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Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and is vital for bone health.  99% of the body's calcium is in the bones and teeth.Females who have already experienced menopause can lose bone density at ta higher rate than males (and younger females) and supplementation may be recommended.  Calcium helps regulate muscle contractions. When a nerve stimulates a muscle, calcium helps the proteins in muscle carry out the work of contraction.  Then when the body pumps calcium...
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Boron is a trace element that is naturally present in many foods and available as a dietary supplement.  It is not classified as an essential nutrient due to insufficient research, however, it may have beneficial effects on reproduction and development, calcium metabolism, bone formation, brain function, insulin and energy substrate metabolism, immunity, and the function of steroid hormones (including vitamin D and estrogen).The body absorbs about 85–90% of ingested boron, but very li...
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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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