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Vitamin & Minerals
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Strong bones, teeth, muscle tissue regulates heartbeat, muscle action and nerve function; blood clotting.
A precursor of acetylcholine; essential for liver function.
Stimulates bone formation; inhibits or even reverses dental caries.
Aids in genetic material development involved in red blood cell production.
Component of hormone thyroxine, which controls metabolism.
Hemoglobin formation; improves blood quality, increases resistance to stress and disease.
Acid/alkaline balance; important in metabolism of carbohydrates, minerals and sugar (glucose).
Involved in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism.
Fluid balance, controls activity of heart muscle, nervous system and kidneys.
Needed in small amounts to maintain blood pressure and normal function of muscles and nerves.
Involved in digestion and metabolism; important in development of the reproductive system; aids in healing.
Formation and maintenance of skin, hair and mucous membranes, helps people see in dim light, bone and tooth growth.
Helps the body release energy from carbohydrates during metabolism; growth and muscle tone.
Aids in cell development, functioning of the nervous system and the metabolism of protein and fat.
Helps the body release energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates during metabolism.
Helps build body tissue and aids in metabolism of protein.
Essential for structure of bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels, helps maintain capillaries and gums and aids in absorption of iron.
Aids in bone and tooth formation; helps maintain heart action and nervous system function.
Protects blood cells, body tissue, and essential fatty acids from destruction in the body.
Essential for blood clotting functions.
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