21 terms

Function of Vitamins

helps in emulsification of fat and cholesterol, integral part of acetylcholine, flow of electrical energy in the nervous system, maintains health of the myelin sheath, detoxification
Folic Acid
aids in RBC production, breakdown and utilization of protein, assist in amino acid conversions, formation of nucleic acid for DNA and RNA, important to the division of the cells
maintain cell membrane structure and integrity, important for cells of bone marrow, eye tissue, and intestines
aids in the metabolism and utilization of amino acids, supports blood cells and folic acid production, protection from excess UV exposure
Orotic Acid
involved in Magnesium related functions, precursor for DNA/RNA synthesis
Pangamic Acid
assists in the formation of amino acids, may reduce hypoxia, antioxidant, mild stimulation to the endocrine and nervous systems, aids in detoxification
possible poison to cancer cells
Ascorbic Acid
formation and maintenance of collagen, antioxidant, detoxifier, stimulates the immune system, activates neutrophils, stimulates adrenal function
assist in the absorption of Ascorbic Acid and protect it from oxidation, increase the strength of the capillaries & regulate permiability, reduce histamine release, anti-inflammatory
"universal" vitalizing energy, important to heart function and digestion
key role in glycolysis, fatty acid synthesis, deanimation of amino acids, formation of RBCs and steroids, breakdown macronutrients, reduce cholestero, required for DNA production, stabalize blood sugar
Vitamin A
Night vision, laying down new bone and teeth, healthy skin, antioxidant, lowers cancer risk, supports immune system
regulate calcium metabolism and calcification, growth, maintain heart function
Vitamin E
antioxidant, modify and stabilize blood fats to protect from free-radicals
Vitamin K
normal blood clotting, required for synthesis of prothrombin
glucose metabolism, confert carbohydrates to fat for storage, synthesis of acetylcholine, prevent fatty deposits in arteries, developement of the myelin sheath
percurser for Hydrogen carriers to make ATP, cell respiration, vision, hair, skin, nails, recycle glutathione
Pantothenic Acid
supports adrenal cortex function, antistress, enhance metabolism, healthy skin and nerves, cellular metabolism of carbohydrates and fats, synthesis of acetylcholine
detoxification, protein, sulfer, & amino acid metabolism, supports production of GABA, utilization of food for energy, antibody and RBC production
nerve tissue metabolism, stimulate growth and increases appetit in children, "energy" vitamin, stimulates body's utiliation of macronutrients, synthesis of RNA and DNA, production of choline and methionine
needed for fat production and synthesis of fatty acids, formation of new tissue, incorporates amino acids into protein