Vitamins


VITAMIN A (Beta Carotene)

Necessary for growth & repair of body tissues;
helps maintain smooth, soft disease-free skin;
helps protect the mucous membranes of the mouth,
nose , throat & lungs, thereby reducing susceptibility
to infections; protects against air pollutants; counteracts
night-blindness & weak eyesight; aids in bone
and teeth formation. Current medical research shows
that foods rich in Beta Carotene will help reduce the risk
of lung cancer & certain oral cancers. Unlike Vitamin
A from fish liver oil, Beta Carotene is non-toxic.



VITAMIN B-1 (Thiamin)
Plays a key role in the body's metabolic cycle for
generating energy; aids in the digestion of carbohydrates;
essential for the normal functioning of the
nervous system, muscles & heart; stabilizes the
appetite; promotes growth & good muscle tone.


DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:
May lead to the loss of appetite ;
weakness & feeling tired; paralysis & nervous
irritability; insomnia; loss of weight; vague aches & pains;
mental depression & constipation; heart & gastrointestinal problems.



VITAMIN B-2 (Riboflavin)
Necessary for carbohydrate, fat & protein metabolism;
aids in the formation of antibodies and red blood cells;
maintains cell respiration; necessary for the maintenance
of good vision, skin, nails & hair; alleviates eye fatigue;
promotes general health.


DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:
May result in itching and burning eyes; cracks
and sores in the mouth & lips;bloodshot eyes;
purplish tongue; dermatitis;retarded growth;
digestive disturbances; trembling; sluggishness; oily skin.


VITAMIN B-6 (Pyridoxine)

Necessary for the synthesis & breakdown of amino
acids, the building blocks of protein; aids in fat and carbohydrate
metabolism; aids in the formation of antibodies; maintains
the central nervous system; aids in the removal of excess
fluid of premenstrual women; promotes healthy skin;
reduces muscle spasms, leg cramps, hand numbness,
nausea & stiffness of hands; helps maintain
a proper balance of sodium & phosphorous in the body.


DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:

May result in nervousness, insomnia, skin eruptions,
loss of muscular control, anemia, mouth disorders,
muscular weakness, dermatitis, arm & leg cramps,
loss of hair, slow learning, and water retention.


VITAMIN B-12 (Cobalamin)

Helps in the formation & regeneration of red blood cells,
thus helping prevent anemia; necessary for carbohydrate,
fat & protein metabolism; maintains a healthy nervous system;
promotes growth in children; increases energy; needed for Calcium absorption.


DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:
May lead to pernicious anemia, poor appetite,
growth failure in children, tiredness, brain damage, nervousness,
neuritis, degeneration of spinal cord, depression, lack of balance.




NIACINAMIDE (Niacin- vitamin B-3)

Improves circulation and reduces the cholesterol
level in the blood; maintains the nervous system;
helps metabolize protein, sugar & fat; reduces high
blood pressure; increases energy through proper
utilization of food; prevents pellagra; helps
maintain a healthy skin, tongue & digestive system.


DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:

May result in pellagra, gastrointestinal disturbance,
nervousness, headaches, fatigue, mental depression,
vague aches & pains, irritability, loss of appetite, insomnia,
skin disorders, muscular weakness, indigestion, bad breath, canker sores.



PANTOTHENIC ACID
Participates in the release of energy from carbohydrates,
fats & protein, aids in the utilization of vitamins;
improves the body's resistance to stress; helps
in cell building & the development of the central nervous
system; helps the adrenal glands, fights infections by building antibodies.


DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:

May lead to painful & burning feet, skin abnormalities,
retarded growth, dizzy spells, digestive disturbances,
vomiting, restlessness, stomach stress, muscle cramps.



BIOTIN

Aids in the utilization of protein, folic acid,
Pantothenic acid, and Vitamin B-12, promotes healthy hair.


DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:

May lead to extreme exhaustion, drowsiness, muscle
pain, loss of appetite, depression, grayish skin color.



FOLIC ACID

Necessary for DNA & RNA synthesis, which is essential
for the growth and reproduction of all body cells;
essential to the formation of red blood cells by its action on
the bone marrow; aids in amino acid metabolism.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:

May result in gastrointestinal disorders, anemia,
Vitamin B-12 deficiency, pre-mature gray hair.



INOSITOL

Necessary for the formation of lecithin; aids in
the breakdown of fats; helps reduce blood
cholesterol; helps prevent thinning hair.


DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:

May result in high blood cholesterol, constipation, eczema, hair loss.


CHOLINE

Very important in controlling fat & cholesterol
buildup in the body; prevents fat from accumulating
in the liver; facilitates the movement of fats in the cells;
helps regulate the kidneys, liver & gallbladder; important
for nerve transmission; helps improve memory.


DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:

May result in cirrhosis and fatty degeneration of
the liver, hardening of the arteries, heart problems,
high blood pressure, hemorrhaging kidneys.


PABA (Para Amino Benzoic Acid)

Aids healthy bacteria in producing folic acid; aids in
the formation of red blood cells; contains sun
screening properties; aids in the assimilation of Pantothenic
acid; returns hair to its natural color.


DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:

May cause extreme fatigue, eczema, irritability,
depressions, nervousness, constipation, headaches,
digestive disorders, hair turning prematurely gray.



VITAMIN C (Ascorbic Acid)

Essential for healthy teeth, gums & Bones; helps
heal wounds, scar tissue, & Fractures; prevents scurvy;
builds resistance to infection; aids in the prevention
& treatment of the common cold; gives strength to blood
vessels; aids in the absorption of iron. It is required for the
synthesis of collagen, the intercellular "cement" which
holds tissues together. It is also one of
the major antioxidant nutrients. It prevents the conversion
of nitrates (from tobacco smoke, smog, bacon, lunch meats,
& some vegetables) into cancer-causing substances.
According to Dr. Lines Pauling, the foremost authority on Vitamin C,
Vitamin C will decrease the risk of getting certain cancers by 75%.


DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:
May lead to soft & bleeding gums, swollen or painful joints,
slow-healing wounds & fractures, bruising, nosebleeds,
tooth decay, loss of appetite, muscular weakness, skin hemorrhages,
capillary weakness, anemia, impaired digestion.



VITAMIN D
Improves absorption and utilization of Calcium and
Phosphorous; required for bone and teeth formation;
maintains a stable nervous system and normal heart action.


DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:

May lead to rickets, tooth decay, softening of bones,
improper healing of fractures, lack of vigor,
muscular weakness, inadequate absorption of
calcium, retention of phosphorous in the kidneys.




VITAMIN E

Major anti-oxidant nutrient; retards cellular aging
due to oxidation; supplies oxygen to the blood which
is then carried to the heart and other organs; thus
alleviating fatigue; aids in bringing nourishment to cells;
strengthens the capillary walls & prevents the red blood cells
from destructive poisons; prevents & dissolves blood clots;
has also been used by doctors in helping prevent sterility,
muscular dystrophy, calcium deposits in blood walls and heart conditions.
What is the difference between d-alpha and dl-alpha?
Both work exactly the same in the body. There is
some evidence that d-alpha is about 20% more powerful,
but it costs about 400% more. In other words 800 I.U. of
d-alpha would work as well as 1000 I.U. of dl-alpha. But, the 800 I.U.
d-alpha would cost 4 times as much as 1000 I.U. of dl-alpha.
The best buy by far is dl-alpha.


DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:

May lead to a rupture of red blood cells, loss of reproductive
powers, lack of sexual vitality, abnormal fat deposits
in muscles, degenerative changes in the changes
in the heart and other muscles; dry skin.


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