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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin and an antioxidant that plays a role in preventing cancers and helping eyes adjust to light changes. It is also important for bone growth, tooth development, reproduction, and regulation of the immune system. How much do I need? 700 micrograms per day for adult […]



Sodium is an important mineral and electrolyte and serves many functions in the body. It helps maintain water balance within cells and pH balance within blood. It is also involved in making sure nerve impulses and muscles function properly. Along with potassium, it plays a large role in regulating blood […]



Selenium is a trace mineral, so only a small amount is required to maintain good health. It is important for reproduction and synthesis of thyroid hormones and DNA. Selenium also helps to activate antioxidant enzymes that protect cells from damage by free radicals and infection. How much do I need? […]