Interesting Facts about Vitamins

November 17, 2009 | In: Medical facts

Vitamin A was given the first letter of the alphabet, as it was the first to be discovered.

Vitamin C It helps slow down or prevent cell damage. Vitamin C is an antioxidant but is also vital for the production of collagen and enhances iron absorption.

The word “ascorbic,” as in ascorbic acid (the name for Vitamin C), means “no scurvy”.

Vitamin B6 is found in a wide variety of foods including fortified cereals, beans, meat, poultry, fish, and some fruits and vegetables.

Vitamin D (Ergosterol) helps to build bones and teeth, strengthens the nervous system, and assists in normal blood clotting.

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, neutralizing cell-damaging free radicals in the body.

Vitamin E also protects the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light.

It has been proven that cancer is a deficiency disease caused by the lack of Vitamin B17 (Laetrile).

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