Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Helps in the development and maintenance of bones.

Nutrient Reference Value (NRV)

2.3 mg

Food sources

  • Shellfish
  • Nuts
  • Whole grains
  • Coffee and tea

Problems associated with deficiency

  • Impaired carbohydrate and fat metabolism
  • Poor growth
  • Abnormal formation of bone

Potential benefits at recommended levels

  • Necessary for normal growth and development, reproduction and cell function
  • Involved in metabolism of carbohydrates