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Vitamins Are Vital and Minerals Are a Must
In a perfect world we would all eat a perfectly balanced diet that would provide our bodies with all the vitamins and minerals we need for perfect health. Unfortunately, the world isn’t perfect and neither are we. A survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that only about half of all Americans eat a piece of fruit a day. The typical American woman doesn’t even eat the minimum RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for vitamins E or B-6, or the critical minerals calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc.
Vitamins and minerals are essential to every process that goes on in our bodies, even though as micro-nutrients we need them in relatively small amounts compared to the macro-nutrients carbohydrates, proteins, fats and water. Although a daily multiple vitamin and mineral supplement isn’t meant to replace a healthful, balanced diet, it can be a good insurance policy for those times when we don’t eat as well as we should.
Remember, for optimal health: exercise regularly, reduce stress, eat healthy meals and try a MULTIPLE CHOICE from Nature’s Life.
Vitamins and Their Benefits
Vitamin A and the carotenoids enhance immunity, act as antioxidants and are necessary for new cell growth.* Vitamin A and it is vital for healthy skin and eyes.* Carotenoids (such as beta carotene) are converted to vitamin A, but their primary benefit is their powerful antioxidant protection.*
The B vitamins feed and regulate the brain and nervous system.* Thiamine (B1) promotes normal nervous system function, growth and digestion.* Riboflavin (B2) is essential for growth and eye health.* Niacin (B3) plays an important role in energy production.* Pantothenic acid (B5) enhances nutrient metabolism.* Pyridoxine (B6) enhances immunity, and regulates brain activity and growth.* Cyanocobalamin (B12) helps form red blood cells and is essential for proper functioning of the nervous system.* Folic acid helps form DNA, RNA and red and white blood cells.* Biotin aids fat and protein metabolism.* Choline aids the brain and central nervous system. It also helps regulate gallbladder and liver function.* Inositol is a primary component of cell membranes.*
Vitamin C is an antioxidant required for tissue growth and repair. It also protects against the harmful effects of oxidative damage, and enhances immune function.* Vitamin D is required for the absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorus and is necessary for normal growth, development and maintenance of bones and teeth.*
Vitamin E is the multi-purpose antioxidant vitamin necessary to protect the body from free radicals. It helps maintain healthy nerves and muscles, and promotes healthy skin and hair.*
Vitamin K is necessary for blood clotting as well as bone formation and repair.*
Essential Minerals and Their Benefits
Calcium is vital for strong bones and teeth. It helps maintain a regular heartbeat and is needed for muscular growth.* Boron helps in mineral metabolism and works with calcium, manganese and vitamin D to prevent calcium loss.* Copper aids in the formation of bone, hemoglobin and red blood cells. It is involved in the healing process, energy production and is needed for healthy nerves and joints.* Chromium is needed for normal metabolism of blood sugar.* Iodine is needed in trace amounts for entire-body metabolism and normal thyroid function.* Iron is an essential part of the hemoglobin in red blood cells, which carry oxygen through-out the body.* Magnesium promotes healthy bone formation, muscle contraction and energy.*
Manganese is involved in forming connective tissue, developing normal bone structure and digesting/utilizing food.* Molybdenum aids in carbohydrate and fat metabolism and is part of the enzyme responsible for iron utilization.* Phosphorous aids in growth and body repair, and helps to metabolize fat and starches.* Potassium is important for a healthy nervous system and a regular heart rhythm.* Selenium activates the vital enzyme, glutathione peroxidase, that is needed to protect the body from oxidative damage.* Zinc assists in muscle development and wound healing. It is also needed for proper taste and hearing.*
Nature’s Life is committed to bringing you a selection of multiple vitamin and mineral choices to meet the needs of everyone in your family. From children, who must have proper nutrition to grow strong and healthy; to women, who have special needs at different times in their lives; to men with requirements of their own, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Nature’s Life. All Nature’s Life multiples are formulated by practicing doctors with the highest quality ingredients for safety and effectiveness. Formulas come in a variety of different sizes for your convenience: coated tablets , powders , hardshell and soft gelatin capsules.