Essential nutrients (pt.4)
Updated: Apr 18, 2019
This week, please see part 4 of our intro to essential nutrients. Welcome any feedback, and of course feel free to contact us for any further information.
Effective for: Helps maintain strong and healthy bones by retaining calcium. Involved in regulating the immune system and immune cells,
Deficiency symptoms: Joint pain or stiffness, backache, tooth decay, muscle cramps.
Daily requirement: RDA 5mcg
Food sources: Herring salmon, mackerel
With sufficient exposure to sunlight, supplementation may not be essential,
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol):
Effective for: Essential for cell protection, anti-oxidant, prevents blood clots.
Deficiency symptoms: Lack of sex drive, exhaustion after light exercise, easy bruising, slow wound healing.
Daily requirement: RDA 1.2mg
Food sources: Sunflower seeds, nuts, wheat germ, tuna, sardines.
Vitamin K (phylloquinone):
Effective for: Bone health, prevents heart disease, reduces neural damage, control blood clotting
Deficiency symptoms: Easy bleeding and bruising, nose and gum bleeding.
Daily requirement: No established RDA
Food sources: Cauliflower, sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, peas, beans.
Works in conjunction with Vitamin D3.
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