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Introducing Vitamins in Motion

Vitamins and minerals - micronutrients - play a important role throughout the lifecycle, and are essential for health and wellbeing in every stage of human life: from pregnancy, through infancy and childhood, into adulthood and old age. Our bodies need vitamins - whether through the diet, vitamin supplementation or fortified foods - to grow, function, stay healthy and prevent disease.

Vitamins in Motion is an initiative to raise awareness and advocate for increased access to the essential vitamins all people need to be healthy and well-nourished. Vitamins in Motion aims to highlight the vital role vitamins play in nutrition and health, and calls for finding and implementing scalable, cost-effective solutions to address the world's vitamin deficiencies. This site provides you with important information, useful tools, latest scientific publications and ground-breaking books, all around micronutrients. Join us in setting Vitamins into Motion!  

Published Thu. 10.07.2014

Facilitator of the ICS Symposium 2017 announced

Switzerland is the historical pivot point of carotenoid research. Many world-renown scientists have been vital to early steps in carotenoid research. Looking back in history, DSM has been Read more...

Published Wed. 11.06.2014

High-Level Forum on International Maternal and Child Nutrition, 16-17 June 2014

The forum starts today 16 June, titeled "International Maternal and Child Nutrition: Initiating Research through Multi-stakeholder Collaboration" and focuses on the development of Read more...

Published Tue. 10.06.2014

Navigating Kids' Nutrition

Vitamins and minerals are important elements of the total nutritional requirements of children. Because the human body itself is unable to produce adequate amounts of many vitamins, they must be Read more...

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Babies are so Precious. Why Gamble with their Health? With their Future?

For decades, obstetricians have routinely injected newborn babies with vitamin K soon after delivery. Vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin named “K” for the German word “koagulation” causes blood to clot, or coagulate, and prevents uncontrolled bleeding. As Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer) writes in Slate, some misinformed parents are refusing to have their infants injected. This is foolishness. Babies are born vitamin K deficient. Severe vitamin K deficiency can occur within 6-15 weeks of birth.  Read more