Vitamins and More …

Simple things

Purpose of the site: to provide useful information about vitamins and other nutrients in an easily understandable way on one hand and emphasize important points on the other. We try to bring useful texts only without loading our visitors with “academic style” comprehensive information and huge structural formulas of chemical substances. So …


small important part


What are vitamins? In brief- they are organic matter, which are not synthesized by the human body, however, play a highly important role in the biochemical and physiological processes of our organism. This makes vitamins different from other relevant organic substances like carbohydrates, fats, and proteins which are used as structural elements and sources of energy for living forms. In other simple words- vitamins are like something small but very very significant. Let’s find a situation from life in order to illustrate the importance of vitamins. Say, we organize a BBQ party… friends are arriving, huge brazier in the backyard, tons of juicy steaks are here, we put first class charcoal into our brazier and ….. ?!? MATCHES ?!? “Hey guys we forgot matches, …Oh!… No one smokes !?! Let’s analyze this exaggerated situation: pair of matches is the smallest, cheapest and inconspicuous things in our party but so important- no matches no steaks, angry and hungry friend and so on … Daily consumptions of carbohydrates for the average person is about 250 g, proteins- about 55 g, fats- about 35 g AND daily consumption of vitamin B12 is only 1 mcg (one millionth (1/1,000,000) of a gram) – as small as important!!!


chemical elements


What are the dietary minerals (elements)? Besides four basic elements – hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen from which all organic matters are created – there are chemical elements, which play a highly important role in biochemical and physiological processes of our body. More than 20 chemical elements are required for proper body functioning- this group of chemical elements is called “dietary minerals”.