Give your daily diet its vitamin check-up!

You probably know that you need a bunch of different vitamins and minerals every day. But do you know which ones you need, and why you need them?

To sustain good health, your body must get more than 30 vitamins, minerals, and dietary components that it can't make at all, or in sufficient quantities.

What are these essential nutrients? What does each do? How much do you need? How much is too much? What happens if you have a deficiency?

The answers to these questions and more are in Making Sense of Vitamins and Minerals, an instructive Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School doctors. This report explains not only how vitamins and minerals differ, but also how they are absorbed, how they interact, and how they sometimes come into conflict.

You’ll learn which vitamins need to be replenished every few days and which your body can store and release as needed. You’ll find out why Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) often change with age, which vitamins have useful antioxidant properties, and which common medications can deplete your store of vitamins and minerals.

Using clear, helpful charts, Making Sense of Vitamins and Minerals explains each nutrient’s function and benefits, its RDA, and the safe upper limit of daily intake. It also details good food sources for each vitamin and mineral.

Plus, a Special Section called “Does your diet deliver the daily recommended dose?” will help you determine if the foods you eat every day provide a complete spectrum of nutrients. You’ll get tips for making healthful food choices, for adding a host of nutrient-dense foods, and for squeezing the most nutritional benefit from your diet.

Don’t wonder if you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Order Making Sense of Vitamins and Minerals today!

Inside Making Sense of Vitamins and Minerals, you'll discover:

  • The functions of more than 30 vitamins and minerals you need
  • The recommended minimum and maximum amounts of vitamins and minerals you should consume
  • How to detect and address a deficiency
  • Whether or not you should take a dietary supplement
  • 50 super-foods that deliver the most nutrients per calorie
  • Great ways to prepare meals high in nutrients — and low in calories
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