Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients for our body and are considered micronutrients. Vitamins are organic compounds and needed by the body to sustain life. They are essential for our body to function and they have hundreds of roles in our body. Example growth, reproduction, bone support, healing wounds and bolstering our immune system. They also convert food into energy and repair our cellular damage. If there is a lack of vitamins in the diet, they will cause deficiencies. Vitamins categorize as either fat soluble or water soluble. Fat soluble vitamins are A, D, E and K. Minerals are inorganic compounds, but like some of the vitamins can be made in our bodies, other minerals our bodies are not producing. Minerals are classified based on how much your body requires; they classify for major and trace minerals.