Vitamins are micronutrients that your body requires to stay healthy, strong, and happy. They play crucial roles in muscle and nerve function, digestion, metabolism, and the immune system. Like water, vitamins are essential to our wellbeing, meaning our bodies don’t produce them and therefore need to be replenished regularly.
They are typically split into two categories: water-soluble and fat-soluble. Water-soluble vitamins (B vitamins and vitamin C) are dissolvable in water and pass quickly through our systems. As they are essential, we must consume water-soluble vitamins more consistently than fat-soluble ones. Fat-soluble vitamins (Vitamin A, D, E, and K) require, you guessed it, fat to be absorbed and used in our bodies and their systems. They are stored in our bodies similarly to the way fat is stored, so they can accumulate and remain in our systems for much longer without needing to be as frequently replenished as the water-soluble varieties.
To ensure you are getting your daily intake of vitamins, remember that variety is the spice of life! It is important to get your nutrients from various sources and, lucky for us, we have endless nutrient-rich sources to choose from. Many fruits and vegetables are packed with essential nutrients, as well as meats and fortified foods like milk and bread, and by eating them we get a myriad of valuable vitamins. Another efficient and clean source for vitamins are waterdrop® Microdrinks! In their many delicious and unique flavours, they contain helpful nutrients to help you reach your daily intake.
Here’s a breakdown of the many vitamins found in our Microdrinks, and the array of flavours you can enjoy them in to ensure you are nourishing your body and meeting all of its needs:
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
One of the most well-known vitamins, Vitamin C is found in fruits, particularly citrus, and in vegetables such as potatoes, broccoli, bell peppers, spinach, and more. It is valuable as it helps boost the immune system which aids in fighting the common cold and various infections. It also contributes to the creation of collagen for healthy skin and muscles.
Vitamin C is found in all waterdrop® Microdrink flavours.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
As the body does not produce Vitamin B1 by itself, it must be found in other places. Consuming food such as pork, brown rice, watermelon, and acorn squash, among others, helps us get the daily amount that we need. It’s a valuable vitamin that boosts your metabolism, helping you convert food into energy. It supports nerve function and overall brain health, to keep you focused and alert throughout the day. Vitamin B1 is also essential in maintaining healthy skin, hair, and muscle composition.
- One cube of FOCUS contains 40% (0.44 mg) of your daily Vitamin B1*
- One cube of GLOW contains 45% (0.50 mg) of your daily Vitamin B1*
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
We can get Vitamin B3 from eating meat, poultry, fish, whole grains, mushrooms, potatoes, and more foods, and we must maintain our levels of this essential nutrient. Vitamin B3 can improve discomfort from indigestion and migraines, and support brain function. It reduces high blood pressure and assists in reducing high blood cholesterol.
- One cube of YOUTH contains 45% (28 mg) of your daily Vitamin B3*
- One cube of SHIRO contains 50% (8 mg) of your daily Vitamin B3*
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)
Another water-soluble vitamin, Vitamin B5 can be found in vegetables like broccoli and mushrooms, as well as fruit such as avocados and tomatoes. It is beneficial in relieving stress, preventing the greying of hair, and supporting various nervous system functions.
- One cube of SHIRO contains 25% (1.5 mg) of your daily Vitamin B5*
- One cube of FOCUS contains 50% (3.0 mg) of your daily Vitamin B5*
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Found in poultry, fish, legumes, tofu, potatoes, and fruit such as bananas and watermelons, Vitamin B6 is essential because of the large role it plays in our metabolism as it converts protein into energy. Contributing to making red blood cells, it also helps with mood, sleep, and appetite regulation.
- One cube of LOVE contains 30% (0.42 mg) of your daily Vitamin B6*
- One cube of BOOST contains 45% (0.63 mg) of your daily Vitamin B6*
Vitamin B12 (Colabamine)
As a part of the vitamin B family, Vitamin B12 is often in fish, milk, eggs, and cheese, amongst others, and is valuable because it helps the central nervous system function properly. It is necessary as it contributes to the synthesis of myelin which coats and protects our nerve cell fibres, as well as aids in red blood cell formation.
Find Vitamin B12 (Colabamine) in BOOST.
- One cube of BOOST contains 40% (1 µg) of your daily Vitamin B12*
Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol)
Vitamin E is fat-soluble and can be found in a wide variety of food like leafy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and much more. Known for being good for our skin, Vitamin E is helpful because it is an antioxidant, improves blood circulation, and can protect against heart disease.
Found B12 in GLOW.
- One cube of GLOW contains 15% (1.8 mg) of your daily Vitamin E*
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
* A balanced diet typically provides enough of these vitamins. People 50 and older, and some vegetarians, may need to use supplements to get enough Vitamin B12.