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Essential Nutrients

When it comes to nutrition, the word “essential” means that you need it but your body can’t make it. There are nine essential amino acids, two essential fatty acids (omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fats), 13 essential vitamins, and 20 essential minerals. Adequate amounts and proper balances of these nutrients are needed for proper metabolic function, to maintain bone, and support neurologic and cardiovascular health. Nutrients also help to prevent chronic disease. No single food is perfect, providing all the vitamins and minerals we need, so it’s important to eat a diverse, healthy diet. It may be necessary to take supplements to prevent deficiency of certain essential nutrients. Ask our pharmacist and visit https://www.openfit.com/essential-nutrients-explainer for more information. 



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