Posted by: k | June 7, 2007

Vitamins

Hi everyone,

I was flicking through a friend’s recipe book, and I found a page on vitamins and minerals, and found out some stuff I didn’t know before, like Vitamin E helps heal scar tissue.
Anyway, I typed out the page and thought I’d share it with you all.

Vitamin A
Promotes healthy eyes, skin, hair and also maintains the mucous membranes of the lungs and intestines. Improves immunity.

Beta Carotene
(Can be converted by the body to Vitamin A)
One of the carotenoids – antioxidants that provide the yellow and orange colours in fresh produce. It improves immunity and protects against the effects of ageing and some cancers.

Vitamin B Group
Provides energy. Important and natural function of the nervous system. Needed for healthy skin, hair, nails and eyes.

Vitamin C
Provides collagen, which is needed for healthy skin, bones, cartilage and teeth. Provides stress response and helps the body to absorb iron.

Vitamin D
Needed to absorb calcium and phosphorous for healthy bones and teeth.

Vitamin E
Antioxidant. Needed for healthy circulation and healthy muscles including the heart. Heals scar tissue.

Calcium
Maintains healthy bones and teeth. Regulates nerve and muscle function. Also needed for blood clotting

Iron
Carries oxygen to the body cells via the blood

Potassium
Maintains nerves, cells and muscle and promotes normal blood pressure and heartbeat.

Sodium
Needed for nerves and muscles and regulating the balance of fluid in the body.

Zinc
Needed for healthy eyes and skin and improves immunity. Essential for taste, smell and appetite. Maintains normal reproduction.

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