The Health Benefits of Vitamins and Minerals

During your day to day, your body needs a small dose of vitamins and minerals to help it function. While eating a variety of healthy food gives your body the vitamins and minerals it needs, it’s not always easy to keep up these healthy habits.

If you suspect you are vitamin deficient it is recommended you get advice from a health care professional on whether vitamin and mineral supplements are the best solution for you. Here are a few vitamins and minerals and various ways they can benefit your health!

Vitamin A

Vitamin A has a range of health benefits anyone would be interested in. It gives your immune system the boost it needs to fight infection and illness, aids bone growth and development and has been known to decrease your risk of having acne and preserve your eyesight despite aging.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is your skin’s friend. It reduces itching, aids in wound healing and dryness and can prevent or minimise the appearance of scars. Vitamin E also protects your cell membranes from damage and has been found to guard against Alzheimer’s Disease and particular types of cancer. 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is very important to the physical makeup of your body as it aids in the production of collagen, tendons, cartilage, ligaments and basic bone protein. In addition to this, it also protects the body from damage done by free radicals, boosts your immune system and decreases your risk of getting stomach, esophagus, mouth and breast cancer.

B Vitamins

B Vitamins are great! They protect you from premature aging and illness. They also help your body metabolise protein, carbohydrates and fat. On top of all this, B vitamins aid your energy levels, your eyesight and your digestive system.


Calcium plays a big role in your heart health as it helps the heart muscles contract, keeping your blood pressure at a normal level. It also helps in the functioning of your other muscles and is important for your teeth and bone health. Lastly, calcium aids in blood clotting and assists your nerves in transmitting messages between your brain and the rest of your body.


Zinc is a versatile mineral. Firstly, it aids the body’s immune and digestive system and helps with the healing of wounds. It is also said to reduce night blindness and decrease the risk of cancer and chronic diseases related to aging. However, the most interesting and unique benefit of zinc is its ability to optimise your sense of taste and smell. 


Potassium is important to your body as it helps strengthen your muscles and keep your heart healthy. It not only lowers blood pressure and aids in maintaining your body’s fluids, but also helps reduce stress and anxiety and can provide relief from stroke.

The health benefits of vitamins and minerals are endless! However, it is important to remember that consuming too many vitamins and minerals can have a negative effect on your health. Luckily, we’ve got your back! Speak to your friendly Pharmacy at SPAR pharmacist for advice on the minerals and vitamins your body needs.

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