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List of Vitamins and Their Functions

List of Vitamins and Their Functions

With today's processed foods, do we really need to take multivitamin pills for good health? Enthusiasm for enormous quantities of vitamins is sweeping the Western world. Instead of taking the normally accepted amounts of vital vitamins each day, exponents of "multivitamin therapy" consume hundreds of times the daily recommended allowance. For example, instead of finding an orange (which contains about 60mg of vitamin C) adequate for their daily needs, they will consume anywhere from 1,000 to 15,000mg a day. Taking massive doses may be a disadvantage. But, the daily intake of sensible amounts of vitamins is essential for good health.…
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