Health — August 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm

The ABCDEs of Vitamins

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VitaminsVitamin A:

  • Promotes the growth and repair of body tissues and bone formation
  • Promotes healthy skin and hair
  • Essential for night vision

Vitamin B:

  • Important for the metabolism of protein
  • Vital for healthy and proper nervous system functioning
  • Vital for blood formation

Vitamin C:

  • Promotes healthy cell development, wound healing and resistance to infections
  • Serves as an antioxidant
  • May help protect against certain cancers, cataracts and heart disease

Vitamin D:

  • Aids in the absorption of calcium
  • Helps to build bone mass and prevent bone loss
  • Helps maintain blood levels of calcium and phosphorous

Vitamin E:

  • Helps protect cells from free radical injury
  • Key for normal growth and development
  • Serves as an antioxidant
  • May help to protect against certain cancers, cataracts and heart disease

Contributor: Dr. Gregg Baron

The statements made in this article have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. None of the information presented is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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