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Three common nutrients and where to find them!

Updated: Sep 6, 2018

Nutrients are substances used by organisms to grow and survive.

They are extremely important for humans. Here are a few nutrients that we need:

1. Calcium

Calcium is a mineral that is an essential part of your bones and teeth. The heart, nerves and blood clotting system all need calcium to function. Calcium can be found in milk and other dairy products and is important in preventing bone conditions such as osteoporosis or rickets. Calcium can also be found in the following medicines:

- Healthviva Calcium

- Coepreg Capsule

- Maxum Tablet


2. Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a vitamin that can be found in many fruits, vegetables and dairy products. You need Vitamin A to ensure proper functioning of your eyes, genes and various other systems. Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkins and Broccoli are all rich in Vitamin A and its important you take enough of this vitamin to avoid skin disease and wounds getting infected. Vitamin A can also be found in the following medicines:

- Dexorange Capsule

- Acvit

- Aquasol A

3. Potassium

Potassium is a mineral that is crucial for your life, ensuring your heart and kidneys function. Low potassium can be attributed to a risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, arthritis, cancer and digestive disorders.

Some potassium rich foods include avocados, spinach, bananas and white beans.

Potassium can also be found in the following medicines:

- Bactrol

- Basol

- Coslyte

If you have any deficiencies, make sure you get the medicines you need and ensure that the balance of nutrients in your body is maintained! If you face any problems, make sure to contact your doctor and then get the medicines you need from Gaia Pharmacy!

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