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Micronutrients in Centrum

Vitamins🔽, minerals🔽 are important to help maintain essential body functions and in most cases they must be absorbed through our daily nutrition.

 

Vitamins

Vitamins are essential micronutrients that the body is unable to produce (with the exception of vitamin D). Select a vitamin or mineral to find out more.

  • What is Vitamin A and what does it do?

    Vitamin A plays a significant role in the maintenance of normal vision, the normal functioning of the immune system and the normal process of cell specialisation which is the process by which generic cells change into specific cells meant to do certain tasks within the body.

    Where can I find Vitamin A?

    Liver

    Liver

    Fish

    Fish

    Egg yolk

    Egg yolk

    Dairy products

    Dairy products

    Cheese

    Cheese

    Vitamin A:

    • Helps maintain normal vision 
    • Helps maintain the normal functioning of the immune system
    • Plays a role in the process of cell specialisation
    • Helps maintain normal skin
       

    What is the recommended intake of vitamin A?

    The recommended daily intake of vitamin A for adults is 800 µg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain Vitamin A?

  • What is Vitamin B6 and what does it do?

    Vitamin B6 contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, the healthy formation of red blood cells and a reduction in tiredness.

    What contains Vitamin B6?

    Pork

    Pork

    Chicken and turkey

    Chicken and turkey

    Grains

    Grains

    Potatoes

    Potatoes

    Peanuts

    Peanuts

    Fish

    Fish

    Eggs

    Eggs

    Soya beans

    Soya beans

    Vitamin B6:

    • Helps maintain normal functioning of the nervous system
    • Helps maintain the normal formation of red blood cells
    • Helps reduce tiredness and fatigue 
    • Helps maintain normal energy release
    • Helps maintain normal protein and glycogen metabolism
    • Helps maintain normal psychological functions
    • Helps maintain the regulation of hormonal activity
       

    What is the recommended intake of vitamin B6?

    The recommended daily intake of vitamin B6 for adults is 1.4 mg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain Vitamin B6?

  • What is Vitamins B12 and what does it do?

    Vitamin B12 helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue and contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells.

    What contains vitamin B12?

    Liver

    Liver

    Beef

    Beef

    Herring

    Herring

    Salmon

    Salmon

    Cheese

    Cheese

    Vitamin B12:

    • Helps reduce tiredness and fatigue
    • Helps maintain the normal formation of red blood cells
    • Helps maintain normal energy release
    • Helps maintain normal functioning of the nervous system
    • Helps maintain normal psychological functioning
       

    What is the recommended intake of vitamin B12?

    The recommended daily intake of vitamin B12 for adults is 2.5 µg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain vitamin B12?

  • What is Vitamin C and what does it do?

    Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is best known for contributing to the normal functioning of the immune system. It also contributes to collagen formation for the normal function of bones, cartilage, skin, blood vessels and the normal function of the nervous system.

    Where can I find vitamin C?

    Peppers

    Peppers

    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts

    Oranges

    Oranges

    Kiwi fruit

    Kiwi fruit

    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potatoes

    Vitamin C:

    • Helps maintain normal functioning of the immune system
    • Helps maintain the normal formation of collagen for normal functioning of bones
    • Helps maintain the normal formation of collagen for normal functioning of cartilage
    • Helps maintain the normal formation of collagen for normal functioning of skin
    • Helps maintain the normal formation of collagen for normal functioning of blood vessels
    • Helps maintain a normal energy-yielding metabolism
    • Helps maintain normal functioning of the nervous system

    What is the recommended intake of vitamin C?

    The recommended daily intake of vitamin C for adults is 80 mg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive

    Which Centrum products contain vitamin C?

  • What is Vitamin D and what does it do?

    Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) helps maintain the normal functioning of the immune system. It also contributes to maintaining bones and teeth, as well as normal muscle function .

    Where can I find vitamin D?

    Eggs

    Eggs

    Beef

    Beef

    Liver

    Liver

    Butter / Margarine

    Butter / Margarine

    Fish

    Fish

    Muesli

    Muesli

    Vitamin D:

    • Helps maintain normal functioning of the immune system
    • Helps maintain normal strong bones
    • Helps maintain normal healthy teeth
    • Helps to maintain normal muscle function
    • Contributes to the normal absorption of calcium and phosphorus
       

    What is the recommended intake of vitamin D?

