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Key concepts – Micronutrition

The term “micronutrient” refers to vitamins, minerals and trace elements. With a few exceptions, the human body is unable to manufacture micronutrients. They must therefore be obtained from the food we eat.

Although they are only required in very small quantities, they play crucial roles in the metabolism performed by the body's major functions: they are therefore essential for health.

Find out more about vitamins, minerals and trace elements

Micronutrients: essential for human health
  • 75%
    of French people
    are low
    in magnesium

  • 30%
    of the world's population
    have iron-deficiency

  • A micronutrition

    the links between
    eating habits
    health problems