CHIA HAS THE NECESSARY VITAMINS, MINERALS AND TRACE ELEMENTS
- Functions of vitamins, trace elements and minerals
Chia seeds are a great source of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. All of these nutrients have their own important roles to play.
Vitamin A: helps to soften the tissue and in bone formation, produce the necessary pigments in the retina of the eye. An important vitamin for correct eyesight.
Vitamin B1: Useful for the conversion of sugars, oxygen metabolism management as well as for transmission of nerve impulses.
Vitamin B2: essential for fat and protein metabolism of food and energy conversion.
Vitamin B3: an important promoter of cell metabolism. It is also involved in DNA repair. It is also related to the production of sex hormones and stress hormones.
Vitamin B9: an important vitamin for nervous system and bone marrow function. Needed to prevent fetal spina bifida and promote cell regeneration.
Vitamin B12: important for growth and development of the nervous system. It also helps in red blood cell synthesis and intestinal activity.
Vitamin C: A powerful antioxidant that enhances the absorption of other vitamins and minerals. Helps in preventing heart disease and contributes to teeth, gums, bone and joint development.
Vitamin E: A powerful antioxidant
Calcium: strengthens the gums and teeth, essential for blood clotting and acts as an activator of several enzymes. It is also associated with muscle activity.
Phosphorus: Involved in the development of bones and teeth, milk secretion, the formation of muscle tissue and cell metabolism.
Iron: Needed for the displacement of transported oxygen and storage of tissues for energy production in the brain, as well as the biochemical mechanisms