Our bodies require many nutrients to stay healthy. But with today’s hectic lifestyle, we may not be getting enough of these nutrients from the foods we eat. That’s where vitamin and mineral supplements can help*! Below is a chart to help guide you with your selection.
(RDI 5,000 I.U.)
|For healthy glands, hair, bone growth and vision. Helps fight infection. Antioxidant.||Fish liver oil, liver, dairy products. Green and yellow vegetables are natural sources of beta carotene|
RDI 1.5 mg
|Growth, appetite, digestion, energy production, carbohydrate, metabolism. Muscle tone.||Green vegetables, corn, potatoes, oats, rice, plums, raisings, nuts, yeast, ham|
RDI 1.7 mg
|For good skin, hair, vision, and fetus development. Helps oxidation reduction systems.||Liver, cheese, milk, eggs, avocados, green & yellow vegetables, grains, nuts|
RDI 20 mg
|Helps carbohydrate metabolism, fat synthesis, digestive & nervous systems.||Liver, beef, fowl, fish, avocados, cheese, grains, nuts, prunes, potatoes|
RDI 10 mg
|Helps protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Important for healthy skin and digestion.||Beef, chicken, liver, eggs, salmon, clams, royal jelly, rice, avocados, grains, nuts|
RDI 2 mg
|Helps protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Essential for red blood cells, nerve tissue and antibodies.||Beef, chicken, liver, fish, bananas, green vegetables, grains, tomatoes, nuts|
RDI 6 mcg
|Essential for function of all body cells, nerve cells, brain cells, and protein / fat synthesis.||Beef, liver, egg yolks, crab, clams, sardines, salmon, oysters, herring|
RDI 60 mg
|Growth, wound-healing, bone, cartilage and tooth formation, collagen synthesis, iron absorption. Antioxidant.||Citrus fruits, strawberries, tomatoes, horseradish, cabbage, green vegetables|
RDI 400 I.U.
|Essential for bones, teeth, body tissue, and cartilage. Prevents rickets. Helps the heart, nervous system & blood-clotting.||Fish liver oils, egg yokes, butter, milk, tuna, mackerel, herring, sardines, sunlight|
RDI 30 I.U.
|Important for, maintaining, skin collagen, cardiac & skeletal health,muscle metabolism. Antioxidant.||Vegetable oils, legumes, grains, green vegetables, nuts, seeds, cabbage, yeast|
RDI 400 mcg
|Essential for red blood cells, amino acid metabolism, synthesis of choline and nucleic acid. Part of B-complex.||Liver, grains, nuts, yeast, green leafy vegetables, dry legumes|
RDI 300 mcg
|Important for growth, skin, hair, nerves, bone marrow, oil glands. Helps to metabolize fats, proteins & carbohydrates.||Beef, liver, royal jelly, nuts, eggs, chicken, soybeans, sardines, yeast, milk|
RDI 80 mcg
|Helps blood-clotting, growth, electron transport mechanisms.||Liver, egg yolks, soybeans, tomatoes, strawberries, cabbage, spinach, potatoes|
RDI 1,000 mg
|Helps bone and tooth formation, muscle tone, blood clotting, absorption of B-12.||Milk, dairy products, green vegetables, beans, shellfish|
RDI 120 mcg
|Essential to energy & insulin metabolism, fatty acid & cholesterol synthesis.||Corn oil, meats, yeast, grains, cheese, beer|
RDI 2 mg
|Helps bone growth, iron utilization, skin elastin, collagen and melanin pigmentation.||Liver, shellfish, nuts, cocoa, dry beans|
RDI 150 mcg
|Helps regulate your metabolism. Important for proper function of the thyroid gland.||Shellfish, seaweed, cod liver oil, milk, cheese, iodized salt|
|Essential to blood, increases resistance to disease & stress. Helps muscle function.||Liver, meats, eggs, nuts, green vegetables, grains, dried fruit|
RDI 400 mg
|Essential for healthy bones, nerves, muscles, regulation of body temperature & energy.||Green vegetables, milk, beans, meat, eggs, grains, figs, apples|
RDI 2 mg
|Helps cholesterol, fat and carbohydrate synthesis, reproductive organs & enzymes.||Green vegetables, milk, beans, meat, eggs, grains, figs, apples|
RDI 1,000 mg
|Important for producing energy, growth, healthy kidneys, muscles & nerve impulses.||Liver, meats, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese, milk, nuts, beans, grains|
RDI 70 mcg
|Helps regulate various metabolic processes and vitamin E utilization. Antioxidant.||Seafood, meat, broccoli, onions, tomatoes, yeast, corn oil|
RDI 15 mg
|Essential to insulin, wound-healing, tissue growth, reproductive organs, healthy blood.||Shellfish, liver, poultry, nuts, eggs, grains, green vegetables|
*Consult with your doctor prior to beginning any diet, supplement or exercise program. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
* Consultation with the pharmacist is not be be deemed in place of or equal to to a thorough review and check by your physician. Nothing herein is intended to replace or influence the independent judgement of any licensed professional. Nothing herein is intended to replace or influence the independent judgement of any licensed professional.
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