The A-Z Of Vital Ingredients

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Betacarotene

Betacarotene is a precursor to retinol or vitamin A, it is often referred to as a provitamin A carotenoid. The amount of betacarotene converted to vitamin A depends on…

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Bioflavonoids

Bioflavonoids are a group of substances also known as flavonoids. They are found in plant pigments in every vascular plant and give flowers and foods their yellow, orange…

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Biotin

Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin and a member of the vitamin B complex. It is often referred to as vitamin H, coenzyme R and also the ‘beauty’ vitamin. Biotin…

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Choline

Choline, although not technically a vitamin, is an essential nutrient and is sometimes included in the vitamin B complex. Choline is a primary component of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter…

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Folic acid

Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin also known as folate. It is essential for healthy cell production and replication of genetic material, so is especially important during the…

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Inositol

Inositol is considered a non-essential nutrient since it can be synthesised in your digestive system by good bacteria. It works closely with choline and combines with it to…

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. There are different forms of vitamin A including retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, and retinyl ester, which are collectively referred to as ‘retinoids’….

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Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 is a water-soluble vitamin also referred to as thiamine. It is part of the B complex group and essential for normal metabolism, cardiovascular and nervous system…

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Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin also known as cyanocobalamin. It is very important in new cell synthesis, maintenance of nerve forms and works closely with folate to…

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Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin also known as riboflavin. It is part of the B complex group and supports vision and skin health. Why you may need…

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Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 is a water-soluble vitamin also known as niacin. The name ‘niacin’ specifically refers to ‘nicotinic acid’, but it also is used to collectively describe nicotinic acid…

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Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 is a water-soluble vitamin also known as pantothenic acid or calcium pantothenate. It is important for the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, production of neurotransmitters,…

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Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin also known as pyridoxal-5-phosphate and pyridoxine hydrochloride. It is part of the B complex group and essential for carbohydrate, protein and lipid…

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin also known as ascorbic acid. In the 18th century the importance of fresh fruit and vegetables was acknowledged when it became apparent…

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and also known as vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Because vitamin D is so important in skeletal growth and strong…

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin E is available in natural (eg d alpha tocopherol) and synthetic (eg dl alpha tocopheryl acetate) forms. Natural vitamin E is…

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Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin. The form of vitamin K present in foods is phytomenadione (vitamin K1). The substances synthesised by bacteria in our digestive system are…

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