Each vitamin has specific role in how our body works. This is the reason why we encounter different diseases and conditions when we lack an essential vitamin in our diet. Here are the roles of some of the vitamins and minerals.
- Vitamin A: Promotes skeletal growth; normal tooth structure; healthy skin, eyes, hair; good eyesight.
- Vitamin D: Promotes bone and tooth development; helps in utilization of phosphorus and calcium; keeps nervous system healthy; prevents rickets.
- Vitamin E: Strengthens capillary walls; regulates menstrual rhythm; prevents loss of other vitamins; helps healthy blood flow to the heart; lowers blood cholesterol; regulates protein and calcium metabolism.
- Vitamin C: Vital to the formation of collagen; needed for absorption of iron in the body; aids in metabolism of amino acids; prevents infections, colds, fatigue and stress.