Category Archives: vitamins

folate

Functions Works with B6 and B12 in Methylation reactions Brain and nerve function: works as partner with B12 in activities such as making neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine Works with B12 in many processes, including synthesis of DNA and affects … Continue reading

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vitamin B1 – thiamine

Functions Brain and nerve function: Controls the use of glucose by neurons Assists in making fatty acids needed to preserve integrity of nerve cell membranes Works with vitamins B2 and B5 to make acetylcholine Energy production and carbohydrate metabolism Nerve … Continue reading

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vitamin C

Functions Healthy immune system, lens of eye, adrenal glands, reproductive organs, connective body tissues (such as joints and gums) Immune system: Enhances white blood cell activity Stimulates immune cells to fight infection Assists in the production of immune-related chemicals Antioxidant: … Continue reading

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vitamin B2 – riboflavin

Functions Brain and nerve function: control use of glucose by neurons, assist in making fatty acids needed to preserve integrity of nerve cell membranes, works with B1 and B5 to make acetylcholine Energy metabolism – needed to support thyroid, adrenals … Continue reading

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vitamin B3 – niacin

Functions Brain and nerve function: vital for proper mental function Energy production and fat, carbohydrate and cholesterol metabolism Manufacture of body compounds such as sex and adrenal hormones Treatment of schizophrenia 2 forms: As nicotinic acid form, lowers blood cholesterol … Continue reading

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vitamin B5 – pantothenic acid

Functions Brain and nerve function: works with B1 and B2 to make acetylcholine Works as component of coenzyme A in: Utilization of fats and carbohydrates in energy production Manufacture¬† of adrenal hormones and red blood cells Adrenal function (“anti-stress” vitamin) … Continue reading

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vitamin B6 – pyridoxine

Functions Works with B12 and Folate in Methylation reactions Brain and nerve function: transports amino acids into brain for use in making neurotransmitters; converts tryptophan to serotonin Involved in: Gluconeogenesis Formation of body proteins and structural compounds: chemical transmitters in … Continue reading

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vitamin B12 – cobalamin

Functions Works with B6 and Folate in Methylation reactions Required for hemopoietic functions and blood cell formation Brain and nerve function: assisting brain make use of carbohydrate and protein, vital for producing myelin sheath that protects axons / nerves, works … Continue reading

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vitamin B7 – biotin

Functions Manufacture and use of fats and amino acids Sources notes Best sources yeast, soybeans and nuts Manufactured by intestinal bacteria: vegetarian diet enhances this, but alcohol inhibits this Vegetable Sources cauliflower; mushrooms Fruit Sources Nut and seed sources peanuts; … Continue reading

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choline

Functions Brain and nerve function: crucial ingredient in cell membranes, production of neurotransmitter acetylcholine (with B1, B5, B6, C, Calcium and Zinc) Fat metabolism and fat transport from the liver Involved in homocysteine metabolism Sources notes Best sources egg yolk, … Continue reading

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