Here is a collection of the vitamins and minerals I have found and what they pertain to. I known there are many other websites out there that have this information, but I wanted to learn more on my own. This is as much for me as it is for you. This list is on-going as I find more information regarding each specific type of vitamin and mineral. In the future, I might expand on this list to include greater detail when I have more time available. For now, here is what I have found and what you can do to reach a higher level of health.

Vitamins & Minerals for Optimal Health
ComponentPrimary Health BenefitMost Common Foods
Vitamin AEye and skin healthRetinoid: fish, liver, milk, cheese and most other dairy products
Beta-carotene: carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, oatmeal and most other leafy greens.
Vitamin B1Energy production, nervous system health, suspected immune system benefitsFish, pork, flour-based foods, leafy greens and nuts
Vitamin B1 is in plentiful supply in most foods that all humans eat. It’s rare to be deficient.
Vitamin B2Energy production, eye and skin health, suspected immune system benefitsMushrooms, pork, dairy products, leafy greens and nuts
Vitamin B2 is also a prevalent component in nature found in many foods.
Vitamin B3Energy production, liver health, suspected cardiovascular benefitsleafy greens, meats, dairy products and yeast-based products
Vitamin B3 is also a prevalent component in nature found in many foods.
SodiumHydration, regulating blood sugar levelsNearly any processed food; salt