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Vitamin A: Benefits, Food-sources, Deficiency, Toxicity, and More image

Vitamin A: Benefits, Food-Sources, Deficiency, Toxicity, And More

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble nutrient that plays a vital role in your body. This article discusses vitamin A, including its benefits, food sources of the vitamin, and the effects of deficiency and toxicity.

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Basic Information About Vitamin And Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are called micronutrients because your body needs only tiny amounts. But failing to get even those small quantities virtually guarantees disease......Enjoy by acquiring knowledge about role of micronutrients in body's function.

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Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol)

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin with several forms, but alpha-tocopherol is the only one used by the human body. Its leading role is to act as an antioxidant, hunting loose electrons—so-called "free radicals molecules"—that can damage cells.

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Importance Of Vitamin C In Human Health

Ascorbic acid or Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, i.e., it dissolves in water and is reached to the tissues of the body but is not well stored, so it must be taken daily through supplements or food. Vitamin-C is a powerful antioxidant that......

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Vitamin D - Sources, Health Benefits, Complications And More

Vitamin D (calciferol) is a fat soluble vitamin that is produced endogenously when ultraviolet light rays of sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin-D synthesis.Vitamin D supplements are available in two forms:  Vitamin D2 ("ergocalciferol") and ............

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Vitamin B12 - Important For Human Body

Vitamin-B12 (also referred to as cobalamin) is naturally found in animal food sources. Vitamin B12 is needed to form red blood cells and DNA. It is also a key player in........