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Vitamin B5

VITAMIN B5 – USES, BENEFITS, SOURCES AND DOSAGE It is water soluble vitamin. It is also a member of vitamin B family which helps to convert food into energy in the body. Vitamin B5 is found in many natural food sources. Actual meaning of Pantothenic is “from everywhere” because it found in so many food or natural sources. It is present in all living cells and it plays an important role in metabolism where it acts as part of the

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Vitamin K

Vitamin K – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage It is a fat soluble vitamin. It plays an important role in blood clotting. It has also important role in protection of heart and keeps the bones strong. Sometimes it is referred as “the forgotten vitamin” because major benefits are overlooked. Typically it is not a dietary supplement, actually it is a group of compounds. Types of Vitamin K There are three types of vitamin K which are given below: 1. Vitamin

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Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage It is also called Pyridoxine. It is water soluble vitamin. It is involved in the process of formation of serotonin and norepinephrine, these act as neurotransmitters that transmit signals to brain. It is also involved in formation of myelin which is a protein layer around nerve cells. Sources of Vitamin B6 Vegetables such as carrots, spinach, peas and potatoes Milk, cheese, eggs, fish liver, meat and flour Cereal grains Legumes Banana Deficiency

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Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage It is commonly known as Cynocobalamines. It is water soluble vitamin. As the name indicates it is the important part of vitamin B complex which is involved in various biological processes. It is one of the most important nutrient for proper physical as well as mental and emotional health. It plays important role in various biological processes such as red blood cell formation, neurological functions and DNA synthesis. It is the only

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Amino Acids

Amino Acids – Uses, Benefits and Sources Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and very important part of human body. Proteins are formed of hundreds of smaller units named as amino acids which are attached to one another by peptide bonds. There are 20 different amino acids in which nine are essential and 11 are non essential. All the 20 amino acids are required by the body in different concentrations for healthy functioning of body. Types of Amino

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Copper

Copper – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage Copper is the essential metallic element present in all tissues. Copper along with amino acids, vitamins as well as fatty acids are important for normal metabolic processes. Copper is considered as the 3rd most prevailing mineral in our body. It helps in the healthy metabolism thus important for body growth and development. It is mandatory for peptide formation, neurotransmitter biosynthesis, cellular respiration, and connective tissue strength and pigment formation. Copper acts as the

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Chromium

Chromium – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage Chromium is also considered as “essential trace element” because the very small quantities of chromium are important for our good health. Chromium exists in the two forms: Trivalent chromium Hexavalents chromium. One form is found in foods and supplements which is safe for humans where as the 2nd form is toxic which can cause the lung cancer and skin problems. Benefits of Chromium It helps to metabolize carbohydrates. It also monitors the blood

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Magnesium

Magnesium – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage Magnesium plays the vital role in the generation of ATP in our body. It also plays the role of enzyme co factors and supposed to regulate more than 300 biochemical reaction in the body. Magnesium comes under the category of macro minerals so unlike the other trace elements it is required in the large amounts. Magnesium is considered as the second most abundant element in the human cells. It is responsible to perform

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Zinc

Zinc – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage Zinc is also in the list of essential minerals which is required by the body. Zinc plays an important role for the healthy functioning of our body. It is found in the every single cell of body like in our bones, kidneys, Red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), liver and pancreas. Zinc plays vital role in the functioning of more than 300 hormones and numerous enzymes in body. Zinc is also

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Iodine

Iodine – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage Iodine is natural occurring nutrient in the body which plays important role in body. It is important for growth and development. It is essential for the regulation of thyroid hormone which plays role in basic metabolic rate. Importance of Iodine Iodine is very important precursor for thyroid hormones. The receptors for iodine is present throughout the body which regulate the cellular metabolism like nutrition into cells and helps to remove toxins from cells.

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