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An important message from Express Chemist

In these unprecedented times due to COVID-19 we are listening to the latest advice from the government and their health specialists. We are continuing to work in these challenging times so that we can serve the needs of our customers.

Please note that we are receiving a particularly high volume of orders, enquiries, telephone calls and emails. With a depleted team we are working exceptionally hard to process orders and respond to customer enquiries. Unfortunately it is currently taking longer to process and dispatch orders than usual, so please allow up to 5 working days for shipment.

Please also note that postal services and couriers are experiencing similar challenges so please allow longer delivery times than usual. We would be grateful if you can be patient and not contact us regarding your order before these times are up so we can reduce the pressure on our customer service team.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Keep well and stay safe.

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Vitamins and Minerals Guideline Daily Amounts

Information about RDAs for vitamins and minerals
A comprehensive list of the recommended daily allowances / guideline daily amounts for the most common vitamins and minerals that we require on a daily basis.

Please note that these are only guidelines. Daily vitamin and mineral requirements vary depending on a number of factors, including (amongst others) age and gender.

Recommended Daily Allowances for Vitamins
Vitamin
Needed for:
RDA:♂RDA:♀
Vitamin AHealthy eyes and skin700µg600µg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)Releases energy from food1.3mg0.8mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)Healthy skin, mucous membranes & eyes. Helps release energy from food1.3mg1.1mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)Healthy blood & nervous system1.4mg1.2mg
Vitamin B12Healthy blood1.5µg1.5µg
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)Tissue growth & repair, protects against infection, aids iron absorption, antioxidant40mg40mg
Vitamin DHealthy bones and teeth, calcium absorption10µg10µg
Vitamin KBlood clotting
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-
Niacin (Nicotinic acid)Releases energy from foods16.5mg13.2mg
Pantothenic AcidHealthy growth, releases energy from food--
BiotinUsed in food metabolism--

Recommended Daily Allowances for Minerals and Trace Elements
Mineral
Needed For:
RDA:♂RDA:♀
CalciumGrowth & development of strong bones, teeth & healthy muscles700mg700mg

Iron
Healthy blood14.8mg (19-50 years) 8.7mg (50-64 years)14.8mg (19-50 years) 8.7mg (50-64 years)
MagnesiumActivates energy-producing chemical reactions, controls nerve impulses and muscle contraction300mg270mg
PhosphorusHealthy bones, releases energy from foods550mg550mg
PotassiumHealthy fluid balance, normal functioning of nerves, muscles & heart rhythm
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-
SodiumHealthy fluid balance, normal functioning of nerves & muscles
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-
FluorideHelps prevent dental cavities
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-
SeleniumAnti-oxidant, helps immune system7.5mg7.5mg
ZincImportant in immune system9.5mg9.5mg

RDA = European Recommended Daily Amount
mg = milligrams
µg = micrograms (1mg = 1000µg)

Daily vitamin and mineral requirements vary depending on age.
Please see the NHS website for more details.