Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are key parts to micronutrients. Micronutrients are various types of chemicals that are found in trace amounts in the foods we eat. Micronutrients are essential because they protect our bodies from disease, slow the aging process, and help every system in our bodies properly function.
The body uses dozens of different beneficial micronutrient chemicals every single hour of every single day to keep us energized, produce enzymes and hormones, and prevent deficiencies. Micronutrients can be broken up into vitamins and minerals. Vitamins are classified into two types: water-soluble vitamins and fat-soluble vitamins. They are divided into these groups according to how they are dissolved and stored in your body.
Supplement recommendations. Unfortunately, most vitamin companies are not regulated by the FDA and studies show that most supplements we purchase at our regular GNC or Vitamin Shop are not reliable to trust what is in their supplements. The over the counter supplements are often times not bioavailable, meaning our bodies can not absorb the supplement, or they are a flat out lie meaning they do not contain the supplements they say they have. Therefore Dr. Carlson always recommends obtaining your daily vitamins from whole food as much as possible but if you do need to supplement we recommend either Douglas Labratories, or Metagenics for your nutraceutical supplementation or Standard Process for your whole food supplement brand.