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Vanadyl sulfate trace mineral which works like insulin to increase the amount of glucose and amino acids driven into the muscle.
Vege referring to an edible plant or part of a plant. Plant-based.
Visualization a variety of visual techniques used to treat disease based on inducing relaxation in the patient who actually wills away his disease. Also known as guided imagery.
Vitamin A a fat-soluble vitamin that promotes good vision; helps form and maintain healthy skin, teeth and skeletal and soft tissue; possibly increases resistance to infection.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) essential in metabolism; help cells convert carbohydrates into energy; necessary for healthy brain and nerve cells and heart function.
Vitamin B12 important for metabolism regulation and red blood cell production; helps maintain a healthy central nervous system.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) helps release energy from carbohydrates; interacts with other B vitamins and is essential for growth and for the production of red blood cells.
Vitamin B6 vital in the utilization of protein; helps with the formation of red blood cells and plays a role in synthesizing antibodies in the immune system.
Vitamin C antioxidant that performs a variety of roles in the body, helping to promote healthy gums and teeth, aids in mineral absorption, helps heal wounds. May provide a variety of other health benefits.
Vitamin D promotes absorption of calcium and helps maintain proper blood levels of calcium and phosphorus.
Vitamin E antioxidant that protects tissues from oxidation damage; helps in the formation of red blood cells and in the utilization of vitamin K.
Vitamin K vital to blood clotting; may help maintain strong bones with aging.
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