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Vitals on Essential Vitamins: Vitamin K

Vitamin K is an essential vitamin the body needs for blood clotting and the building of bones. The name vitamin K comes from the German word koagulationsvitamin, or “coagulation vitamin.” There are two main vitamins in the vitamin K group: K1and K2. They are grouped together because they’re both water soluble and need to be

Vitals on Essential Vitamins: Vitamin K2019-10-03T16:18:24-04:00

Vitals on Essential Vitamins: Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for good health. It’s technically a hormone our bodies make and a nutrient we can eat. Often referred to as the sunshine vitamin, it’s naturally made when your skin is exposed to sunlight. Yet, vitamin D deficiency is one of the world’s most common nutrient deficiencies—one that can be of great

Vitals on Essential Vitamins: Vitamin D2019-07-22T15:42:07-04:00

What Are Multivitamins and How Do They Work?

The popularity of multivitamins has increased dramatically in recent years, making them the most commonly used supplements in the world. Multivitamins are available as tablets, capsules, gummies, powders, and liquids. Multivitamins are usually taken once a day and are intended to provide all or most of the vitamins and minerals that a person needs on

What Are Multivitamins and How Do They Work?2019-07-16T16:32:28-04:00

Vitals on Essential Vitamins: Vitamin C

A leading orange juice producer used to market its brand with the slogan “A day without orange juice is like a day without sunshine.” It was a catchy saying, and it helped drive home an important point: Oranges contain vitamin C—also known as L-ascorbic acid, which is a water-soluble, essential dietary component. Vitamin C is

Vitals on Essential Vitamins: Vitamin C2019-06-04T19:21:45-04:00

Vitals on Essential Vitamins: Vitamin B

There are eight vitamins in the vitamin B group: B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3(niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6(pyridoxine), B7(biotin), B9 (folate/folic acid), and B12. They are grouped together as they’re all water soluble and need to be replaced in your body regularly. But what do they all do and where do we find them? Thiamine helps

Vitals on Essential Vitamins: Vitamin B2019-05-08T14:15:58-04:00
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