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Biotin

What is it and where does it come from? Also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H, biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that can be found in trace amounts in a variety of foods including meat, poultry, mushrooms, and fruits such as dates, strawberries and watermelon. It is also produced by intestinal bacteria. How […]

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Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 Description Vitamin B3 or Niacin is also known as Niacinamide, Nicotinamide or Nicotinic Acid. Vitamin B3 is a part of the 8 B vitamins which are needed in the body’s many metabolic processes and for the health and development of the many organs of the body like the eyes, skin, hair, nervous system […]

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Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 Description Vitamin B5 is also called Pantothenic acid and is a part of the B vitamin family. All the 8 B vitamins are needed to convert carbohydrates into energy; the process involves burning glucose for energy use. The B vitamins may also be called complex vitamins since it is needed in the many […]

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Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 Description Vitamin D3, or otherwise known as Cholecalciferol or calciol, is a form of Vitamin D. Vitamin D3 is structurally similar to a naturally occurring steroid, such as testosterone, cholesterols and cortisol, and it is often called a secosteroid. Vitamin D3 is naturally occurring in some foods but most of the time we […]

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Niacin

Niacin Niacin is one of the B vitamins. The B vitamins, such as Vitamin B6 are water soluble vitamins and therefore need to be replenished regularly. They will dissolve in water and the excess vitamins are filtered through the kidneys and leave the body through urine. Niacin Function Niacin is vital in the proper function […]

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Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 As with all other B vitamins, B6 is a water soluble vitamin and is not stored in the body. It is however, essential for good health. One of its chores is the protein metabolism of over one hundred enzymes. The proper metabolism of red blood cells is dependent on an adequate intake of […]

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C (as calcium ascorbate) Many mothers probably consider Vitamin C the universal cure all of vitamins. If children have a cold, many mothers give them an extra dose of vitamin C, either in the form of citrus fruit or a tablet. While only time can cure the common cold, vitamin C provides powerful antioxidants […]

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A In order to remain healthy, your body needs vitamins and minerals in your daily diet. Unfortunately, many of the fruits and vegetables coming from the large production oriented farms have fewer nutrients than those that great grandma and grandpa had in their veggies. The life style of Americans includes many foods that offer […]

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol succinate) Vitamin E is the collective name for fat-soluble vitamins that have very distinct antioxidant properties. Because the vitamins are fat soluble, the body doesn’t eliminate then in urine, but stores them in the fat. This means you can accumulate them to the point of toxicity. Tocopherol (Often listed as […]

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Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba Ginkgo Biloba, also known as the Maidenhair tree, Buddha’s Fingernails, Flying Moth Leaf and Duck-foot, is a large deciduous tree. The Ginkgo tree has a large trunk with gray colored bark that has a very cracked appearance. The leaves are green with subtle hints of yellow and are fan shaped. When the tree […]

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