What Exactly Do Vitamins and Minerals Do?

Vitamin A (retinol)

Vitamin A Food Sources – Information about the importance of vitamin A from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Vitamin A Dosage – Get the correct amount of vitamin A.

Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

Vitamin B1 Safety Concerns – Possible interactions when taking a thiamine supplement.
Vitamin B1 Overview – Information from the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)

Riboflavin Uses – The benefits of riboflavin, along with the uses and side effects.
Vitamin B2 – Exploring the health benefits.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

Vitamin B6 – Important information from Mayo Clinic.
Vitamin B6 and Birth Control – Why women taking birth control need to take a Vitamin B-complex supplement.

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin)

Vitamin B12 and a Vegan Diet – Importance of this vitamin for vegans.
Vitamin B12 Supplement Information- Uses, side effects, and dosing of vitamin B12.

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

New Vitamin C Benefits – Newly discovered vitamin C benefits from Life Extension magazine.
Vitamin C Sources – Foods that have more vitamin C than the average orange.

Vitamin D

Importance of Vitamin D – Information from Medical News Today.
Benefits of Vitamin D – Why your diet needs this vitamin.

Vitamin E (tocopherol)

Vitamin E Fact Sheet – Information from the National Institutes of Health.
Uses and Side Effects – Information about Vitamin E.

Folic Acid

Folic Acid Essentials –Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Folic Acid and Pregnancy –m How folic acid helps with the development of unborn babies.

Calcium

Calcium-Rich Foods – How you can get enough calcium in your diet
Calcium Supplements – Exploring calcium from food vs. calcium supplements.

Iron

Importance of Iron – What you need to know about how iron impacts your overall health.
Top Benefits of Iron –Information from Newsmax about why your body needs iron.

Magnesium

Magnesium Fact Sheet – Information for health professionals from the National Institutes of Health.
Magnesium Deficiency – Important symptoms to be aware of regarding magnesium deficiencies.

Zinc

What is Zinc? – Exploring the uses and benefits of zinc.
Health Benefits of Zinc – Information from the International Zinc Association.