Vitamins and supplements

It is often very difficult to meet all of our body’s needs. In many cases, this causes deficiencies, which can be remedied with vitamins and supplements. Talk to your pharmacist what you require daily according to your age, your overall condition and several other factors.

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Vitamins and supplements

Vitamins and supplements are divided into two groups; water soluble and fat soluble. Hydro-soluble vitamins dissolve in water and are passed in urine, so it is impossible for the body to store them. Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in body fat, so it possible that they can be stored in fatty tissues to create reserves to prevent deficiencies.

While taking supplements can sometimes offset deficiencies, it is important to understand that vitamins and supplements do not replace a healthy diet; they act as a complement. Thirteen vitamins are essential for your body to function: vitamins A, B (eight vitamins), C, D, E and K. Each vitamin or supplement has a specific function and makes a beneficial contribution to your body. 


Just like vitamins, your body constantly needs minerals. Calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium and phosphorous are minerals that play several vital roles in your body, and for of which it is important to maintain a balanced daily intake. Accès pharma chez Walmart-affiliated pharmacists can recommend minerals to suit your individual needs. 

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