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calcium
develops of healthy bone and teeth regulates body functions helps the heart muscle contract
phosphorus
works with calcium to develop bones and teeth essential for cell metabolism
sodium
necessary for maintaining fluid balance transports nutrients across cell membranes aids in nerve transmission
potassium
works with sodium with fluid balance; essential for cell metabolism
iron
needed for red blood cell formation transport CO2
zinc
promotes cell reproduction and repair
Vitamin A
maintain healthy eyes skin and hair essential for night vision promotes use of calcium and phosphorus
vitamin D
promotes use of calcium and phosphorus
vitamin E
prevents the destruction of red blood cells serves as an anti-oxidant
Vitamin K
blood clotting; assists in regulating blood calcium levels
VItamin B1
helps you develop appetite; energy metabolism
Vitamin B2
keeps skin healthy assists in energy metabolism
Niacin
maintains body tissues energy metabolism
Vitamin B6
necessary for release of energy from calorie producing nutrients
Vitamin B12
vital for blood formation
vitamin C
promotes wound healing and resistance for infection needed for normal development of connective tissues