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Multivitamins essentially provide vitamins and minerals at levels close to Daily Values or Recommended Dietary Allowances. No standard definition or regulatory guidelines are available.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble retinoid supporting cell growth, playing an important role in vision, reproduction and immunity. Both a deficiency and excess of Vitamin A can pose health risks. To ensure balance, it is advised to consume Vitamin A-rich foods including meat (beef, liver), fish (herring), vegetables (sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, peppers), fruits (cantaloupe, mango, papaya, apricot) and dairy (milk, eggs).
Vitamin B Complex contains all eight, water-soluble B vitamins that play a key role in cellular metabolism. Including Vitamins B1, Thiamin; B2, Riboflavin; B3, Niacin; B5, Pantothenic Acid; B6, Pyridoxine; B7, Biotin; B9, Folic Acid; and B12, Cobalamin the supplement may contain 100% of the recommended daily allowance of every vitamin, however brands vary. Pregnant women, vegetarians, vegans and the elderly may benefit from supplementation.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin found in foods including fish (salmon, trout, sardines) and mushrooms (morel, chanterelle, oyster, shiitake), but more substantially from sun exposure, as the sun’s ultraviolet rays trigger synthesis.
Vitamin E encompasses a group of naturally-occurring fat-soluble compounds, including alpha-tocopherol used by the human body. It is a strong antioxidant, protecting cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Vitamin E is found in plant-based foods including oils (wheat germ, sunflower, safflower, soybean), nuts & seeds (sunflower, almonds, peanuts), vegetables (beet greens, collards, spinach, pumpkin, asparagus) and fruit (mango, avocado).
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin present in foods including vegetables (spinach, kale, chard, broccoli, collard greens, brussels sprouts), fruits (prunes, avocado, blueberries, figs), meat (beef liver, pork), dairy (cheese), eggs, and legumes (soybeans). Responsible for blood clotting and healthy bones, Vitamin K is used in the treatment of osteoporosis and heart disease.
Vitamin C is an essential, water-soluble vitamin best-sourced in fruits (orange, grapefruit, kiwi, strawberries, cantaloupe) and vegetables (red pepper, green pepper, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower). A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C plays a key role in immune function, protein metabolism, and collagen production.
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