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VITAMIN A
-Prevents night blindness
-Promotes healthy function
-Keeps skin, hair, and nails healthy
-Helps ward off bacterial infection
VITAMIN B6
-Helps form red blood cells
-Promotes proper nerve function
-Metabolizes carbohydrates and protein
VITAMIN B12
-Promotes proper nerve function
-Helps form red blood cells
-Builds genetic material
VITAMIN C
-Promotes healing of cuts and wounds
-Helps resist infection
-Keeps gums healthy
-Strengthens blood vessel walls
VITAMIN E
-Helps form red blood cells, muscles, and other tissues
-Antioxidant-which helps prevent (oxidation) the cells and fiber in the tissues from being destroyed.
FOLIC ACID
-Helps form red blood cells
-Important in growth and development
-Helps prevent birth defects
CALCIUM
-Helps build strong bones and teeth
-Involved in muscle contractions and nerve
functions
CHROMIUM
-Works with insulin for proper glucose metabolism
IRON
-Helps carry oxygen to body tissues including
muscle
PHOSPHORUS
-Works with calcium to build and maintain bones
and teeth
-Helps convert food to energy
POTASSIUM
-Vital for muscle contractions amd nerve
transmission
-Important for heart and kidney function
-Helps regulate fluid balance and blood pressure
ZINC
-Important in function of many enzymes(proteins)
-Helps wounds heal