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VITAMINS 101

Lori Wasserman - Author  | 
February 7, 2014
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We know we SHOULD be taking our vitamins, but do we really know why??

Vitamins regulate our body functions. They increase energy, help us fight disease, and repair the ravages that we force our bodies through. Without adequate vitamins and minerals our bodies could begin to breakdown.

 

VITAMINS 101

Vit A:  Good for growth, skin, color, night vision and a strong immunity booster

Vit B1: (Thiamine): Necessary for the conversion of starchy foods into energy

Vit B2: (Riboflavin): Converts fats and proteins into energy, also god for healthy mucous membranes and skin.

Vit B3: (Niacin): Brain and nerve function, healthy skin, tongue and digeative organs.

Vit B6: (Pyridoxine): Metabolism, nervous system, proper formation of blood cells

Beta-carotene: Protects against heart disease, cancer and acts as an immune booster. Converted in the body into a readily usable form of vitamin A.

Vit C: Immune booster, wound healing, iron absorption, extremely powerful antioxidant that protects against heart disease, circulatory problems and cancer.

Vit D: Bone formation, protection from cancer, depression, MS, Parkinson’s Disease, osteoporosis, and rickets.

Vit E: Antioxidant protection of the heart and blood vessels, skin, immune booster and cancer fighter.

Folic Acid: Essential for the formation of blood cells, prevention of birth defects and protects against anemia.

Calcium: Bone formation and prevention of osteoporosis, proper functioning of the heart, muscles and nerves.

Iodine: Normal functioning of the thyroid gland.

Iron: Essential for the formation of red blood cells.

Magnesium: Energy production, needed for the functions of Vit B1 and B6, growt and repair.

Potassium: Necessary for normal cell function, nerves and blood pressure.

Selenium: Powerful antioxidant, protects against heart disease, prostate cancer and lung cancer.

Zinc: Growth, hormone function, male fertility, liver function and immunity

 

 

 

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