    The recommended daily intake of vitamin D for adults is 5 µg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain vitamin D?

  • What is Vitamin E and what does it do?

    Vitamin E (tocopherol) helps protect cells from oxidative stress which means it is an antioxidant.

    What contains vitamin E?

    Nuts

    Nuts

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Wheat germ

    Wheat germ

    Vitamin E:

    • Helps maintain the protection of cells from oxidative stress
       

    What is the recommended intake of vitamin E?

    The recommended daily intake of vitamin E for adults is 12 mg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain vitamin E?

  • What is Vitamin K and what does it do?

    Vitamin K contributes to normal blood clotting and helps maintain normal strong bones

    What contains vitamin K?

    Green leafy vegetables

    Green leafy vegetables

    Soya beans

    Soya beans

    Eggs

    Eggs

    Milk

    Milk

    Vitamin K:

    • Contributes to normal blood clotting
    • Helps maintain normal strong bones
       

    What is the recommended intake of vitamin K?

    The recommended daily intake of vitamin K for adults is 75 µg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain vitamin K?

  • What is Vitamin B9 and what does it do?

    Folic acid (Vitamin B9) contributes to normal blood formation and plays a role in normal cell division.

    Where can I find Vitamin B9?

    Green vegetables

    Green vegetables

    Whole grains

    Whole grains

    Folic acid:

    • Helps maintain normal blood formation
    • Plays a role in normal cell division
    • Helps maintain normal psychological functioning
    • Helps reduce tiredness and fatigue
       

    What is the recommended intake of folic acid?

    The recommended daily intake of folic acid for adults is 200 µg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain Vitamin B9?

  • What is Vitamin B3 and what does it do?

    Vitamin B3 (niacin) is best known for contributing to normal functioning of the nervous system.

    Where can I find Vitamin B3?

    Whole grains

    Whole grains

    Chicken

    Chicken

    Beef

    Beef

    Nuts

    Nuts

    Oily fish

    Oily fish

    Niacin:

    • Helps maintain normal functioning of the nervous system
    • Helps maintain normal energy release
    • Helps maintain normal psychological functioning
    • Helps reduce tiredness and fatigue
       

    What is the recommended intake of niacin?

    The recommended daily intake of niacin for adults is 16 mg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain Vitamin B3?

  • What is Vitamin B5 and what does it do?

    Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) is best known for helping to maintain normal mental performance and for reducing tiredness and fatigue.

    What contains Vitamin B5?

    Egg yolk

    Egg yolk

    Liver

    Liver

    Vegetables

    Vegetables

    Legumes

    Legumes

    Whole grains

    Whole grains

    Pantothenic acid:

    • Helps maintain normal mental performance
    • Helps reduce tiredness and fatigue
    • Helps maintain normal energy release
       

    What is the recommended intake of pantothenic acid?

    The recommended daily intake of pantothenic acid for adults is 6 mg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain Vitamin B5?

  • What is Vitamin B2 and what does it do?

    Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) contributes to reducing tiredness and fatigue, to maintaining normal vision and normal functioning of the nervous system .

    What contains Vitamin B2?

    Milk

    Milk

    Dairy products

    Dairy products

    Eggs

    Eggs

    Liver

    Liver

    Whole grains

    Whole grains

    Riboflavin:

    • Helps maintain normal vision
    • Helps maintain normal functioning of the nervous system
    • Supports normal energy release
    • Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
    • Helps reduce tiredness and fatigue
       

    What is the recommended intake of riboflavin?

    The recommended daily intake of riboflavin for adults is 1.4 mg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain Vitamin B2?

  • What is Vitamin B1 and what does it do?

    Vitamin B1 (thiamine) supports the normal functioning of the heart and the nervous system, and supports energy-yielding metabolism.

    What contains Vitamin B1?

    Grains

    Grains

    Legumes

    Legumes

    Meat

    Meat

    Nuts

    Nuts

    Thiamine:

    • Helps maintain normal heart function
    • Helps maintain normal functioning of the nervous system
    • Contributes to normal energy release
    • Helps maintain normal psychological functioning
       

    What is the recommended intake of thiamine?

