Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins and minerals at the Stirling Health Food Store in Scotland
The Stirling Health Food Store, Scotland sells a wide selection of vitamins and minerals from top brands like: Nature's Aid and Viridian.
From vitamin A to vitamin K2,all these vitamins are necessary for a healthy life. There are 13 vitamins recognized by scientists as needed for the human body. Four of them are fat-soluble (vitamin A, D, E and K), the rest is water-soluble (8 B vitamins and vitamin C). The water-soluble vitamins are easily flushed out of the body and it is therefore important that you have a daily intake of these vitamins. The fat-soluble vitamins store in the body's fatty tissues, so it takes longer before you develop a deficiency.
Sometimes taking medication can deplete the body of certain vitamins and minerals. The Pill for example depletes the woman's body of vital B vitamins, so it is advisable to take extra vitamins when taking the Pill. Stress, illness, poor lifestyle or diet and medication can all cause deficiencies. We at the Stirling Health Food Store can help you choose a vitamin or complex which suits your needs. Our aim is to give the best possible advice on taking any supplements.
The Recommended Daily Amount (RDA) is an EU guidance for how much we need to take of each vitamin and mineral per day. This numbers vary per gender and age. At the Stirling Health Food Store we have got information to find out how much you will need.
List of vitamins:
|vitamin A (retinol)||eyesight and growth|
|vitamin B1 (thiamine)||nervous system and digestion (said to repel midges!)|
|vitamin B2 (riboflavin)||skin, nails and hair|
|vitamin B3 (niacin)||blood circulation and skin|
|vitamin B5 (panthotenic acid)||lowering stress and healthy digestion system|
|good for vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||calming the nerves|
|vitamin B7 (biotin)||healthy hair and skin|
|vitamin B9 (folic acid)||essential during pregnancy|
|vitamin C (ascorbic acid)||healthy immune system and bone health|
|vitamin D||bone health and important for pregnant women|
|vitamin E||important anti-oxidant and necessary for tissue repair|
|vitamin K||essential for blood clotting and bone health|
Minerals are just as important for a healthy body as vitamins are. There are two types of minerals; major ones of which we need more than 100mg a day and minor ones of which we need less than 100mg a day. The major ones are calcium, magnesium, potassium, phophorus and sodium. The minor ones are chromium, iodine, iron, copper, manganese, selenium and zinc. Most of the time we get enough minerals through our diet, but certain people may need more. For example women need more iron and calcium than men. And if you are pregnant or breastfeeding you need more calcium as well. It is thought 1 in 4 British women are lacking in iron and many people living in Scotland don't get enough vitamin D.
List of major minerals:
|Calcium||necessary for strong bones and teeth|
|Iron||needed for healthy blood and muscles|
|Magnesium||helps regulating potassium in the body and is needed for absorption of calcium|
|Zinc||good for a healthy immune system|
|Selenium||required for a healthy liver and a strong anti-oxidant|
|Potassium||the regulator of water levels and needed for transmission of nerve impulses|
At the Stirling Health Food Store in Stirling, Scotland we can help you with finding the right amount of vitamins and minerals for your needs. We've got all vitamins and minerals on their own or combined for both adults and children.
We stock the following brands of vitamins and minerals:
- Nature's Aid
Reasonably priced vitamin and mineral supplements
Check out the Nature's Aid products we sell online or drop by in our store for more.
- Nature's Plus
High quality supplements from America
Check out the Mature's Plus products we sell online or pop into the store for more.
Independent manufacterer of supplements
Check out the Quest products we sell online or visit our shop for more.
Supplier of supplements for more than 18 years
Viridian is Britain's leading brand of ethical vitamins, minerals and supplements. Independently owned and made in the UK.
We sell a number of Vitamins and Minerals in our online shop. However we sell even more vitamins and minerals in our shop in Stirling, so if the product or the brand of vitamins and minerals you're looking for is not listed on our website, don't hesitate to give us a call on 01786 464903, because we might be able to order it for you.