THE WELL ESSENTIALS nutrient glossary

Here 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 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 can not 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.

// macro minerals //

Macro minerals are specific inorganic nutrients that the body requires in larger quantities due to the fact that these minerals 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 macro minerals however these minerals are needed in very small quantities, however are still essential for specific body functions.