B5 deficiencies were common in prisoners of war in the second world war but quite rare these days as it is found in a lot of different foods. Unless you live on burger, fries & cola, you probably don’ have anything to worry about. But what does vitamin B5 do in the body? Read on to find out.
Vitamin D deficiency is more wide-spread than most people realise. In some places of the world, its very difficult for your skin to manufacture this “sunshine” vitamin because of low sunlight levels, people hiding from the heat of the day, or simply because sunblock prevents the UV rays from getting through to your skin.
Manganese is one mineral you are unlikely to have to supplement in your diet. It is involved in many enzyme reactions as it is a co-factor required by the enzyme. It is involved in removing free radicals as well as regulation of sugar release from muscle and liver tissue.
Strontium may not be required for good health, but it can help build healthy bones since it is chemically similar to calcium.
Vitamin K is one of those vitamins that we tend to forget about. However, it is vital for proper developement of bones as well as other functions within the body.