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"VITAMINS part I"

It is not my intention to prescribe, promote or make specific health claims for any of the following products, vitamins or supplements. Should you require more information for any particular health reason it is advised that you consult your physician.

A VITAMINS

  • necessary to new cell growth
  • helps fight infection
  • essential for healthy skin, good blood, strong bones and teeth, kidneys, bladder, lungs, and membranes
  • helps in the maintenance of good eyesight
  • good sources are found in fish liver oils, liver, dairy products, carrots, cantaloupe, peaches, squash, tomatoes, all green and yellow fruits and vegetables

BETA CAROTENE

  • provides the body with a safe source of Vitamin A
  • an antioxidant that works with other natural protectors to defend your cells from harmful free radical damage caused by highly reactive substances that either form in the body or are acquired from the environment (i.e. air pollution, cigarette smoke, carcinogens, etc.)
  • good sources are found in dark green leafy vegetables, yellow and orange vegetables and fruits

B-1 (Thiamine)

  • necessary for proper metabolism of sugar and starch to provide energy
  • maintains a healthy nervous system as well as aiding the proper function of the heart and other muscles
  • stress increases the need for B-1 and all B vitamins
  • good sources are found in brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, blackstrap molasses, bran, whole brown rice, soybeans, oatmeal, whole wheat, meats

B-2 (Riboflavin)

  • required for red blood cell formation, antibody production, cell respiration and growth
  • important for good muscle tone
  • involved in metabolism of protein, fats and carbohydrates
  • necessary for excellent vision, skin, nails and hair
  • good sources are found in milk, eggs, fish, brewer's yeast, organ meats such as liver and tongue, leafy vegetables and whole grain breads

B-3 (Niacin)

  • involved in proper activity of nervous system
  • needed for healthy skin and digestive system
  • aids in circulation and is an important nutrient used by the body to synthesize sex hormones
  • good sources are found in lean meats, poultry, fish, peanuts, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, desiccated liver, wheat, whole wheat products, avocados, dates, figs and prunes

B-5 (Pantothenic Acid)

  • helps form certain hormones and antibodies
  • plays an essential role in energy and metabolism
  • needed for maintenance of healthy digestive tract, skin, nerves and glands
  • helps to convert fat and sugar to energy
  • good sources are found in organ meats, brewer's yeast, egg yolk, whole grain cereal, chicken, bran, nuts

B-6 (Pyridoxine)

  • involved in a numerous body functions
  • essential for utilization of proteins and fats
  • needed for production of red blood cells and antibodies
  • helps in normal function of nervous system
  • good sources are found in meats, whole grain products, brewer’s yeast, bananas, green leafy vegetables, wheat germ, pecans, beef, organ meats, wheat bran, eggs, milk, cabbage

 

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