Vitamins & Minerals - Functions & Benefits

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Vitamin A

Essential vitamin for vision

Vitamin B complex

Group of vitamins that helps with metabolism & converting food to energy

Vitamin C

Vitamin that boosts the function of the immune system

Vitamin D

Vitamin needed for Calcium absorption

Vitamin E

Vitamin used to improve cellular development and skin repair (reduces scarring)

Vitamin K

Vitamin important for blood clotting

Calcium

Mineral necessary for bone strength

Magnesium

Mineral necessary for nerve and muscle function

Potassium

Mineral necessary for proper nerve function and water balance (found in bananas)

Sodium

Mineral necessary for proper nerve function, muscle contraction and water balance (found in salt)

Iron

Mineral needed to form hemoglobin and to carry oxygen in the blood

Iodine

Mineral needed for healthy thyroid gland function

Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)

Vitamin needed as a pregnancy supplement to help prevent birth defefts

Phosphorus

Mineral needed (along with Calcium) for strong bones and teeth; it also helps make ATP (Energy)

Zinc

Mineral needed for efficient cell & tissue reproduction and growth & development

Selenium

Mineral that is an important antioxidant for heart health

Lycopene

Antioxidant that protects against heart disease and different types of cancer

Lysine

Amino acid that helps the body absorb calcium and make collagen for bones and tissues

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