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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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Folate and folic acid are different forms of vitamin B9. Folate is the naturally occurring form, while folic acid is the synthetic form. B9 is a water-soluble vitamin that is part of the B vitamin family.

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Vitamin B12, otherwise known as cobalamin, is an essential water-soluble vitamin that is commonly found in a variety of foods such as fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, and dairy products. B12 is bound to the protein in food and our stomach acid rele...
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Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine, helps the body turn food into energy.
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