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What Are the Benefits of Vitamin and Mineral Supplements? Topic Guide

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Vitamin and Mineral Supplements:

Minerals and vitamins are nutrients that help facilitate essential bodily functions. There are two types of vitamins: fat-soluble and water-soluble. The symptoms and signs of deficiency depend upon the vitamin or mineral. While excesses of water-soluble vitamins may be excreted in sweat and urine, fat-soluble vitamins can't easily be excreted.

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vitamin A, D, and E (topical) Vitamin A, D, And E (topical)

Vitamins A, D, and E topical (for the skin) is a skin protectant. It works by moisturizing and sealing the skin, and aids in skin healing...learn more »

multivitamins and minerals Multivitamins And Minerals

This medicine is a combination of many different vitamins and minerals that are normally found in foods and other natural sources...learn more »

multivitamin with iron Multivitamin With Iron

Multivitamins are a combination of many different vitamins that are normally found in foods and other natural sources...learn more »

multivitamin Multivitamin

Multivitamins are a combination of many different vitamins that are normally found in foods and other natural sources...learn more »

calcium and vitamin D combination Calcium And Vitamin D Combination

Calcium is a mineral that is necessary for many functions of the body, especially bone formation and maintenance. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium./...learn more »

thiamine (vitamin B1) Thiamine (vitamin B1)

Thiamine is vitamin B1. Thiamine is found in foods such as cereals, whole grains, meat, nuts, beans, and peas. Thiamine is important in the breakdown of ca...learn more »

cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3)

Cholecalciferol is vitamin D3. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium...learn more »

ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) Ergocalciferol (vitamin D2)

Ergocalciferol is vitamin D2. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium...learn more »

calcitriol (oral) Calcitriol (oral)

Calcitriol is vitamin D3. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium from the stomach...learn more »

ascorbic acid (vitamin C) Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C)

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) occurs naturally in foods such as citrus fruit, tomatoes, potatoes, and leafy vegetables. Vitamin C is important for bones and conn...learn more »

cyanocobalamin (injection) Cyanocobalamin (injection)

Cyanocobalamin is used to treat vitamin B12 deficiency in people with pernicious anemia and other conditions...learn more »

cyanocobalamin (oral) Cyanocobalamin (oral)

Cyanocobalamin is a man-made form of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is important for growth, cell reproduction, blood formation, and protein and tissue synthesis....learn more »

pyridoxine (vitamin B6) Pyridoxine (vitamin B6)

Pyridoxine is vitamin B6. Vitamins occur naturally in foods such as meat, poultry, nuts, whole grains, bananas, and avocados. Vitamin B6 is important for m...learn more »

riboflavin (vitamin B2) Riboflavin (vitamin B2)

Riboflavin is vitamin B2. Vitamins are naturally occurring substances necessary for many processes in the body. Riboflavin is important in the maintenance o...learn more »

vitamin E Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that occurs naturally in foods such as nuts, seeds, and leafy green vegetables. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin important for...learn more »

vitamin A Vitamin A

Vitamin A is found in foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, butter, fortified margarine, meat, liver, oily saltwater fish, grains, oils, carrots, squash, dark gr...learn more »