March is National Nutrition Month and in honor of all nutrition practitioners and scientists, we are offering free access to all of our Nutrient Information articles from one of ASN’s four peer-reviewed nutrition journals, Advances in Nutrition.

These articles are concise summaries of essential facts about nutrients: food sources, diet recommendations, deficiencies, toxicity, clinical uses, recent researches, and references for further information on micro- and macronutrients.

For more resources from the American Society for Nutrition, read our recent article with a guide of ideas for National Nutrition Month 2020.

Featured Nutrient Articles

Protein

Proteins are polymers of amino acids linked via α-peptide bonds.

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Docosahexaenoic Acid

The strongest evidence for a benefit of DHA relates to its unique role in cognitive and visual development and function.

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Flavonoids

With more than 4,000 compounds, flavonoids are the most abundant polyphenols present in plant foods.

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Nutrient Information Collection

Anthocyanins

Taylor C Wallace,M Monica Giusti
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 6, Issue 5, 1 September 2015, Pages 620–622, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.115.009233

Biotin

Janos Zempleni,Toshinobu Kuroishi
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 3, Issue 2, 1 March 2012, Pages 213–214, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.111.001305

Boron

Forrest H Nielsen,Curtiss D Eckhert
Advances in Nutrition, nmz110, https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmz110

Calcium

Connie M Weaver,Munro Peacock
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 10, Issue 3, 1 May 2019, Pages 546–548, https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmy086

Carbohydrates

Joanne Slavin,Justin Carlson
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 5, Issue 6, 1 November 2014, Pages 760–761, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.114.006163

Carnitine

Jack Odle,Sean H. Adams et al.
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 5, Issue 3, 1 May 2014, Pages 289–290, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.113.005199

Carotenoids

Billy R. Hammond, Jr,Lisa M. Renzi
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 4, Issue 4, 1 July 2013, Pages 474–476, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.113.004028

Choline

Steven H Zeisel,Kevin C Klatt et al.
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 9, Issue 1, 1 January 2018, Pages 58–60, https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmx004

Chromium

John B Vincent,Henry C Lukaski
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 9, Issue 4, 1 July 2018, Pages 505–506, https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmx021

Copper

James F. Collins,Leslie M. Klevay
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 2, Issue 6, 1 November 2011, Pages 520–522, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.111.001222

Dietary Fats

Catherine J Field,Lindsay Robinson
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 10, Issue 4, 1 July 2019, Pages 722–724, https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmz052

MUFAs

Douglas G Mashek,Chaodong Wu
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 6, Issue 3, 1 May 2015, Pages 276–277, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.114.005926

Niacin

Mirella Meyer-Ficca,James B Kirkland
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 7, Issue 3, 1 May 2016, Pages 556–558, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.115.011239

Nutritionally Essential Amino Acids

Yongqing Hou,Guoyao Wu
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 9, Issue 6, 1 November 2018, Pages 849–851, https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmy054

Nutritionally Nonessential Amino Acids: A Misnomer in Nutritional Sciences

Yongqing Hou,Guoyao Wu
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 8, Issue 1, 1 January 2017, Pages 137–139, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.116.012971

Phosphorus

Mona S Calvo,Christel J Lamberg-Allardt
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 6, Issue 6, 1 November 2015, Pages 860–862, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.115.008516

Potassium

Susan A. Lanham-New,Helen Lambert et al.
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 3, Issue 6, 1 November 2012, Pages 820–821, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.112.003012

Protein

Malcolm Watford,Guoyao Wu
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 9, Issue 5, 1 September 2018, Pages 651–653, https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmy027

Riboflavin

John T Pinto,Janos Zempleni
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 7, Issue 5, 1 September 2016, Pages 973–975, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.116.012716

Selenium

K Sandeep Prabhu,Xin Gen Lei
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 7, Issue 2, 1 March 2016, Pages 415–417, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.115.010785

Sodium

Pasquale Strazzullo,Catherine Leclercq
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 5, Issue 2, 1 March 2014, Pages 188–190, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.113.005215

Thiamin

Jennifer C Kerns,Jean L Gutierrez
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 8, Issue 2, 1 March 2017, Pages 395–397, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.116.013979

Dietary Fiber

Nancy D. Turner,Joanne R. Lupton
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 2, Issue 2, 1 March 2011, Pages 151–152, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.110.000281

Docosahexaenoic Acid

Caroline Richard,Philip C Calder
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 7, Issue 6, 1 November 2016, Pages 1139–1141, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.116.012963

Folate

Yen-Ming Chan,Regan Bailey et al.
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 4, Issue 1, 1 January 2013, Pages 123–125, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.112.003392

Flavonoids

Diane F. Birt,Elizabeth Jeffery
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 4, Issue 5, 1 September 2013, Pages 576–577, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.113.004465

Iodine

Michael Zimmermann,Paula R. Trumbo
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 4, Issue 2, 1 March 2013, Pages 262–264, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.113.003665

Iron

Joann M. McDermid,Bo Lönnerdal
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 3, Issue 4, 1 July 2012, Pages 532–533, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.112.002261

Linoleic Acid

Jay Whelan,Kevin Fritsche
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 4, Issue 3, 1 May 2013, Pages 311–312, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.113.003772

Magnesium

Rebecca Costello,Taylor C Wallace et al.
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 7, Issue 1, 1 January 2016, Pages 199–201, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.115.008524

Manganese

Michael Aschner,Keith Erikson
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 8, Issue 3, 1 May 2017, Pages 520–521, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.117.015305

Molybdenum

Janet A Novotny,Catherine A Peterson
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 9, Issue 3, 1 May 2018, Pages 272–273, https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmx001

Vitamin A

Hawi Debelo,Janet A Novotny et al.
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 8, Issue 6, 1 November 2017, Pages 992–994, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.116.014720

Vitamin B-6

Patrick J Stover,Martha S Field
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 6, Issue 1, 1 January 2015, Pages 132–133, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.113.005207

Vitamin B-12

Lindsay H. Allen
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 3, Issue 1, 1 January 2012, Pages 54–55, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.111.001370

Vitamin C

Jens Lykkesfeldt,Alexander J. Michels et al.
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 5, Issue 1, 1 January 2014, Pages 16–18, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.113.005157

Vitamin D

Patsy M. Brannon,James C. Fleet
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 2, Issue 4, 1 July 2011, Pages 365–367, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.111.000620

Vitamin E

Maret G. Traber,Danny Manor
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 3, Issue 3, 1 May 2012, Pages 330–331, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.112.002139

Vitamin K

John W. Suttie,Sarah L. Booth
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 2, Issue 5, 1 September 2011, Pages 440–441, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.111.000786

Vitamin/Trace Mineral Supplements for the Elderly

Donald B. McCormick
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 3, Issue 6, 1 November 2012, Pages 822–824, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.112.002956

Xanthophylls

Sara E Thomas,Elizabeth J Johnson
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 9, Issue 2, 1 March 2018, Pages 160–162, https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmx005

Zinc

Liping Huang,Victoria J Drake et al.
Advances in Nutrition, Volume 6, Issue 2, 1 March 2015, Pages 224–226, https://doi.org/10.3945/an.114.006874