Each type of food is distinct in that it has its own micro-nutrients. Each of these micro-nutrients plays an important part in metabolism and in bodily health.

Micro-nutrients and many nutrients (such as vitamins and minerals) are essential for our daily vitality. Our body, which is incapable of synthesising most of them, has to draw them daily from our diet. In the body, many different reactions require several vitamins to work together; if one vitamin is missing, the whole will be out of kilter. The same applies to minerals, which are involved in very many chemical reactions in the body. "Major" minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, chlorine, phosphorus, potassium and sodium, account for a significant part of the body's contents. Trace elements such as zinc, manganese, copper and selenium are present in very small quantities, but even these tiny amounts are essential for the body to function properly.

For this reason it is important to ensure that your micro-nutrient intake is sufficient in all circumstances.

Lactic ferments, meanwhile, are beneficial micro-organisms. They are known to be useful through their contribution to the balance of intestinal flora, essential for digestive and immune functions.

Plant extracts are also very useful: the best known, which are ginseng, maca and guarana, help bolster well-being and physical and intellectual performance. They can help you overcome periods of fatigue and overwork.

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