Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Short List of Vitamins

Here is a small list of main vitamins and their main functions in human body:

Vitamin A (aka retinol):

- Good vision

- Hair growth

- Healthy skin

- Acts as anti-oxidant

- Guards against bacterial & viral infections

- Lowers blood cholesterol level

Vitamin D:

- Maintains levels of calcium & phosphorus in blood

- Helps in developing strong bones

- Prevent Rickets

Vitamin E:

- Powerful antioxidant

- Helps in smooth blood flow

Vitamin K:

- Essential for blood clotting

- Helps in absorption of calcium

Vitamin C:

- Helps in repairing of body tissues

- Helps in treating cold

- Reduces risk of getting certain kinds of cancer

- Helps in preventing cataracts

- Can regulate blood sugar to some extent thus helping in diabetes

Please keep in mind that I'm not a health professional, this is the information that I've come to know about during normal day to day life. Please consult a qualified professional before making any decision.

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