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Multi-Vitamins
Prenatal Vitamins
Vitamin A
Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin, Benfotiamine)
Vitamin B12 / B-12
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine / P5P)
Vitamin C
Vitamin D3
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Vitamins for Hair, Skin, Teeth & Nails
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Country Life
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Earth's Bounty
Ecological Formulas
Enzymatic Therapy
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Fairhaven Health
Frankincense & Myrrh
Frownies
G&G Vitamins
GI ProHealth
Garden of Life
Geronova Research
Good Health Naturally
Health Products Distributors
HealthForce Nutritionals
Heritage Store
Higher Nature
Holistic Health International LLC
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Jarrow Formulas
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Vitamins

Vitamins keep us healthy and all are essential. But what do they do, and why do we need them?

What?
Vitamins are compounds required by our bodies to work properly. The majority cannot be made in the body so we have to get them from our diet. There are 13 vitamins and they are also termed micronutrients because we only need them in small quantities.

Why?
Without them, our bodies wouldn’t be able to perform critical tasks including converting food into energy, building and maintaining bone health, teeth, muscle, skin, blood and hair health, and keeping our brain, eyes, nervous and immune systems in good working order.

Many vitamins work in synergy with other nutrients; Vitamin C helps us to absorb iron from plant foods, while Vitamin D helps us absorb calcium. A, C and E all have an antioxidant effect, which means they help protect our cells from damage caused by free-radicals.

A Vitamin will fall into one of two groups, water-soluble or fat-soluble.  Fat-soluble Vitamins A, D, E and K can be stored in our liver and fatty tissues. This means we don’t need to consume them every day but there is a risk that they can build up in the body, which may be harmful.

Water-soluble Vitamins C or the eight B vitamins: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, folate and B12, cannot be stored, so we get rid of any excess through our urine.

Luckily, water-soluble vitamins, which we need to continue regular intake, are found in plenty of different foods.

Besides oranges, Vitamin C can be found in broccoli, strawberries, red and green peppers, sprouts and even potatoes! B vitamins can be found from wholegrain foods, fortified cereals, rice, oats, liver, meat, fish, dairy products, eggs, potatoes, broccoli, spinach, soya beans and pulses.

Vitamin D is slightly different to other micronutrients, we can create it in our bodies through exposure to sunlight but in the UK, this is only possible from April to October.  In the winter, the angle of the sun’s UV rays is lower, which means Vitamin D cannot be created. Food sources of Vitamin D include fortified cereals, meat, oily fish, eggs and fat spreads.

Categories
Multi-Vitamins
Prenatal Vitamins
Vitamin A
Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin, Benfotiamine)
Vitamin B12 / B-12
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine / P5P)
Vitamin C
Vitamin D3
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Vitamins for Hair, Skin, Teeth & Nails
Brands
A.C. Grace Company
AOR
Allimax International Ltd
Autism Coach
Avalon Organics
Barlow Herbals
BetterYou Healthcare
Bio-Tech
BioCare
BioRay
Biogenesis
Biotics Research
BodyBio
Buried Treasure
Canxida
Carlson
Country Life
Davinci Labs
Designs for Health
Deva
Doctor's Best
Douglas Labs
Dr Mercola
Earth's Bounty
Ecological Formulas
Enzymatic Therapy
Epigenar
Fairhaven Health
Frankincense & Myrrh
Frownies
G&G Vitamins
GI ProHealth
Garden of Life
Geronova Research
Good Health Naturally
Health Products Distributors
HealthForce Nutritionals
Heritage Store
Higher Nature
Holistic Health International LLC
Igennus
Irwin Naturals
Jarrow Formulas
Jigsaw Health
Kirkman Laboratories
Klaire Labs
Lamberts
Lidtke
Life Extension
Lipolife
MRM
Metabolic Maintenance
Metabolics
Mushroom Wisdom
Natrol
Natura
Natural Factors
Nature's Aid
Nature's Answer
Nature's Bounty
Nature's Life
Nature's Plus
Natures Plus
Natures Way
Neuro Biologix
New Beginnings
Nordic Naturals
Now Foods
NuMedica
Nucleotide Nutrition
Nutri Advanced
NutriBiotic
Nutricology
Nutriscript
Olympian Labs
Paradise Herbs
Perque
PharmaNord
ProHealth
Proper Nutrition
Pure Encapsulations
Quicksilver
Readisorb
Researched Nutritionals
Results RNA
Seeking Health
Simplesa
Solaray
Solgar
Source Naturals
Stridex
Superior Source
The Grandpa Soap Co
The Synergy Company
Thorne
Toxaprevent
Xtendlife
ecoNugenics
i-vit
imuno
whytheface
xymogen
Allergen Information
Alcohol Free
Allergen Free
Barley Free
Casein Free
Contains Egg
Contains Fish
Contains Gluten
Contains Soy
Contains Tree Nuts
Contains corn
Corn Free
Crustacean Free
Dairy Free
Egg Free
Fish Free
Gluten Free
Halal
Hydroquinone Free
Kosher
Lactose Free
Milk Free
No Artifical Colours
No Artifical Preservatives
No Artificial Flavours
No Sulfates
No artificial sweeteners, flavours, colours or preservatives.
Non GMO
Nut Free
Organic
Paleo
Paraben Free
Peanut Free
Preservative Free
Raw
Salt Free
Shellfish Free
Sodium Free
Soy Free
Sugar Free
Tree Nut Free
Vegan
Vegetarian
Wheat Free
Yeast Free
Tags
Get Ready for Winter

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