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Nutrient Guide

Nutrient Guide

Nutrients

Vitamin A

Vitamin A helps support healthy vision, teeth, and skin. It also helps in the normal development of cells and bones. The best sources for vitamin A are in dairy products, such as milk and cheese as well as in eggs, liver, fish, most nuts and in fruits and vegetables such as carrots, yams, tomatoes, blackberries, avocados, pumpkins, sweet potato, carrots, apricots, raw spinach, mango, oatmeal, broccoli, peas, bell pepper, peaches, papaya.

Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2 helps support healthy vision, teeth, and skin. It also helps in the normal development of cells and bones. The best sources for vitamin A are in dairy products, such as milk and cheese as well as in eggs, liver, fish, most nuts and in fruits and vegetables such as carrots, yams, tomatoes, blackberries, avocados, pumpkins, sweet potato, carrots, apricots, raw spinach, mango, oatmeal, broccoli, peas, bell pepper, peaches, papaya.

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) is needed to form fat from carbohydrates. It supports healthy cholesterol levels and is important for protein, fat and carbohydrate breakdown. It promotes a healthy digestive system and Niacin can be found in meat, liver, Milk, Rice and wheat, Fortified bread and cereal, Sunflower seeds and almonds, Fish and prawns, chicken breast, soy sauce, mushrooms. Fruits like mangoes and peaches are also good food sources of vitamin B3. Asparagus, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, mustard greens, and squash are valuable vitamin B3-rich foods. Green beans, broccoli, and potatoes are also excellent sources of vitamin B3.

Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 helps the body metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats, as well as assisting in normal growth and development. It is also useful in the development of a healthy nervous system. The best sources for vitamin B5 are lean meats, whole grain products, fish, dairy products such as milk and blue cheese. It can also be found in avocados, bananas, broccoli, collard greens, eggs, peas and legumes.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 helps support healthy immune, cardiovascular and nervous systems. Vitamin B6 is also important for promoting normal nerve and muscle cell functions. The best sources for Vitamin B6 are in meats such as beef, liver, chicken and ham, as well as in avocados, bananas, cereals, leafy vegetables and sunflower seeds. It can also be found in salmon, shrimp and tuna. Biotin supports general health as well as growth and development, including nerves, bones, blood cells, hair and skin. Biotin can be found in nuts, whole grains, dairy and meat.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C promotes healthy teeth and gums and supports the healing process of wounds, burns and broken bones. It does this by assisting collagen formation and tissue repair. Vitamin C also improves the absorption of folic acid, calcium and iron and supports healthy blood vessels. Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruits and vegetables, such as broccoli.

Calcium

Calcium helps to support the growth and maintenance of healthy bones.* The best sources for calcium are in dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese, as well as in broccoli, turnip greens, nuts, kelp, caviar, sardines and tofu.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is used by the body to help with absorption of calcium and phosphorus to assist in the normal growth and maintenance of bones. It also helps to maintain a healthy immune and nervous system. The best sources for vitamin D are in fortified milk, egg yolks, fatty fish, liver, mushrooms and by the body as a response to sunlight exposure.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E – an antioxidant and a fat-soluble vitamin – is necessary for tissue repair. It promotes normal blood clotting and healing, which helps to reduce scarring from some wounds. Vitamin E can be found in nuts and vegetables.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that assists in normal blood clotting. It also helps the body maintain normal blood calcium levels and supports normal bone formation and repair. Vitamin K is found in dark green leafy vegetable such as spinach, broccoli and kale, as well as nuts (pine, cashews, chestnuts and hazelnuts) and liver. While none of our products contain iron it is an essential mineral and an important component in oxygen transport and metabolism. The body stores about 15% of iron for future needs and uses it when dietary intake is inadequate. The best sources for Iron are seafood, red meats, whole grains and eggs.

Folic Acid

Folic Acid (Folate) helps support normal growth and development and helps maintain the proper function of the nervous system, intestinal tract and red blood cells. Folate can be found in vegetables and beans. Iodine helps support normal thyroid function, cell function and helps maintain healthy skin, nails and Iodine can be found in seafood, nuts and seeds..

Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids: They are necessary for human health but the body can' t make them - you have to get them through food. Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), omega-3 fatty acids may play a role in brain health as well as normal growth and development. The best sources of Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, other seafood including algae and krill, some plants and nut oils like flax seeds and chia seeds.

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