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Vitamin E – Tocopherol

Olive Oil - Vitamin E

Vitamin E is not a single organic chemical compound but a group of 8 organic compounds which performs certain biological functions. The organic compounds fall under tocopherols and tocotrienols.  The most common forms forms of this vitamin are γ-tocopherol and α-Tocopherol. This is a fat soluble vitamin, and are present in ... Read More »

Vitamin K – Phylloquinone

Vitamin K sources

Vitamin K1 is technically called as Phylloquinone (other form of vitamin K is Vitamin K2 called as  menaquinones ) . It is one of the fat soluble vitamins . The vitamin K is essential for the blood to clot in case of cuts. It helps in the modification of proteins for aiding the blood to coagulate. Vitamin ... Read More »

Vitamin A – Retinol, Carotenoids

Carrot a Good source of Vitamin A

 Vitamin A like few other vitamin is not a single organic chemical compound, instead it is group of different organic compounds which facilitates certain biological functions. Retinol, retinal and four other carotenoids (The carotenes alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, gamma-carotene; and the xanthophyll beta-cryptoxanthin; of which beta carotene is the most important). Vitamin ... Read More »

Vitamin C – Ascorbic Acid

vitamin c

Vitamin C also called as ascorbic acid is the most important of vitamins. It is a non-essential nutrient in many species (which means they can synthesize it in within themselves). However humans and few other animals cannot synthesize it and require regular dietary intake of this vitamin. As said earlier ... Read More »

Selenium – Dietary Mineral

Brown Rice

Selenium though toxic in large doses, is an essential trace mineral and is essential for most living organism. Like Iodine it is also important for proper functioning of thyroid gland. It is a part of certain rare amino acids like selenocysteine and selenomethionine. It acts as cofactor for many anti-oxidant ... Read More »

Iodine – Dietary Mineral

Iodized salt

Iodine is an essential trace mineral and is required mainly for the synthesis of thyroid hormones, thyroxine and triiodothyronine. A lack of these hormones can result in goiter. Other major function of Iodine is to act as an antioxidant, for extrathyroidal organs as mammary and salivary glands. It the heaviest ... Read More »

Manganese – Dietary Mineral


Manganese is an essential trace mineral and is essential for all the living organisms from a bacteria to human. At any point of time the human body consists of 12 milli grams of Manganese, this is stored in bones and tissues (especially in liver and kidneys). It is very importance ... Read More »

Zinc – Dietary Mineral

pumpkin seeds - zinc

Zinc is an essential trace mineral and is essential for all the living organisms. At any point of time the human body consists of 2-4 g of zinc. Most of the zinc in the body is concentrated in brain, muscles, bones, liver and prostate glands. Human semen contains good amount ... Read More »

Iron – Dietary Mineral

Jaggery a rich source of Iron

Iron is one of the most significant trace mineral which is required for most living organisms in the world. Iron based proteins are found in all living beings. We get the color of the blood because of haemoglobin which is an iron based protein (which also carries oxygen to all ... Read More »

Phosphorus – Dietary Mineral

Cinnamon nutrition

Inorganic (inorganic compounds are those chemical compounds which don’t have carbon in them) phosphorus is very important for every life form as they are a component of DNA an RNA. Life cannot exist or evolve without DNA and RNA. At any point of time the body will have 70% of ... Read More »

Magnesium – Dietary Mineral

Nuts are rich in minerals

Magnesium is an important dietary mineral and is essential for processing ATP and for healthy bones. Magnesium ions play a critical role in nucleic acid chemistry hence it is not only very important for humans for also for all form of life. Over 250 enzymes in our body needs Magnesium ... Read More »

Calcium – Dietary Mineral

Milk Rich in Calcium

Calcium is an important component of a healthy diet and is a mineral that is necessary for life. Ninety nine percent of the body’s calcium is stored in our bones and teeth and the rest 1% is in the body fluid and cells to perform many metabolic activities and muscle ... Read More »