|Table of Vitamins and Minerals|
|Vitamin A||Vitamin D||Potassium||Sodium||Phosphorous||Iodine|
|Vitamin E||Vitamin K||Boron||Calcium||Magnesium||Silicon|
OPC stands for oligomeric proanthocianidins.
Although not vitamins in the strict sense of the word bioflavonoids, which were first
called vitamin P by their discoverer, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi work together with vitamin C
in many biological reactions and have common traits such as scavengers of oxygen
reactive species. Because of that and to honor their discoverer we placed the OPC
next to vitamin C in this table of vitamins and minerals.
The information given for the vitamins and minerals in the table above is by no means exhaustive. It is
intended to be a brief reference guide and students are encouraged to find out more about the
world of micronutrients by turning to articles and reviews in science journals and to what is available
on the subject on the internet.
For an excellent source of information on human vitamin and mineral requirements interested students can take a look at this report: Human Vitamin and Mineral Requirements (Report of a Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation, Bangkok, Thailand, 2002)