Vitammins & Minerals

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This is a list of all the vitamins and minerals that we (Baldwin School of PR 8th grade) mus study for our next health test.

A

eyes, skin, bones, teeth

D

absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the intestine, bones, teeth

E

protects cell membranes from free radicals

K

blood clotting

B1

produce energy from carbs, nervous system

B2

produce energy from carbs, growth, skin

B3

produce energy from carbs, fat, protein, nervous system, skin

B5

produce energy from carbs, fat, protein

B6

protein metabolism, hemoglobin, nervous system

B12

forming cells, nervous system

Folate

forming cells, prevent birth defects

Biotin

metabolism

C

gums, teeth, healing, absorption of iron, antioxidant

Calcium

bones, teeth, nerve impulses, muscle contraction, blood clotting

Chromium

regulates blood sugar

Copper

production of bone, red blood cells, absorption of iron

Fluoride

strengthens tooth enamel, prevents cavities

Iodine

thyroid hormones, cell function

Iron

hemoglobin

Magnesium

bone growth, metagbolism, muscle contraction

Potassium

fluid balance, nerve impulses, muscle contraction

Phosphorus

born formation, cell reproduction

Selenium

heart, antioxidant, thyroid

Sodium

water balance in cells and tissues for transmissions of nerve impulses

Sulfur

protein metabolism

Zinc

growth, healing, production of digestive enzymes

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