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Nutritional Glossaries: Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, and Herbs

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This page is designed to guide you to the Vitamin, Mineral, Amino Acids, and Herb glossaries throughout our website. Each of the nutritional glossaries are designed to provide you with a comprehensive catalog of the various vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs that are essential for good health and mental well-being.

Thereafter, you can research the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs of interest to evaluate their health benefits, internal functions that they perform or are responsible for, their recommended daily dose requirements, symptoms associated with a deficiency in the specific nutrient, any associated side effects, and the foods that they are most commonly present in.

The importance of this section of our website can not be overstated as it is imperative that the human body be supplied with all of the nutrients necessary to function optimally, disease free, and with a level of mental clarity and wellness.

By doing so, you will be providing your body with the nutrients required to perform the various bodily functions that are essential to living a lifestyle that is filled with good health and wellness. In addition, regularly performing various physical activities that promote cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and tone, flexibility, and centering and calming of the mind will ensure that your body and mind are optimally functioning at a high and efficient level.

Nutritional Glossaries

Vitamin Glossary

The importance of Vitamins to the health, fitness, and mental well-being of humans cannot be overstated. In fact, vitamins play a role in virtually every bodily function that occurs. There are a total of thirteen vitamins, four that are fat-soluble and nine that are water-soluble.

Mineral Glossary

Minerals are involved in virtually every cellular reaction that occurs within the human body. Both vitamins and minerals must be simultaneously present in the body in order for either to be effective. Minerals are not manufactured within the human body and must be obtained through a healthy diet or supplementation.

Amino Acid Glossary

Amino Acids facilitate building and supporting all bodily tissues (i.e. skin, muscles, organs, blood, bones), are the building blocks of protein, regulate growth and digestion, and maintain the body's immune system. There are two kinds of Amino Acids: essential (not produced internally) and non-essential (produced internally).

Herb Glossary

Herbs are derived from plants and are used for medicinal purposes, aromatherapy, spices for cooking, and relaxation and are available in several forms. Herbs have been used for thousands of years to treat injuries, illnesses, and virtually any condition that is detrimental to the human body or mind.