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Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin and minerals are essential to the human body. They are an important cog in the wheel that helps towards keeping your body fighting fit and healthy, let alone helping in reproducing cells. Did you know that when you exercise that your immune system takes a battering? Well, added vitamins and minerals can help to support your immunity and reduce the damage it experiences.

There are two types of vitamins: fat soluble and water soluble.

What’s the difference?

Fat soluble vitamins

These vitamins are usually found in fatty foods, such as vegetable oils, dairy foods and milk, eggs, liver, animal products and oily fish. They’re needed for everyday function and to maintain a healthy body. However, these foods do not need to be eaten on a daily basis. Why? Well, your body is capable of storing these types of vitamins in your liver and fatty tissues so they can be used later on. Vitamins that are fat soluble are: vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K.

Water soluble

These vitamins cannot be stored in the body, and therefore need to be taken regularly.

If you take too much of these vitamins your body will only absorb what it needs and will urinate the extra out, because they cannot be stored up. You’ll find these vitamins in vegetables, potatoes and fruit, as well as dairy. However, they can be destroyed and lost when cooked using harsh heat, or lost in water. When you boil fruits or vegetables you lose some vitamins, so it is widely recommended to steam or grill these foods. Water soluble  vitamins include vitamin C, B vitamins and folic acid.

What are minerals?

Minerals are needed to control bodily fluids outside and inside of cells, and are used to build teeth and bones, and help them turn food into energy. They are found in most natural food, such as meat, vegetables, fish, dairy, nuts, fruit and cereals. Calcium and iron are both types of minerals; calcium is used to maintain strong bones and support the heart, muscles and nerves, while iron helps with the production of red blood cells.

Here at Forza we want to give you a helping hand, and have produced a range of vitamin and mineral supplements to help support strengthen, and energise your body. Whether that is for your everyday health or specific dieting requirements, we want you to have a healthy lifestyle with supplements that help not only your body, but your mind and soul too.