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23 important vitamins and minerals you can’t do without

Wondering what vitamins and minerals do for you? We have listed the 23 most important vitamins and minerals. Discover their powerful effect and in which natural sources you can find them. Also discover what can happen when you get too few vitamins and minerals. 

Vitamins and minerals for an energetic and healthy you

First of all, we make a distinction between water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins are found in fluid contained in food. They enter the bloodstream directly. Water-soluble vitamins circulate in parts of the body that are filled with water (tissue fluid). You don’t store them. One exception is vitamin B6. This vitamin is stored in the muscles. You just pee out the excess of the other water-soluble vitamins. This is why it is so important to supplement these vitamins every day.

Fat-soluble vitamins are mainly found in dietary fats. Via the lymphatic system they eventually end up in the bloodstream. These vitamins are stored in fatty tissue and the liver. The surplus of fat-soluble vitamins is not easily lost by the body. That is why it is better not to take in too much of them. An overdose can even be harmful.

Water-soluble vitamins



Fat-Soluble Vitamins



Minerals



Prevent a vitamin and mineral deficiency

Many people do not get enough vitamins and minerals. The risk of a vitamin and mineral deficiency is even greater if you have had a gastric bypass. You only notice a shortage when you don’t get these important nutrients (anymore). Some deficiencies are difficult to correct, such as an iron deficiency. With a daily multivitamin you can make up for most deficiencies and prevent problems.

*Complaints that may arise from deficiencies

 

A multivitamin for your surgery

Our multivitamin, tailored to your type of surgery, contains no less than 23 vitamins and minerals. So you get just the right amount and ratio to stay healthy. Find out which multivitamin is right for you here. Or check out one of our other products to support your needs or problems.

Want to read more about why you miss vitamins and minerals especially after a gastric bypass? Find out here.

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