Learn the science of vitamins and minerals

The keys that unlock cellular processes

Vitamins and minerals are like keys that unlock the various cell processes necessary for human health and performance. 

In this course, toxicologist and registered clinical nutritionist Kirsten Beynon MSc, DipNut teaches you the science of vitamins and minerals. 

Includes:

  • Digestion
  • Absorption
  • Transport
  • Excretion
  • All the essential vitamins and minerals
  • Best forms for use

This paper is a must-do for practitioners and those passionate about advanced nutrition concepts. 

Note: This paper is also part of the HPN2 - Certified Holistic & Performance Nutritionist course. 

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Course curriculum

  • 2

    Fat Soluble Vitamins

  • 3

    Water Soluble Vitamins

    • Vitamin C

    • Vitamin C Progress Quiz

  • 4

    Water Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins 1-7

    • Vitamin B1 Thiamine

    • Vitamin B2 Riboflavin

    • Vitamin B3 Niacin

    • Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid

    • Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine

    • Vitamin B7 Biotin

    • Water Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins 1-7 Progress Quiz

  • 5

    Water Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins 9 & 12

    • Vitamin B9 Folate

    • Vitamin B12 Cobalamin

    • Water Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins 9 & 12 Progress Quiz

  • 6

    Major Minerals

    • Calcium

    • Chloride

    • Magnesium

    • Phosphorus

    • Potassium

    • Sodium

    • Major Minerals Progress Quiz

  • 7

    Trace Minerals

    • Copper

    • Iodine

    • Iron

    • Manganese

    • Molybdenum

    • Selenium

    • Zinc

    • Trace Minerals Progress Quiz

  • 8

    Nonessential Nutrients

    • Arsenic

    • Boron

    • Chromium

    • Fluoride

    • Lithium

    • Nickel

    • Silver

    • Vanadium

    • Nonessential Nutrients Progress Quiz

  • 9

    Vitamins as Cofactors

    • Cofactors

    • Vitamins as Cofactors Progress Quiz

  • 10

    Additional Resources

    • Advanced Micronutrition Notes Pages

  • 11

    Final Examination

    • Advanced Micronutrition Final Exam

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Instructor

Lecturer [Advanced Micronutrition]

Kirsten Beynon

Kirsten Beynon BSc, MSc, DipNut has many years of experience in the medical field, and a broad and deep knowledge of medications and complex medical conditions that she applies in her practice of nutrition. Kirsten has an interest in all aspects of nutrition: weight loss, nutrition for specific health conditions and nutrition for all life stages. She holds a BSc (Honours) in Biomedical Sciences, a Masters degree in Toxicology and a Diploma in Nutrition. These complement each other to provide great background knowledge of health and nutrition along with strong research and problem solving skills.

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