Vitamins and Minerals Tag

Vitamin B6 (PYRIDOXINE) Recommended Dietary Intakes men - 1.0 - 1.9 mg; women - 0.8 - 1.1 mg; Pregnant women - add 0.1 mg This Vitamin Is Essential For: immune function nerve-impulse transmission (especially in the brain) energy metabolism red blood cell synthesis. premenstrual syndrome - water retention. This vitamin is part of more functions that most...

Zinc Recommended Dietary Intakes adults - 12 mg; pregnant women - 16 mg This Mineral Is Essential For: production of genetic material. energy production bone development and growth; wound healing. the liver's ability to remove toxic substances such as alcohol from the body. immune function. regulation of heart rate and blood pressure. healthy brain, teeth, bones and...

Vitamin K (MENADIONE, PHYTONADIONE) This Vitamin Is Essential For: bone formation kidney and liver functioning blood clotting Sources Spinach, asparagus, cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, turnip greens, or other dark leafy vegetables, beef, liver; green tea; cheese, egg yolks, and oats. Comments If you take antibiotics, you may need to eat more of the...

Vitamin E Recommended Dietary Intakes Men - 10 mg alpha TE Women - 7 mg alpha TE This Vitamin Is Essential For: immune system, endocrine system, and sex glands. antioxidant, it may prevent cancer and heart disease. atherosclerosis and improves circulation. accelerates wound healing. protects lung tissue from inhaled pollutants. may reduce risk for heart...

Vitamin D (CHOLECALCIFEROL, ERGOCALCIFEROL) This Vitamin Is Essential For: healthy bones and teeth. normal muscle contraction. nerve function. prevents rickets. psoriasis. some cancers. Sources Fatty fish such as herring, salmon, and tuna, dairy products, eggs, summer sun, breakfast cereals, and infant formulas are fortified with vitamin D. Comments The vitamin D we receive from food or supplements...

Vitamin C (ASCORBIC ACID) Recommended Dietary Intakes Men - 40 mg; Women - 30 mg Pregnant women - 60 mg This Vitamin Is Essential For the production of collagen. the healing of wounds, burns, bruises and broken bones. immune and nervous system. rheumatoid arthritis. prevention of heart disease. help prevent some forms of cancer. potential to prevent the...

Vitamin B5 (PANTOTHENIC ACID) Recommended Dietary Intakes 3 - 7 mg is considered adequate. This Vitamin Is Essential For: converting food to energy - stamina. building red blood cells making bile the nervous system. immune system - the healing of wounds (as a topically applied cream). Sources Organ meats, poultry, salmon and other salt water fish,...

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