    The recommended daily intake of thiamine for adults is 1.1 mg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain Vitamin B1?

  • What is Biotin and what does it do?

    Biotin contributes to a normal energy-yielding metabolism, to the normal functioning of the nervous system and to the maintenance of normal psychological functioning.

    Where can I find biotin?

    Egg yolk

    Egg yolk

    Soya beans

    Soya beans

    Liver

    Liver

    Maize

    Maize

    Yeast

    Yeast

    Milk

    Mílk

    Biotin:

    • Supports normal energy release
    • Helps maintain normal functioning of the nervous system
    • Helps maintain normal psychological functioning
    • Helps maintain normal hair
    • Helps maintain normal skin
       

    What is the recommended intake of biotin?

    The recommended daily intake of biotin for adults is 50 µg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain biotin?

Minerals

Minerals are micronutrients that are important for a wide range of vital functions in the human body.

  • What is Magnesium and what does it do?

    Magnesium is best known for helping to maintain normal muscle function and normal strong bones.

    What contains magnesium?

    Whole grains

    Whole grains

    Green leafy vegetables

    Green leafy vegetables

    Seeds

    Seeds

    Nuts

    Nuts

    Legumes

    Legumes

    Magnesium:

    • Helps maintain normal muscle function
    • Helps maintain normal strong bones
    • Helps maintain electrolyte balance
    • Helps reduce tiredness and fatigue
    • Supports normal energy release
    • Helps support normal functioning of the nervous system
    • Helps maintain normal teeth
       

    What is the recommended intake of magnesium?

    The recommended daily intake of magnesium for adults is 375 mg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain magnesium?

  • What is Calcium and what does it do?

    Calcium is essential for the maintenance of normal bones & teeth. Calcium also supports the normal formation of blood clots.

    What contains calcium?

    Milk

    Milk

    Cheese

    Cheese

    Sardines

    Sardines

    Dark green leafy vegetables

    Dark green leafy vegetables

    Dried beans

    Dried beans

    Nuts

    Nuts

    Calcium:

    • Is needed for the maintenance of normal teeth
    • Is needed for the maintenance of normal strong bones
    • Contributes to normal blood clotting
       

    What is the recommended intake of calcium?

    The recommended daily intake of calcium for adults is 800 mg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain calcium?

  • What is Potassium and what does it do?

    Potassium contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system and normal muscle function.

    What contains potassium?

    Fruit

    Fruit

    Dried fruits

    Dried fruits

    Potatoes

    Potatoes

    Spinach

    Spinach

    Nuts

    Nuts

    Potassium:

    • Helps maintain normal functioning of the nervous system
    • Helps maintain normal muscle function
    • Helps maintain normal blood pressure levels
       

    What is the recommended intake of potassium?

    The recommended daily intake of potassium for adults is 2,000 mg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
  • What is Phosphorus and what does it do?

    Phosphorus is best known for supporting normal energy-yielding metabolism and for the maintenance of normal strong bones.

    Where can I find phosphorus?

    Rice

    Rice

    Red meat

    Red meat

    Fish

    Fish

    Poultry

    Poultry

    Dairy products

    Dairy products

    Phosphorus:

    • Contributes to normal energy release
    • Helps maintain a normal strong bones
    • Helps maintain normal functioning of cell membranes
    • Helps maintain normal teeth
       

    What is the recommended intake of phosphorus?

    The recommended daily intake of phosphorus for adults is 700 mg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain phosphorus?

Trace elements

Trace elements or trace minerals are defined as those minerals that are vital for the body, although the body's daily requirements are very small.

  • What is Chromium and what does it do?

    Chromium is best known for helping to maintain normal blood glucose levels.

    Where can I find chromium?

    Whole grains

    Whole grains

    Dairy products

    Dairy products

    Meat

    Meat

    Brewer’s yeast

    Brewer’s yeast

    Chromium:

    • Chromium helps maintain normal blood glucose levels
    • Helps maintain a normal macronutrient metabolism (carbohydrates, proteins and fats)
       

    What is the recommended intake of chromium?

    The recommended daily intake of chromium for adults is 40 µg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain chromium?

