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any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism

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Chemical changes of vitamins during food processing.
While vitamins A, B1 and B5 are found in water melons, vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, C and K can be found in bananas.
Anti-kancer, klotting, and kardiovascular health--these are some of the reasons why bodies need vitamin K!
Vitamins such as potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, thiamin, iron, zinc, niacin, malic acid and other important necessary elements such as fiber and sugars are all present in fruits and fruit juices.
Two other products containing combinations of vitamins D and K and calcium were contaminated with lead, according to test results.
It was once assumed that Americans had adequate vitamin D intake and that vitamin D was only involved in bone health.
Vitamins and minerals boost the immune system, support normal growth and development, and help cells and organs do their jobs.
A trial of patients with coronary artery disease found that B vitamins and folic acid (a B vitamin) lowered levels of the inflammatory marker homocysteine by 33 percent, yet this had no effect on inflammation in the arteries and was, therefore, unlikely to protect against heart attack and stroke.
"Arthritis of the knees was about three times more likely to progress in people with the lowest blood levels of vitamin D," says arthritis expert Timothy McAlindon of the Tufts-New England Medical Center.
In this study, did they use both tocotrienols and tocopherols, including alpha, beta, gamma, and delta versions of vitamin E, the only proper version of the vitamin?
Discovered in the early 1930s, vitamin K was given its name "K" after the first letter of the German word "koagulation," due to its blood clotting effects.
Vitamin D deficiency is endemic to South Asia, and is associated with varied biochemical and clinical presentations.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, an estimated one billion people worldwide are vitamin D deficient or insufficient.
What is in a "natural" vitamin E supplement, cream, or oil?