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Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and antioxidant that helps make connective tissues that hold muscles, bones, and other bodily tissues together. Vitamin C is needed for wound healing, bone and teeth formation, iron absorption, and proper immune system functioning. Since it is a water-soluble vitamin, it cannot be stored in the […]


Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble B vitamin. It is important in the production of genetic material and red blood cells and maintenance of the nervous system. Unlike other water-soluble vitamins, it can be stored in the body for long periods of time. How much do I […]


Vitamin B9 (Folate)

Folate is an essential water-soluble B vitamin that is required for synthesis of building blocks for proteins, DNA, and RNA. This makes folate necessary for development of all cells and tissues in the body—which is particularly important during pregnancy. Since it is a water-soluble vitamin, folate cannot be stored in […]