Vitamin K

Nutrition Library Vitamin K General Information Vitamin K is one of the fat-soluble vitamins. Vitamin K is a collective term for various substances. Specifically, vitamin K1 = phylloquinone, vitamin K2 = menaquinone, and vitamin K3 = menadione (synthetically...

Vitamin B1

Nutrition Library Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) General Information Vitamin B1 (thiamine) is a water-soluble B vitamin and is essential for the body. Excess vitamin B1 is quickly excreted from the body, so regular intake is necessary. It is very sensitive to heat. In...

Copper

Nutrition Library Copper General Information Copper is an essential trace mineral and, after iron and zinc, the third most common mineral in the human body. Almost half of the body’s copper is stored in the muscles, a fifth in the skeleton. Many foods contain copper,...

Panthothenic Acid

Nutrition Library Panthothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) General Information Pantothenic acid is an essential, water-soluble vitamin and was previously included in the complex of B vitamins. The biologically active form is coenzyme A, which plays a key role in energy...

Folate/Folic Acid

Nutrition Library Folate/Folic Acid General Information Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin and cannot be stored in the body. It must therefore be ingested via the daily diet. In Germany, the intake of folic acid (and its derivatives) is below the recommended daily...

Selenium

Nutrition Library Selenium General Information Selenium is an essential trace element. The selenium content of food depends on the selenium content of the soil. In Central Europe, soils are mostly poor in selenium. In some EU countries, selenium is added to the feed...

Vitamin A

Nutrition Library Vitamin A General Information Vitamin A (retinol) is a fat-soluble vitamin and is only found in animal products. Beta-carotene is mainly found in plant-based foods. Beta-carotene is a precursor of vitamin A (provitamin A) and can be converted into...

Vitamin E

Nutrition Library Vitamin E General Information Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin E includes all natural and synthetic vitamin E compounds (tocopherol and tocotrienol derivatives). There are eight different vitamin E variants in nature; α-tocopherol is the...

Zinc

Nutrition Library Zinc General Information Zinc is an essential trace element. The body cannot form zinc itself, so it must be consumed regularly in the diet. Zinc is also sometimes called the “immune system mineral.” Serious zinc deficiency is rare in...

Vitamin C

Nutrition Library Vitamin C General Information Vitamin C is water-soluble and cannot be produced by the body (making it an essential vitamin). It is not stored in the body and must therefore be consumed in sufficient amounts every day. Intake levels are generally...

Magnesium

Nutrition Library Magnesium General Information Magnesium is one of the ten most common elements in the earth’s crust. It is found in nature in combination with other minerals and in the leafy greens of plants. Accurate measurement of magnesium level in the body...

Calcium

Nutrition Library Calcium General Information Calcium is the “bone mineral.” It is the most abundant mineral in the body (approx. 1 kg), approx. 99% of which is bound in the skeletal system. The German population is, in general, adequately supplied with...

Iron

Nutrition Library Iron General Information Iron is an important trace element and is of central importance in human metabolism. According to WHO, iron deficiency (and thus anemia) is the most common nutrient deficiency worldwide. Iron deficiency and iron deficiency...

Iodine

Nutrition Library Iodine General Information Iodine is an essential micronutrient. Iodine is known for its critical importance for the thyroid The soil in mid-Europe, as well as in many other countries worldwide, is considered low in iodine. Hence, it is not possible...