What is the role

13 Vitamins

Why Do We Need Them

B1 (Thiamin)

Is necessary for the release of energy from carbohydrates and fats, also important for nerve transmission.

B2 (Riboflavin)

Vital for processes that make energy available for the body. Takes part in cell respiration and promotes both growth and weight gain in children.

B3 (Niacin)

Essential for healthy skin and helps maintaining a healthy nervous system, also regulates cholesterol.

B5 (Pantothenic acid)

Plays key role in releasing energy from food. Helps to repairing body tissues and red blood cells. Promotes the production of antibodies to fight infections and enhances the growth of hair. Essential for synthesis of vit. D and hormones.

B6 (Pyridoxine)

For healthy skin, teeth, gums and nervous system. Necessary for protein metabolism.

Folic acid

Essential for cell development, especially red blood cells. Helps maintain a healthy heart by reducing high levels of homocysteine. Needed to make SAMe which may improve mood.

Vit. B12 (Cobalamin)

Development of healthy blood cells and nervous system.

Vit. A (Retinol)

Essential for growth, healthy eyes and to keep skin healthy.

Vit. C (Ascorbic acid)

Antioxidant. Maintains and protects body tissues, also maintains a healthy immune system and protects LDL-cholesterol from oxidation which releases cholesterol. Helps absorb iron from food, maintains healthy skin and gums and aids healing processes. Needed to make collagen.

Vit. E (Tocopherol)

An antioxidant which helps to reduce free radical levels. Important for healthy skin, heart, circulation and blood cells. Takes part in the regulation of important hormonal functions.

Vit. D3 (Calciferol)

Helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus. Needed for strong bones and teeth. Prevents rickets.

Vitamin K

Needed for proper bone formation and blood clotting.

Biotin

Acts as a coenzyme during the metabolism of protein, fats and carbohydrates.

   

18 Essential Minerals

Why Do We Need Them

Iron

Important in effectively transporting oxygen around the body and in forming red blood cells. Also involved in releasing energy from food. Serves as catalyst in enzyme systems.

Magnesium

Essential in keeping cells and tissues healthy and for normal function of nerves, muscles and bone cells. Serves as catalyst in enzyme systems.

Copper

Necessary for the absorption & utilization of iron. Needed for healthy nerves and for taste sensitivity. Aids in the formation of red blood cells and energy production.

Calcium

The most abundant mineral in the body. Essential for the mineralization of bones and teeth. Factor in blood coagulation, helps lower blood pressure.

Phosphorus

Essential for muscle contractions, blood clotting, and normal heart rhythm.

Iodine

Needed to make thyroid hormones which control the rate of metabolism.

Zinc

Component of more than 300 enzymes. Needed to repair wounds, maintain fertility, synthesize protein, help cells reproduce, boost immunity, and protect against free radicals. Helps prevent age related vision-loss

Selenium

Activates an antioxidant enzyme called glutathione which may help protect the body from cancer. Also essential for healthy immune functioning.

Manganese

Helps keep calcium soluble and bioavailable promoting calcium absorption. Exhibits useful effects in the treatment of menopausal symptoms.

Chromium

Chromium is an essential trace mineral that helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels. It may also play a role in increasing HDL ("good") cholesterol, while lowering total cholesterol levels.

Molybdenum

Needed for the proper function of certain enzyme-dependent processes, including the metabolism of iron.

Chloride

Needed to regulate water balance, levels of acidity and blood pressure. Component of gastric acid.

Potassium

Needed to regulate water balance, levels of acidity and blood pressure. Also required for carbohydrate and protein metabolism

Nickel

Nickel is required for normal growth and reproduction. It appears to have a role in the modulation of the immune system and in development of the brain.

Tin

It has positive health benefits includes improvements with fatigue, and some forms of depression, with a general increase in energy, well-being and mood. There were also  benefits with certain types of headaches, insomnia, asthma.

Silicon

Silicon is helpful in keeping blood vessel walls healthy, and promotes the union of bone after fracture.

Vanadium

Vanadium has been found to function similarly to insulin by helping to control blood  glucose levels, while at the same time making cell membrane insulin receptors more sensitive to insulin.

Boron

Has a major role in preventing osteoporosis by helping build and maintain healthy bones. Helps reduce the loss of calcium and magnesium in the urine. It elevates levels of serum estrogen and ionized calcium (important because women who develop osteoporosis have low levels of these).


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