8. Micronutrients

  1. Professor Susan A Lanham-New2,
  2. Dr Samantha J Stear3,
  3. Dr Susan M Shirreffs4 and
  4. Dr Adam L Collins2
  1. Vicki Deakin

Published Online: 14 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch8

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

How to Cite

Deakin, V. (2011) Micronutrients, in Sport and Exercise Nutrition (eds S. A. Lanham-New, S. J. Stear, S. M. Shirreffs and A. L. Collins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Surrey, UK

  2. 3

    Performance Influencers Limited, UK

  3. 4

    Loughborough University, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Canberra, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334685

Online ISBN: 9781444344905



  • micronutrients;
  • athletes, higher requirements for micronutrients;
  • micronutrients, regulating energy metabolism;
  • micronutrients, not working in isolation;
  • minerals involved in body functions;
  • functional and interactive role of micronutrients;
  • athletes at risk of low iron status;
  • iron intakes, inadequate in athletes;
  • activated vitamin D (calcitriol) in calcium homeostasis;
  • adverse effects, of vitamin supplement use in healthy people


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Micronutrients that regulate energy metabolism and muscle function

  • Nutrients involved in blood health, particularly red blood cell production and function

  • Micronutrients involved in bone health

  • Micronutrients involved in antioxidant defence

  • Potential adverse effects of vitamin and mineral supplement use in healthy people

  • Summary

  • Further reading