The Well Essentials Nutrient Glossary

I get lots of questions about the various vitamins and minerals we need to maintain optimum health and what they do in our body. So I decided to create The Well Essentials Nutrient Glossary for you all where you will find a quick snapshot of all the vitamins and minerals that help keep our bodies healthy. Simply click on the vitamin or mineral you would like more information on for a quick resource of what the nutrient does in our bodies and what food sources it is found in.


Water Soluble Vitamins

Water soluble vitamins are those vitamins which are easily dissolvable in water and thus are able to be eliminated from our bodies through urination or sweat. It is essential that we consume these vitamins daily to ensure a healthy balance.


Fat Soluble Vitamins

Fat-soluble vitamins cannot be as easily excreted from the body as water-soluble vitamins and are best absorbed when eaten in conjunction with a fat source. These vitamins are stored in the fat sources of our body and can be used later.


Macrominerals

Macrominerals are specific inorganic nutrients that the body requires in small amounts but play essential roles in many critical body functions such as hormone balance, bone strength, fluid balance, regular heart beat, energy conversion. 


Trace Minerals

Trace minerals are other kinds of inorganic nutrients that are similar to macrominerals however these minerals are needed in very small quantities, however are still essential for specific body functions.