Nutritional Support: Overview
Diet is directly related to health at every age and stage of life.
Consuming adequate levels of all nutrients is necessary for the proper functioning of cells, tissues, and systems in the body. Insufficient amounts of one or more nutrients can compromise growth and development, reduce overall wellbeing, and contribute to chronic disease.
Good nutrition is related to overall health and wellness
A healthy diet matters
A healthy diet provides protein, fat, and carbohydrates (macronutrients) and 13 essential vitamins and 14 essential minerals (micronutrients) that the body cannot make and must obtain in small amounts from food or other sources.
Micronutrients don’t provide energy, but they do perform hundreds of diverse duties in the body. Vitamins, which are organic compounds, act as coenzymes, hormones, and antioxidants. Minerals, which are inorganic, are antioxidants, participate in the production of hormones and enzymes, and provide structure to bone, teeth, DNA, and lipids, among other functions.1,2
Inadequate macronutrient and micronutrient consumption, as well as excess macronutrient intake, pose significant health problems worldwide, and exist to some extent in every country, including developed areas.3
Understanding nutritional support
Explore an overview of how to recognise nutritional inadequacies and deficiencies and know when to refer patients.
The Centrum Range
Centrum Adults Multivitamin
A daily Multivitamin supplement that helps bridge nutrient gaps.
Centrum Silver With Lutein
Help meet the nutritional needs of adults 50 years of age and older.
Centrum energy has higher levels of B-Vitamins and ginseng, with added gingko biloba to support daily energy needs.