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

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What is in a "natural" vitamin E supplement, cream, or oil?
Vitamins and minerals boost the immune system, support normal growth and development, and help cells and organs do their jobs.
The Norwegian Vitamin (NORVIT) trial gave more than 3,700 heart attack patients either a placebo, folic acid (800 mcg), vitamin B-6 (40 mg), vitamin B-12 (400 mcg), or some combination of the three B vitamins every day for three years.
182) is the fourth time I've seen a report that vitamin E may not be appropriate for elderly people at cardiac risk.
Results: Analysis of data from the mid-1990s showed that people taking a combination of vitamins E and C were 78% less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
If you store these fat-soluble vitamins for too long, you can run into trouble,'' Nowlin says.
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.
What's more, among traditional populations, grains and tubers were prepared in ways that increased vitamin content and made minerals more available--soaking, fermenting, sprouting, and sour leavening.
Exposing unprotected skin to UVB radiation sets in motion a cascade in which the initial (prohormone) form of vitamin D, found in the skin, is converted to an intermediate form (25-hydroxyvitamin D) in the liver, and then is converted in the kidneys where it becomes the active hormonal form (1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D).
Low levels of vitamins E, C, and A may increase the risk of several chronic diseases.
In addition to a subtle fruit flavor, the beverages are caffeine-free, incredibly refreshing, and full of energy-boosting vitamins and minerals.
The Institute of Medicine recently released new recommendations for a number of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A.
What if worries about overdosing on fat-soluble vitamins D, A, K, and E have less to do with the intake amount of the individual vitamins and more to do with the ratio between them?
Yet now many admirers know that Weil, his company, and his foundation are guaranteed $14 million through mid-2008 from the sale of vitamins and other supplements he recommends?