Vitamins

Seminole County - Vitamins

Vitamin NameFunctions in BodyNatural Food Sources
Vitamin A
Beta Carotene
Good Antioxidant. Helps with vision and skin health. Boosts immune function and bone metabolismCarrots, yellow and orange fruits, fish, eggs
Vitamin B
Thiamine
Important for nerve function and the cardiovascular system. Helps with energy production.Whole grains, pork, eggs, brown rice, potatoes
Vitamin B2
Riboflavin
Important for nerve function and the cardiovascular system. Helps with energy production.Grains, leafy green vegetables, fish, dairy, legumes
Vitamin B3
Niacin
Helps release energy from carbs and promotes healthy skinGrains, nuts, broccoli, carrots, dairy, peanuts, tomatoes, dairy, eggs, meat
Vitamin B5
Pantothenic Acid
Helps metabolize fats, carbs and proteins. Needed for synthesis or various enzymes.meats, whole grains, fish, legumes
Vitamin B6
Pyridoxine
Helps to release sugars needed for energy. Helps in metabolism and in generation of red blood cells. Also beneficial to the nervous system.whole grains, fish, poultry, bananas
Vitamin B7
Biotin
Needed for cell growth. Helps with energy production. Helps maintain blood sugar levels.legumes, nuts
Vitamin B9
Folic Acid
Important in DNA production and repair. Necessary in red blood cell production. Critical during growth spurts especially for fetus and infants.beans, cereals, leafy vegetables, dairy, pork, rice, oranges
Vitamin B12Important for brain and nerve function as well as DNA regulation. Also participates in metabolism and red blood cell formationham, certain seafood, dairy, liver
Vitamin C
Ascorbic Acid
Important anti-oxidant. Helps heal wounds and supports the immune system. It is a natural antihistamine.citrus fruits, strawberries, broccoli, greensr
Vitamin DBoosts immune function. Benefits bone formation and reduces risk of osteoporosis.exposure to suns rays, salmon, sardines, cod liver oil
Vitamin E
Tocopherol
Another important antioxidant that helps protect the bodies cells from free radicals.whole grains, wheat germ, nuts, spinach
Vitamin KEssential for blood clotting.green leafy vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower
CHOLINEHelps make and release the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which aids in many nerve and brain activitiesPlays a role in metabolizing and transporting fatsMany foods, especially milk, eggs, liver, and peanuts
FOLIC ACID (folate, folacinVital for new cell creationHelps prevent brain and spine birth defects when taken early in pregnancy; should be taken regularly by all women of child-bearing age since women may not know they are pregnant in the first weeks of pregnancyCan lower levels of homocysteine and may reduce heart disease risk May reduce risk for colon cancerOffsets breast cancer risk among women who consume alcoholFortified grains and cereals, asparagus, okra, spinach, turnip greens, broccoli, legumes like black-eyed peas and chickpeas, orange juice, tomato juice
CALCIUMBuilds and protects bones and teethHelps with muscle contractions and relaxation, blood clotting, and nerve impulse transmissionPlays a role in hormone secretion and enzyme activationHelps maintain healthy blood pressureYogurt, cheese, milk, tofu, sardines, salmon, fortified juices, leafy green vegetables, such as broccoli and kale (but not spinach or Swiss chard, which have binders that lessen absorption)
CHLORIDEBalances fluids in the bodyA component of stomach acid, essential to digestionYSalt (sodium chloride), soy sauce, processed foods
CHROMIUMEnhances the activity of insulin, helps maintain normal blood glucose levels, and is needed to free energy from glucoseMeat, poultry, fish, some cereals, nuts, cheese
COPPERPlays an important role in iron metabolismHelps make red blood cellsLiver, shellfish, nuts, seeds, whole-grain products, beans, prunes
FLUORIDEEncourages strong bone formationKeeps dental cavities from starting or worseningWater that is fluoridated, toothpaste with fluoride, marine fish, teas
IODINEPart of thyroid hormone, which helps set body temperature and influences nerve and muscle function, reproduction, and growthPrevents goiter and aIodized salt, processed foods, seafood
IRONHelps hemoglobin in red blood cells and myoglobin in muscle cells ferry oxygen throughout the bodyNeeded for chemical reactions in the body and for making amino acids, collagen, neurotransmitters, and hormonesRed meat, poultry, eggs, fruits, green vegetables, fortified bread and grain products
MAGNESIUMNeeded for many chemical reactions in the body Works with calcium in muscle contraction, blood clotting, and regulation of blood pressureHelps build bones and teethGreen vegetables such as spinach and broccoli, legumes, cashews, sunflower seeds and other seeds, halibut, whole-wheat bread, milk
MANGANESEHelps form bonesHelps metabolize amino acids, cholesterol, and carbohydratesNuts, legumes, whole grains, tea
MOLYBDENUMPart of several enzymes, one of which helps ward off a form of severe neurological damage in infants that can lead to early deathLegumes, nuts, grain products, milk
PHOSPHORUSHelps build and protect bones and teethPart of DNA and RNAHelps convert food into energyPart of phospholipids, which carry lipids in blood and help shuttle nutrients into and out of cellsWide variety of foods, including milk and dairy products, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, liver, green peas, broccoli, potatoes, almonds
POTASSIUMBalances fluids in the bodyHelps maintain steady heartbeat and send nerve impulses Needed for muscle contractions A diet rich in potassium seems to lower blood pressureGetting enough potassium from your diet may benefit bonesMeat, milk, fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes
SELENIUMActs as an antioxidant, neutralizing unstable molecules that can damage cellsHelps regulate thyroid hormone activityOrgan meats, seafood, walnuts, sometimes plants (depends on soil content), grain products
SODIUMBalances fluids in the bodyHelps send nerve impulses Needed for muscle contractionsImpacts blood pressure; even modest reductions in salt consumption can lower blood pressureSalt, soy sauce, processed foods, vegetables
SULFURHelps form bridges that shape and stabilize some protein structuresNeeded for healthy hair, skin, and nailsProtein-rich foods, such as meats, fish, poultry, nuts, legumes
ZINCHelps form many enzymes and proteins and create new cellsFrees vitamin A from storage in the liverNeeded for immune system, taste, smell, and wound healingWhen taken with certain antioxidants, zinc may delay the progression of age-related macular degenerationRed meat, poultry, oysters and some other seafood, fortified cereals, beans, nuts
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