Vitamins & Supplements

Beta-carotene: A Healing Nutrient Profile

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Judy Deutsch, M.S., R.D.N.

Our bodies convert beta-carotene into vitamin A, which we need for a strong immune system, good vision and healthy skin. Learn what else beta-carotene does, how much do you need and where can you get it through food.

Calcium: A Healing Nutrient Profile

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Judy Deutsch, M.S., R.D.N.

Your body needs calcium to build strong bones, move muscles and more. But what exactly does calcium do? How much do you need? Where can you get it? Find out here.

Chromium: A Healing Nutrient Profile

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Judy Deutsch, M.S., R.D.N.

Chromium is an essential mineral that helps the hormone insulin do its job. Learn more about how much you need and where you can get it.

Essential Fatty Acids: A Healing Nutrient Profile

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Judy Deutsch, M.S., R.D.N.

What do essential fatty acids do? How much do you need? Where can you get them? Found out the answers to these questions, plus learn about our favorite omega-3 rich foods.

Folate: A Healing Nutrient Profile

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Judy Deutsch, M.S., R.D.N.

This B vitamin—which includes both naturally occurring food folate and folic acid, the form found in fortified foods and supplements—is crucial for DNA replication and cell division.

Iron: A Healing Nutrient Profile

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Judy Deutsch, M.S., R.D.N.

Iron is an essential mineral that’s a component of hundreds of proteins and enzymes in your body. What does it do, and how much do you need? Where can you get it in your food?

Magnesium: A Healing Nutrient Profile

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Judy Deutsch, M.S., R.D.N.

The mineral magnesium helps maintain your bones, control your blood pressure and more. Learn how much you need and find out our favorite foods with substantial amounts of magnesium.

Potassium: A Healing Nutrient Profile

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Judy Deutsch, M.S., R.D.N.

Potassium is one of the major nutrients involved in maintaining the proper electrical charge in the body and it's for maintaining the balance of water. What else does it do, how much do you need and where can you get it? Find out here.

Selenium: A Healing Nutrient Profile

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Judy Deutsch, M.S., R.D.N.

Learn about how this antioxidant found mainly in meat may protect against cancer, heart disease and more.

Three Things to Know About Supplementation

Written by 
Richard Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

With the many conflicting headlines about the health benefits and safety of different dietary supplements, you may be confused about whether you need them and how to pick the right ones. Here’s what you should know before you start supplementing.

Vitamin B12: A Healing Nutrient Profile

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Judy Deutsch, M.S., R.D.N.

This vitamin helps make your blood and keeps your neurological system healthy. How much do you need, and where can you get it?

Vitamin B6: A Healing Nutrient Profile

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Judy Deutsch, M.S., R.D.N.

Learn about how this versatile nutrient allows you to metabolize protein, helps keep your blood sugar stable and contributes to a strong immune system and a healthy heart.

Vitamin C: A Healing Nutrient Profile

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Judy Deutsch, M.S., R.D.N.

Vitamin C wears a couple of different hats when it comes to keeping you healthy. What exactly does it do? How much do you need? Where can you get vitamin C?

Vitamin D: A Healing Nutrient Profile

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Patricia Murphy, M.S., C.N.S., L.D.N.

What does vitamin D do beyond its long-recognized role of strengthening your bones? How much do you need? And where can you get it? What should you consider when shopping? What about supplements? Your questions answered.

Vitamin E: A Healing Nutrient Profile

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Judy Deutsch, M.S., R.D.N.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that prevents the spread of harmful reactions by free radicals, unstable molecules that can damage your cells. Learn more about what vitamin E does, how much you need and where you can get it.

Zinc: A Healing Nutrient Profile

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Judy Deutsch, M.S., R.D.N.

Zinc is an important mineral mostly because it’s a true multi-tasker: It plays myriad roles in the body, touching on practically every system. Find out some of our favorite foods that contain plenty of this powerhouse mineral.