Nutrient Glossary

Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps to support the normal function of the immune system and contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Vitamin B1

Also known as thiamine, it was the first of the B vitamins to be discovered and contributes to many bodily functions such as the proper functioning of the nervous system and the heart. It also helps produce energy from the food you eat.

Vitamin B2

Also known as riboflavin, helps to release the energy from the food that you eat and contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 contributes to normal protein metabolism as well as to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. It also helps to support the normal function of the immune system.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is actually a hormone produced by the body in response to direct exposure of skin to ultraviolet B rays from the sun, although we can also obtain it from limited dietary sources. Vitamin D is required for the normal absorption of calcium and phosphorous and also contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, teeth and muscle function.

Folic Acid

Folic acid contributes to the normal function of the immune system, as well as helping to get energy out of the food you eat.

Niacin (NE)

Also known as vitamin B3, it helps with the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Like most other B vitamins, niacin also helps to release energy from the food you eat.

Pantothenic Acid

Also known as vitamin B5, it not only contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, but also contributes to normal mental performance.

Potassium

Potassium works with sodium to help allow for normal muscle contraction (including the heart), communication between nerve cells and normal fluid balance. It also helps maintain normal blood pressure.

Calcium

Calcium is a mineral that helps to get the energy out of the food you eat, and contributes to normal muscle function.

Magnesium

Magnesium contributes to electrolyte balance and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Manganese

Manganese contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress (which means that it is an antioxidant), as well as helping to release energy from the food you eat.

Chromium

Chromium helps maintain normal blood glucose levels and contributes to energy release from the food you eat.

Zinc

Zinc helps to support the normal function of the immune system, as well as contributing to normal cognitive function.