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The Micronutrient Information Center is an open-access, online repository of information designed to explain the roles of vitamins, minerals, and other dietary factors in the body, as well as the available evidence of their health effects.

Accessed by people from all over the world, it has been a trusted source of nutrition information for hundreds of thousands of people every year.

From the Experts

Because human studies form the core of the information on our website, the Micronutrient Information Center provides information that informs healthy dietary and supplement choices.

The content found in our articles is derived from the published scientific literature, representing an independent view on the subject. Importantly, each article is reviewed by an expert in the field to ensure its accuracy and scientific validity.

The Newest Additions

Supported by an “Independent Grant for Learning & Change” from Pfizer, scientists at the Micronutrient Information Center developed articles and companion online courses that are now available. These classes are geared toward healthcare professionals but available to anyone interested in the topic.

The first course, “Meeting Micronutrient Needs,” has been accredited by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. The second course, “Micronutrients and Bone Health” is in the process of accreditation and should be available soon.

Articles from the Micronutrient Information Center have now been translated into two other languages: Spanish and Japanese. This content is hosted on companion sites.

Articles recently updated on the site:

  • Lipoic Acid, with expanded content on diabetes and a new section on weight management.
  • Magnesium, with updated content on disease prevention and disease treatment.
  • Potassium, with new intake recommendations and expanded content on stroke, osteoporosis, and hypertension.
  • Zinc, with new content on disease prevention and disease treatment.