Vitamins and their benefits.

Vitamins and how they benefit the body.

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Vitamin A / Beta-Carotene (precursor)
Vision / Healthy Skin / Mucous Membranes / Bone & Tooth Growth / Immune System Health
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Vitamin D
Needed for proper absorption of calcium; stored in bones.
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Vitamin E
Antioxidant; protects cell walls
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Vitamin K
Needed for proper BLOOD CLOTTING
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Vitamin B6 / Pyridoxal
Lowers homocysteine levels / Converts tryptophan into niacin and serotonin / Makes red blood cells / Influences cognitive abilities and immune function
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Choline
Makes/Release the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which aid in many nerve and brain activities / Plays a role in metabolizing and transporting fats
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Vitamin B1 / Thiamine
Energy metabolism / Nerve function
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Vitamin B2 / Riboflavin
Energy Metabolism / Vision / Skin Health
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Vitamin B3 / Niacin
Energy Metabolism / Nervous System / Digestive System / Skin Health
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Vitamin B5 / Pantohenic Acid
Energy Metabolism
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Biotin
Energy Metabolism
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Folic Acid
Making DNA & New Cells (especially Red)
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Vitamin B12 / Cobalamin
Making New Cells / Nerve Function
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Vitamin C / Ascorbic Acid
Antioxidant / Protein Metabolism / Immune System / Iron Absorption
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Needed for proper absorption of calcium; stored in bones.

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Vitamin D

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Antioxidant; protects cell walls

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Needed for proper BLOOD CLOTTING

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Lowers homocysteine levels / Converts tryptophan into niacin and serotonin / Makes red blood cells / Influences cognitive abilities and immune function

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