Nutrients & Minerals

There are two types of fiber and you need both for good health. Get the facts, and find out how to get more in your diet.
Wondering why copper matters in your diet? Dr. Lindsey Mcilvena uncovers the truth.
You’re trying to get healthy, incorporating more vegetables into your life. But what is the nutritional value of salad greens? Dr. Lindsey Mcilvena checks out the most popular varieties.
You hear the expression all the time, but now Dr. Lindsey Mcilvena breaks it down for you. We even included a cool infographic...
You may have seen it in stores, but what are the real benefits of aloe vera? Dr. Lindsey Mcilvena checks out what the science says for some of the common applications.
Beta and alpha carotene first came to attention in the 1980s, and they're one of the world’s most studied antioxidants. Get all the facts here.
Three new studies reveal how important one vitamin is for relieving chronic pain and actually prolonging our lives. Unfortunately, we aren’t getting enough.
Are you a non-meat eater? Our own Dr. Lindsey offers some suggestions for getting important omega-3s without needing fish or fish products.
Think of any body function and it’s likely that manganese has a hand in the production. Find out more with our Manganese Facts sheet.
Also known as Vitamin B2, riboflavin is one of the B complex vitamins involved in many basic metabolic functions. Get all your riboflavin facts here.
Zinc is an essential trace element for all forms of life and plays an important role in the structure of proteins and cell membranes. Get your zinc facts here.
Here are some fast calcium facts and a list of food -- besides milk -- where you can find them.
Find out how the SuperFoods doctors compare yesteryear's fruits and vegetables to today's.
We’ve all heard that dairy products contain calcium, but what if you don’t eat it? Here are some top non dairy sources of calcium to check out.
Do you mostly eat a plant-based diet? If so, people may be worried about where you’re getting your vitamin B12 foods. Don't worry, Dr. Mcilvena has you covered.
Polyphenols are critically important because they are anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, anti-bacterial, and more. Get the polyphenols facts -- Game of Thrones style.
Magnesium plays important roles in the structure and the function of the human body. Get all the facts here...
Potassium is an element (and an electrolyte) that's essential for the body's growth and maintenance. Get all your potassium facts right here and learn more.
Carotenoids are yellow, orange, and red pigments synthesized by plants and pack a ton of SuperNutrients. Get the carotenoids facts here.
Find out what selenium is, how much of it is enough and how much is too much.
Folate -- we all need it, but what the heck is it? And where do we find folate foods if we’re mostly plant-eating people? Dr. Lindsey Mcilvena breaks it down.
Iron is a key element in the metabolism of almost all living organisms. View our handy infographics on where to find it and how much you need.
The main function of vitamin E is as an antioxidant, and it's vital to humans. Get all the vitamin E facts here for more info.
Much of our bodies -- including muscles, organs, skin, hair and enzymes -- are made primarily of protein. Get the protein facts you never knew here.
Selenium is a trace element that acts as an antioxidant in the body and is involved in a number of bodily functions. Get the selenium facts here.
Vitamin B6 performs a wide variety of functions in your body and is essential for your good health. Find out more from this Vitamin 6 Facts sheet.
Thiamin is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin, previously known as vitamin B1. But there are more thiamin facts you need to know. Check them out!
Also known as Vitamin B3, niacin is known for some incredible benefits. But you can go too far with it. Check out our niacin facts sheet.
Saponins are phytonutrients found in many beans and vegetables including peas. See how they're used for immunity and beer foam in our saponins facts story.
Lutein is a naturally powerful anti-oxidant -- a carotenoid. See how it can protect your hearts, heart and skin.
Omega 3 fatty acids, along with Omega 6 fatty acids, is essential for good health. Get all the Omega 3 Fatty Acids facts and how to get it in your diet.
We've got all the fast facts for you, as well as a list of SuperFoods that contain this powerful nutrient.
Wondering what folate is and why it's important to your good health? We've got the folate facts you're been looking for.