Vitamins and Supplements

Vitamin B

Aug 28, 2008

B vitamins are essential for health and they perform a variety of functions in the body.  But what are the different B vitamins and what do they do?  Read on to find out more. Overview of B Vitamins The B vitamins are actually a group of eight vitamins...

Vitamin E

Aug 26, 2008

What is Vitamin E? Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that exists in eight different forms, with each form having its own biological activity.  There are four tocopherols – alpha, beta, delta, and gamma – and four tocotrienols – also alpha, beta, delta, and...

Zinc

Aug 25, 2008

What is Zinc? Zinc is a mineral that is absolutely vital to living, and even a small deficiency can cause health problems.  It is found in every cell in the body and it stimulates the activity of about 100 enzymes – substances that promote biochemical...

Vitamin A

Aug 24, 2008

What is Vitamin A? Vitamin A is a group of compounds that are important for vision, bone growth, reproduction, cell division, and cell differentiation.  It also helps to regulate the immune system, and may help lymphocytes to fight infections more effectively.  Vitamin...

Vitamins and Minerals: What You Need to Know

Aug 19, 2008

The nutrients that we gain from food are only as good as the quality of the soil in which the produce is grown.  The essential nutrients in food can also be depleted by things such as freezing, processing, refining, storage, and even the air.  As...

Replacing Foods with Supplements

Jul 26, 2008

Supplements are concentrated sources of nutrients with a nutritional or physiological effect and they are intended to supplement a person’s daily diet.  Supplements are available in health food stores, pharmacies, and even the supermarkets, but do...

All You Need to Know About Coenzyme Q10

Jul 11, 2008

Coenzyme Q10 is a substance that has been getting a lot of press lately due to the benefits that it has on our health.  But what exactly is it and what does it do? What is Coenzyme Q10? Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 is a vitamin-like compound that is present...

Vitamin D

Jun 16, 2008

Vitamin D is necessary as it helps the body to absorb calcium.  Calcium is important for healthy bones, muscles, and teeth.  But are you getting the vitamin D that you need? How to get Vitamin D Certain foods have very small amounts of vitamin D in...

Vitamin K

Nov 30, -0001

Your body regularly needs Vitamin K for growth and good health. While Vitamin K is naturally produced in your body, it may also be taken in small amounts and is present in most of the food you eat. Vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin that is responsible...

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