  • What is Iron and what does it do?

    Iron contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin.

    What contains iron?

    Egg yolk

    Egg yolk

    Red meat

    Red meat

    Whole grains

    Whole grains

    Green leafy vegetables

    Green leafy vegetables

    Fish

    Fish

    Oysters

    Oysters

    Iron:

    • Helps maintain the normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin
    • Helps maintain normal cognitive functions
    • Supports normal energy release
    • Helps maintain the normal transport of oxygen in the body
    • Helps maintain normal functioning of the immune system
    • Helps reduce tiredness and fatigue
       

    What is the recommended intake of iron?

    The recommended daily intake of iron for adults is 14 mg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain iron?

  • What is Iodine and what does it do?

    Iodine contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function.

    What contains iodine?

    Iodised salt

    Iodised salt

    Fish

    Fish

    Shellfish

    Shellfish

    Iodine:

    • Iodine contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and a normal thyroid function
    • Helps maintain normal cognitive functions
    • Supports normal energy release
    • Helps maintain normal functioning of the nervous system
    • Helps maintain normal skin
       

    What is the recommended intake of iodine?

    The recommended daily intake of iodine for adults is 150 µg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain iodine?

  • What is Copper and what does it do?

    Copper helps maintain the normal pigmentation of skin and hair and contributes to maintenance of normal connective tissues.

    What contains copper?

    Liver

    Liver

    Seafood

    Seafood

    Nuts

    Nuts

    Almonds

    Almonds

    Whole grains

    Whole grains

    Green vegetables

    Green vegetables

    Dried peas

    Dried peas

    Beans

    Beans

    Copper:

    • Helps maintain normal skin pigmentation
    • Helps maintain normal hair pigmentation
    • Helps maintain normal connective tissue
    • Supports normal energy release
    • Helps maintain normal functioning of the nervous system
    • Helps maintain normal iron transport in the body
    • Helps maintain normal functioning of the immune system
    • Helps maintain the protection of cells from oxidative stress
       

    What is the recommended intake of copper?

    The recommended daily intake of copper for adults is 1 mg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain copper?

  • What is Manganese and what does it do?

    Manganese is best known for helping to maintain normal strong bones and for the normal formation of connective tissue. Manganese also contributes to  normal energy-yielding metabolism.

    What contains manganese?

    Egg yolk

    Egg yolk

    Nuts

    Nuts

    Beans

    Beans

    Green vegetables

    Green vegetables

    Whole grains

    Whole grains

    Manganese:

    • Helps maintain normal strong bones
    • Helps maintain the normal formation of connective tissue
    • Supports normal energy release
    • Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
       

    What is the recommended intake of manganese?

    The recommended daily intake of manganese for adults is 2 mg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain manganese?

  • What is Selenium and what does it do?

    Selenium is best known for helping to maintain healthy hair and nails.

    What contains selenium?

    Meat

    Meat

    Whole grains

    Whole grains

    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    Onions

    Onions

    Fish

    Fish

    Selenium:

    • Helps maintain normal health hair
    • Helps maintain normal spermatogenesis
    • Helps maintain normal functioning of the immune system
    • Helps maintain normal thyroid functioning
    • Helps maintain the protection of cells from oxidative stress
       

    What is the recommended intake of selenium?

    The recommended daily intake of selenium for adults is 55 µg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain selenium?

  • What is Zinc and what does it do?

    Zinc contributes to normal DNA synthesis, fertility and the reproductive system.

    What contains zinc?

    Shellfish

    Shellfish

    Whole grains

    Whole grains

    Nuts

    Nuts

    Liver

    Liver

    Kidney

    Kidney

    Green leafy vegetables

    Green leafy vegetables

    Zinc:

    • Helps maintain normal DNA synthesis
    • Helps maintain normal fertility and reproduction
    • Helps maintain normal cognitive functions
    • Helps maintain normal bones
    • Helps maintain normal hair
    • Helps maintain normal nails
    • Helps maintain normal skin
       

    What is the recommended intake of zinc?

    The recommended daily intake of zinc for adults is 10 mg.[*]

    • *Reference value as specified in the EU Food Information Directive
       

    Which Centrum products contain zinc?