oil, (low-fat) margarine, bread, grain products, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruit.
Vitamin K is found in green leafy vegetables, as well as other veggies, fruit, milk and milk products, meat, eggs and grains. There are two varieties of this vitamin: K1 and K2. K1 is found in food, while the body itself produces K2. Vitamin K is needed for proper blood clotting and is essential in bone formation.
Biotin, like vitamin B6, supports energy levels, as it helps to release energy from foods.
Folic acid is also known as vitamin B11 or folate. This vitamin is found in green vegetables, grain products, bread, meat and dairy.
Pantothenic acid, also called vitamin B5, contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Pantothenic acid is found in meat, eggs, whole wheat products, legumes, milk and milk products, vegetables and fruit.
Iodine is found in marine fish, eggs, dairy, and seaweed. Because there is little natural iodine in food the Netherlands, it is added to, amongst other things, baker's salt for baking bread. Iodine contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function. It also supports healthy growth in kids, and aids concentration and memory function.
Zinc is found in small amounts in meat, cheese, grain products, nuts, crustaceans and shellfish. Zinc is needed to metabolise vitamin A properly. It is also required for healthy nails, hair and skin.