Nutrients

Nutrition, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, carbohydrates

Health benefits of vitamin C

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Health benefits of vitamin C
Just a few headlines of many on the health benefits of vitamin C. There are hundreds more in the periodicals and research database at your local library.

--Vitamin C strengthens brain function
---Retina Works Best When Bathed in Vitamin C
--New Research Shows Vitamin C is Important for Eye Health
--Low Vitamin C Linked to Cataract
--Revitalize Aging Skin with Topical Vitamin C
--Enhancing Chemotherapy Effectiveness with Simple Vitamin C? My Clinical Experiences
--Vitamin C deficiency in cancer patients
--The Gift of Vitamin C

How To Get Good Eyesight--Vitamin A

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Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin., which means it is dissolved in fat and is stored in body fat. Foods that contain vitamin A will not lose the vitamin when cooked. Vitamin A is often referred to as retinol because it produces the pigments in the eyes' retina.

Some functions of vitamin A are:

--Vitamin A helps to maintain healthy teeth, skin, skeletal and soft tissue, and mucus membranes.

--It promotes good vision, especially in low light.

Health Benefits of Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): Fights Stress; Healthy Hair, Skin, Liver, Mouth

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Benefits of vitamin b1 (thiamine)
The B Vitamins: Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Health Benefits

The health benefits of vitamin B1, also known as Thiamine, are many. Vitamin B1 is a nutrient that belongs to the Vitamin B complex of nutrients. It is a water-soluble vitamin, which means it is expelled through urine and not stored in the body. Therefore, it should be replaced regularly.

--Vitamin B1 plays a role in breaking down fats and protein in the body.

--It is also known as one of the "anti-stress" vitamins because it helps to fight stress.

Select Nutrients Could Save U.S. HealthCare Over $24 Billion Over the Next Five Years

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Improving Public Health, Reducing Health Care Costs: An Evidence-Based Study of Five Dietary Supplements

Joan DaVanzo, Ph.D., Allen Dobson, Ph.D.,K. Jeannine Dollard, MPA., Myra Tanamor, MHSA, Heather Mc Pheron

Summary Report

Surveys of dietary intake and physical and laboratory data reveal that the typical American diet does not always provide a sufficient level of nutrients to support optimal health. Many clinicians also acknowledge that some Americans may need a vitamin and/or mineral or other supplement to meet specific nutrient needs.

Water

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Water is an essential nutrient (macro-nutrient). Water is essential for all energy production in the body. Water is also used for temperature regulation and waste elimination and is essential to cell processes. An inadequate supply of water can result in up to a 30% reduction of energy. Between 50% and 70% of the body weight is water. Insufficient water in the body results in a decrease of blood volume thereby reducing the overall oxygen transport ability of the blood to properly supply the muscles during exercise.

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