Nutrients Glossary

A big database of all the nutrients our bodies need to function properly. Vitamins, Minerals, Trace Elements, Amino Acids.

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Vitamins are organic chemical compounds that are essential for normal growth and maintenance of our body.

However, as our bodies cannot synthesize them, we get them from our food or from supplements.

Amino Acids

Amino acids are the chemical compounds that are the basic building blocks of proteins and determine their characteristic properties.

There are 20 different amino acids that make up all proteins. Amino acids have a central carbon atom, called the alpha-carbon, to which four different groups are attached: a hydrogen atom, an amino group (NH2), a carboxyl group (COOH), and a side chain group (R group).


Minerals and trace minerals are specific inorganic chemical elements, the presence of which in very small quantities is essential to organisms.

Both trace elements and minerals must be consumed daily for the normal functioning of our body. The difference between trace elements and minerals is that our body needs the former in even smaller quantities.

Other Nutrients

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Other important nutrients our bodies need to live a long and healthy life.