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"Vitamin U" was the name given in 1952 to a substance found in cabbage juice by Dr. Garnett Cheney. Drinking about a quart of cabbage juice per day is an excellent remedy for peptic ulcers, but the identity of the active ingredient remains unknown. A common guess is that it is allantoin, which is also found in comfrey root,  and has long been used in folk medicine both externally and internally. Other guesses are that it is a relative to the amino acid L-methionine. Vita...
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WHAT IS VITAMIN Q?Vitamin Q is another name for coenzyme Q or ubiquinone, but it is most commonly called CoQ10.  It is an organic molecule similar in structure to vitamins E and K. It is a fat-soluble vitamin which is stored in the body until it is needed.  WHAT ARE THE ROLES OF VITAMIN Q?Vitamin Q (CoQ10) has antioxidant activity which protects cells from damage.  It helps provide energy to the cells and plays an important role in metabolis...
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Vitamin P is another name for “flavonoids” and are found naturally in many fruits and vegetables. They are a large class of plant compounds found in deeply colored fruits, vegetables, cocoa, tea, and wine.  They are rich in antioxidants which helps your body ward off toxins. Adding more flavonoids to your diet is a great way to help your body stay healthy and potentially decrease your risk of developing some chronic health conditions.Inflammation is one of your body’s immu...
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Vitamin K plays a key role in blood clotting which prevents excessive bleeding. Unlike many other vitamins, vitamin K is not typically used as a dietary supplement.  It is actually a group of compounds.  The most important of these compounds appears to be vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. Vitamin K1 is obtained from leafy greens and some other vegetables. Vitamin K2 is a group of compounds largely obtained from meats, cheeses, and eggs, as well as being synthesized by bacteria....
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Biotin is also called vitamin H, vitamin B₇ or vitamin B₈.  It is a water-soluble vitamin and is involved in a wide range of metabolic processes, both in humans and in other organisms, primarily related to the utilization of fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids.  All B vitamins help the body to convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is used to produce energy. B vitamins are needed for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver and they also help the nervous system function ...
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Vitamin F is not a vitamin in the traditional sense, but rather a term used for two fats — alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA). They are essential fatty acids (EFAs) and are required for regular body functions and are very important with regards to brain and heart health.  They help build cell membranes and hormones and are incredibly important for the immune system.  They are labelled as essential because our bodies cannot make them.  We must acquire them from...
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Naturally occurring vitamin E includes eight fat-soluble isoforms, but the body prefers the form called alpha-tocopherol.  Furthermore, alpha-tocopherol is the only form of supplementation that can reverse vitamin E deficiency symptoms.Alpha-tocopherol functions as an antioxidant, preventing the propagation of free radicals and is involved in strengthening the immune system.  Other antioxidants, like vitamin C, increase its potency due to synergy where the sum of the total is more than...
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Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, it is added to other foods through fortification, and is available as a dietary supplement. It is called the sunshine vitamin because it is produced when ultraviolet rays from the sun strike the skin which triggers vitamin D synthesis. Vitamin D is biologically inert and must undergo two transformations in the body for activation. The first occurs in the liver.  The second occurs in the kidneys.  It helps t...
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Vitamin C is vital for the immune system, connective tissue, heart and blood vessel health, among many other important roles.
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