Why Are Vitamin & Mineral Supplements So Important?


Here’s Why

The immune system is a complex mechanism operating on many levels, each unique in its function, nutritional needs and requirements.

Vitamin supplements have a place in our diet, playing a vital role. A vitamin-rich diet will ensure a robust immune system and good overall health.

This post will give you a better understanding of what vitamins and mineral supplements are.

I will also clarify why they play such an essential role in ensuring your immune system work effectively and efficiently.

To Achieve Peak Performance, Your Immune System Needs at Least 30 Different Vitamins and Minerals.


All the hard work your immune system does can sometimes take its toll, if your immune system is not given the right amounts of vitamins, minerals and nutrients through diet or supplements, it will become weakened.

Once compromised, you become more susceptible to infection. You will also have difficulty fighting and recovering from illness and disease.

Supporting & Regulating the Processes of Old Age

Your immune system also controls and regulates the processes of ageing.

Ensuring you maintain the correct balance of vitamins and minerals is vital if you desire to attain and sustain vitality and longevity.

Stay hydrated at all times; make sure you engage in some form of exercise and take everything in moderation, food, alcohol and sex.


If you smoke it’s worth trying to stop or cut down drastically. if you find it difficult try taking small steps or seeking support via groups or your GP.

Get lots of fresh air and exercise get outside as often as you can.

People are much more susceptible to mental health issues now than ever before, 2021 was a bit of a nightmare.

In 2021 you will have a significantly better chance of keeping your body and mind safe from illness and disease by taking proper care of your immune system.

What Are Vitamins & Minerals?

Vitamins and minerals are called micro-nutrients because of the tiny quantities your body needs.

However, to perform at its peak, your immune system needs the assistance of over 30 vitamins and minerals to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency.

The problem is, that the body itself is unable to manufacture many of them naturally.

The vitamins it can produce are usually in insufficient amounts, making its primary goal impossible to achieve.

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No matter how minute, if you are not getting the dosage right, it can cause problems.

Quite serious ones, too, in many cases.

It may be difficult for people to naturally source sunshine to assist with the body’s natural production of vitamin D3.

Vitamin D3  is needed to support many of the immune system’s primary functions. You may also find yourself unable to access particular vitamin-rich foods due to time of year, country, region or climate.

Having the right balance of vitamins and minerals is essential for good immune system health.

Vitamins and minerals work together, very much like the immune system itself. They help sustain and support all the major systems and organs in our body, including the brain.


Should I Include Supplements In My Diet?

Vitamin supplements most definitely have a place on the menu and in our diet.

They play a vital role in ensuring we have access to all the vitamins and minerals we need to achieve a robust immune system and overall good health.

Over the counter supplements are a great way to fill the gap.

In countries where sunlight or food source is not readily available supplements play a vital role. A combination of both food and supplements will ensure you are providing your immune system with all the nutrients it needs.

Be mindful that the correct balance of vitamins and minerals you take is crucial and requires serious consideration.

As the old saying goes,

“too much of a good thing can be a bad thing”,

The statement above is ancient but also very accurate in this particular case.

Overdoing vitamins and minerals can do you much more harm than good.

Please do your due diligence to find out what vitamins and minerals you may or may not be lacking.

Should I Consult My Doctor Before Taking Supplements?

Vitamin supplements are important for a healthy immune system

You can obtain supplements without a prescription from any pharmacy or general store.

Because of this, I would strongly recommend you do your research, seeking advice where and when needed.

If you have any underlying health conditions taking any prescribed medication, you must seek advice from your doctor or health worker.

Some supplements can cause severe side effects if not taken in the correct dosage. So again, please always seek medical advice.

*Please note the information in this post is intended for the purpose of general information only and should not be used as a substitute for the individual expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals & that I may get a commission for purchases made through links in this post.

6 thoughts on “Why Are Vitamin & Mineral Supplements So Important?

    1. Mitch says:

      Hi Angie ??‍♀️


      So Glad you stopped by, really pleased you were able to find something of interest.

      Let me know what you if there was anything that stood out for you or a subject you’d like to see some information about.

      It would be good for me to get info out that would really benefit you and everyone else that visits.

      Thank you for taking time out of your busy day ??

      Hope to soon you again soon.

      Stay Gold Always ?

      Mitch X:-).

  1. Melanie Mathis says:

    I’ve just recently started taking Vitamin D which helps boost your immune system. Because of the corona virus, I’ve made sure to take that extra step to make sure my body is getting the nutrients it needs to be able to fight off disease. So Im glad you’re decided to write about vitamins and how important it is to take them. Also eating right helps your body become stronger. 

    1. Mitch says:

      Hey Melanie,

      Great to hear you took that extra precaution especially around taking vitamin D, which one are you taking D2 or D3?

      Both are needed, however D3 is harder for us to source, the British government announced a few days ago that they will be providing the elderly and people with underlying health conditions free vitamin D supplements.

      I was really pleased to hear this, I’ve been telling all my family, friends and anyone that would and will listen how important vitamin D3 is and to make sure they are at least taking that.

      There are so many benefits that come with taking vitamin D3, and many of the other vitamins we need to ensure we have a healthy immune system.

      You may want to check out this article Sunshine & the Immune System its pretty interesting and explains a lot.

      I’ll be getting many more posts out about the different vitamins, minerals and nutrients we really need to be taking such as Omega 6 & 9 oils, I only thought there was Omega 3.

      Anyway we live & we learn. 🙄

      Thanks for taking time out to visit Melanie & I hope to see you again real soon, your input will always be welcomed & always very much appreciated.

      Stay Save, Stay Healthy, Stay Strong.

      Mitch X:-).

  2. Ingrid Robins says:

    I know that vitamins are very important because we do not always eat enough vegetables and other foods that supply us with all the vitamins we need. Especially when we get older, I used to take a multivitamin for over 50 and have been a bit slag lately and want to start taking them again.

    I have noticed I get tired easily and think it is because I do not get all my vitamins from the food that I am eating. I also have diabetes. I felt better when I was taking a diet supplement so I will start again taking the over 50 vitamin supplements.

    Thank You for your article and for making me think I have to look after myself better. 


    1. Mitch says:

      Hi Ingrid, I know exactly what you mean, I’m 55 and started to feel what you describe a few years ago, and still do every now and then. Vitamin D3, C and Omega-3 really help with low energy, mood, fatigue and lethargy.

      The vitamins I take specifically targeted to my current needs, I find this way of taking vitamin supplements best as multivitamins tend not to cater to individual needs. However, taking 50+ may be adequate enough to meet some people’s health and nutritional needs.


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