Vitamins and minerals chart

 
Here is a list of the most commonly used supplements available at your local health food store. See the directory for listings. Other supplements for more specific purposes can be found there also.  
 
Vitamin Approx. Dose Used for:  
(Consult your physician before using)
A (Beta-Carotene) 10,000 IU An antioxidant used for skin, eyes, teeth and bones.
B Complex   All B vitamins are taken as a group, hence, B complex.
B1 (Thiamine) 50 mg For nervous system, body growth and body metabolism
B2 (Riboflavin) 50 mg Aids in the formation of red blood cells and antibodies. And for metabolism.
B3 (Niacin) 100 mg Aids in maintaining good skin and digestive system.
B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 100 mg Helps with stress, aids in the release of energy from fats and carbohydrates.
B6 (Pyridoxine) 50 mcg Helps balance sodium & phosphorus. Aids in formation of antibodies.
B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 200 mcg Aids in formation of blood cells, helps metabolism and nervous system.
Biotin 200 mcg Aids in the utilization of other vitamins.
Choline 100 mg Helps in nerve transmission, liver and gallbladder function.
Folic Acid 400 mcg Aids the brain function and for normal cell division.
Inositol 150 mg Is a necessary component it hair growth.
PABA ( Para- Aminobenzoic Acid) 25 mg Protects the skin against sunburn. Needed for hair color, and blood formation.
C ( Ascorbic Acid) 2,000 mg An antioxidant, heals wounds, tissue, bone repair, helps resist infections.
 D 400 IU Required for the body to absorb calcium & phosphorus. Helps nervous system.
 E 500 IU Prevents cancer and cardiovascular disease. An antioxidant helps blood clotting.
 K 100 mcg Necessary for normal blood clotting.
Bioflavinoids 400 mcg Helps strengthen capillaries and aids in absorption of vitamin C.
Coenzyme Q10 25 mg Aids in the effectiveness of the immune system.
 
 
Mineral Approx. dose Used for:        (Consult your physician before using)
Calcium 1,500 mg For bones & teeth, nervous system & muscle action.
Chromium 100 mcg Increases effectiveness of insulin, used in metabolism.
Copper 2 mg Formation of blood cells, works with Vit. C in healing process.
Iodine 130 mcg Helps regulate metabolism.
Iron 18 mg Used in the production of blood, works in the immune system.
Magnesium 400 mg Acts as a catalyst in utilization of carbohydrates, fat, protein & other minerals.
Manganese 3 mg For skeletal development & sex hormone production.
Molybdenum 25 mcg Helps iron transport from liver, promotes normal cell function.
Potassium 200 mg Necessary for heart muscle function, kidneys & nervous system.
Selenium 200 mcg Works with E to promote antibodies. Keeps tissue and artery elasticity.
Zinc 25 mg Aids in healing process, used by prostate gland & immune system.
 

 

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