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Coenzyme Q10—Good For the Heart and Much More

Coenzyme Q10—Good For the Heart and Much More

Over the years, coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10 for short, has become increasingly popular as a supplement.

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Ester-C: How This Gentle Form of Vitamin C Can Help Our Health

Ester-C: How This Gentle Form of Vitamin C Can Help Our Health

If the vitamins all got together for a party, vitamin C would probably win the award for “most popular vitamin” and “best known nutrient.”

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Thiamine—All About This Important Nutrient

Thiamine—All About This Important Nutrient

Vitamin B1 is a water-soluble nutrient, which means it does not store up in the body and needs to be replenished.

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Riboflavin—Why We Need This Key Nutrient

Riboflavin—Why We Need This Key Nutrient

Vitamin B2 or riboflavin is also crucial for eye health; adequate levels can help ward off eye fatigue and it has even been linked to both treating and preventing cataracts.

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Niacin—From Lowered Cholesterol to Good Digestion, Why This Nutrient is a Winner

Niacin—From Lowered Cholesterol to Good Digestion, Why This Nutrient is a Winner

Vitamin B3 is required for many different tasks in the body, from helping to metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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Pantothenic Acid—All About “The Anti-Stress Vitamin”

Pantothenic Acid—All About “The Anti-Stress Vitamin”

Pantothenic Acid or vitamin B5 got this nickname because has been shown to help boost the immune system and improve our ability to deal with and withstand stressful situations.

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble antioxidant that protects your cells against damaging free radicals and plays other vital roles in the body.

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Biotin—a Friend of Healthy Hair, Skin and Fingernails

Biotin—a Friend of Healthy Hair, Skin and Fingernails

Biotin is probably best known for its role in promoting healthy hair, skin and nails. Some men have found that taking 100 mg a day of biotin may prevent hair loss.

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