At a glance guide to vitamins and minerals

 

Vitamins

Vitamin A Retinol
Promotes healthy eyes, skin and growth. 
 
Vitamin B1 Thiamine
Helps release energy from food and is important for brain function and can stimulate the appetite and help relieve tiredness.
 
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin
Helps release energy from food and promotes growth and healthy skin, hair and nails. 
 
Vitamin B3 Niacin
For a healthy nervous and digestive system function.
 
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic acid
Helps energy production, healthy functioning of the nervous system, wound healing and stress reduction
 
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine
Vital for the immune system, hormone balance and healthy skin.
 
Vitamin B9 Folic acid
B9 Folic Acid is a vital vitamin for maintaining a healthy heart. Important in blood-cell formation and development of the brain and nerves in unborn babies.
 
Vitamin B12 Cobalamin
Helps red blood cells form and is vital to the health of nerve tissue.
 
Vitamin C Ascorbic acid
Important for iron absorption, skin, bones and teeth; helps maintain the immune system. 
 
Vitamin D Calciferol
Helps in bone and tooth formation and aids the absorption of calcium.
 
Vitamin E Tocopherol
For good skin and immune system. As an antioxidant, it protects against cell damage and helps with DNA repair.
 
Vitamin H Biotin
Helps with healthy skin and important in protein and energy production. 
 
Vitamin K Phytomenadionne
Helps the body form healthy bones and teeth and essential for blood clotting.
 
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Minerals

Calcium
Helps maintain healthy bones and teeth. 
 
Chromium
Helps to regulate the metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and fat. 
 
Copper
Helps the brain, muscles, development of blood cells, the immune system, iron absorption and nerve function.
 
Iodine
Helps regulate the body's energy production. 
 
Iron
Enables blood to carry oxygen around the body.
 
Magnesium
Helps with cell and energy production and healthy heart and liver function.
 
Manganese
Essential to many bodily processes: helps with the production of sex hormones, blood-clotting factors and antioxidant enzymes.
 
Phosphorus
Helps make energy available in the body.
 
Selenium
This powerful antioxidant helps protect against damage by free radicals and aids immune system functioning.
 
Zinc
Helps with immune system functioning, growth, wound healing and sperm health.
 
 
If you need further information regarding Vitamins, minerals and nutrition please visit our our Pharmacy Locator and ask your local Alphega pharmacist, for advice.
 
 
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