Vitamin C functions in two important ways. First, it is a powerful antioxidant working to scrub our cell membranes of metabolic rust. Second, it is a potent cofactor in the metabolic synthesis of essential substances like collagen, carnitine and catecholamines.
This is Dr. Jim for Be Healthy! Be Happy! and today I'm talking about vitamin E! Vitamin E works as an important antioxidant. Antioxidant you ask? You're right it's kind of a big word and a tough concept. Here's how I explain it.
Vitamin D functions to balance calcium and phosphorus metabolism to ensure the development and maintenance of healthy bones. It is also been shown to be important in the regulation of blood pressure, insulin secretion and immune function.
Vitamin A works to ensure proper eyesight, gene expression, immunity, and prenatal development as well as red blood cell production. Deficiency leads to blindness, susceptibility to infectious diseases, anemia and thyroid dysfunction.