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The Linus Pauling Institute's Micronutrient Information Center is a source for scientifically accurate information regarding the roles of vitamins, minerals, other nutrients, dietary phytochemicals (plant chemicals that may affect health), and some foods and beverages in preventing disease and promoting health. All of the nutrients and phytochemicals included in the Micronutrient Information Center may be obtained from the diet, but many are also available as dietary supplements.
Select a category on the left or search the Micronutrient Information Center for articles on individual nutrients, phytochemicals, or foods and beverages.
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The information on vitamins and minerals from the the Linus Pauling Institute's Micronutrient Information Center is available in a book titled An Evidence-based Approach to Vitamins and Minerals: Health Benefits and Intake Recommendations. The book can be purchased from the Linus Pauling Institute or Thieme Medical Publishers.
The information on dietary phytochemicals from the the Linus Pauling Institute's Micronutrient Information Center is now available in a book titled An Evidence-based Approach to Phytochemicals and Other Dietary Factors. The book can be purchased from the Linus Pauling Institute or Thieme Medical Publishers.
|The Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center (MIC) was created by Jane Higdon, Ph.D., who died in a tragic accident in 2006. If you would like to support the maintenance and continued development of the MIC, please consider making a donation to the Jane V. Higdon Memorial Fund. Note "Jane V. Higdon Memorial Fund" on your check or online in the Comments box of Step 2.|
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The Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center provides scientific information on the health aspects of dietary factors and supplements, foods, and beverages for the general public. The information is made available with the understanding that the author and publisher are not providing medical, psychological, or nutritional counseling services on this site. The information should not be used in place of a consultation with a competent health care or nutrition professional.
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