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January 19, 2020

Vitamin C is vital for the immune system, connective tissue, heart and blood vessel health, among many other important roles.

Humans cannot produce "ascorbate" or "vitamin C" in our livers like other mammals do.  It's a genetic condition known as hypoascorbemia. Animals...

December 17, 2019

Folate and folic acid are different forms of vitamin B9.  Folate is the naturally occurring form, while folic acid is the synthetic form.  B9 is a water-soluble vitamin that is part of the B vitamin family.

Vitamin B9 is essential for human growth and development,...

November 18, 2019

Vitamin B12, otherwise known as cobalamin, is an essential water-soluble vitamin that is commonly found in a variety of foods such as fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, and dairy products. B12 is bound to the protein in food and our stomach acid releases it during digestion....

October 16, 2019

Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine, helps the body turn food into energy.  Since B vitamins are water soluble, the body can easily run out of B6, so it is important to consume foods that contain it.  Some of the best sources of B6 include brewer's yeast, wheat bran, wh...

September 16, 2019

Vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin.  It is an essential nutrient, meaning it is required from our diets because our bodies cannot make it. It is required to synthesize coenzyme-A (CoA) which is needed for energy metabolism, as well as...

August 15, 2019

Niacin (nicotinic acid or vitamin B3) is a water soluble vitamin and is used by your body to turn food into energy. Niacin also helps keep your nervous system, digestive system, skin, hair and eyes healthy.

Niacinamide can be made from niacin in the body.  Niacin is con...

July 15, 2019

Vitamin B2 is also referred to as riboflavin. It is a water-soluble vitamin that is flushed out of the body daily, so it must be restored each day. The best way to get this vitamin is by eating foods that are rich in riboflavin such as eggs, nuts, dairy products, meats...

June 16, 2019

Vitamin B1 is also referred to as thiamine.  It is found in many foods including yeast, grains, beans, nuts, and meat. It is often used in combination with other B vitamins.  Vitamin B complexes generally include vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin...

May 22, 2019

There are two dietary forms of vitamin A, retinol and beta carotene.  Retinol is fat soluble and is found in animal products, such as fish liver oils, liver, eggs, butter, cheese and milk.  Beta carotene is a water-soluble “precursor” to vitamin A and is found in plant...

April 18, 2019

By Amanda Åkesson -

Medical review by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD in Climate change, Environment / Animal Protection

Our health is directly affected and dependent upon the health of our planet.  That is why it is so important to support responsible and restorativ...

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