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Vitamins/Microminera

chemistry vitamins + microminerals

QuestionAnswer
Vitamin A(retinol) Function: Assists Vision & viral/bacterial infectionsDeficency Syndrome: Night Blindness
Vitamin D(calciferol) Function: Incorporates calcium into bodyDeficiency Syndrome: Weak bones
Vitamin E(tocopherol) Function: Free radical scavenger, helps maintain circulatory and nervous systemsDeficiency Syndrome: Diminished hemoglobin
Vitamin K(phylloquinone) Function: Helps ability to form blood clotsDeficiency Syndrome: Abnormal bleeding
B vitamins Function: Coenzymes in biochemical reactions for growth and energy productionDeficiency Syndrome: Various nerve and skin disorders, anemia
Vitamin C(ascorbic acid) Function: Assists in inhibiting bacterial and viral infectionsDeficiency Syndrome: Scurvy
Sodium (Na+) Some Functions: Transportation of molecules across cell membrane, nerve functions.Deficiency Syndrome: Muscle crams, reduced appetite
Potassium (K+) Some Functions: Transportation of molecules across cell membrane, nerve functions.Deficiency Syndrome: Muscular weakness, paralysis, nausea, heart failure
Calcium (Ca2+) Some Fuctions: Bone and tooth formation, nerve and muscle function.Deficiency Syndrome: Retarded growth, possibly loss of bone mass
Magnesium (Mg2+) Some Functions: Enzyme functionsDeficiency Syndrome: Nervous system disturbences
Chlorine (Cl-) Some Functions: Transportation of molecules across cell membrane, digestive fluid, nerve function.Deficiency Syndrome: Muscle crams, reduced appetite
Phosphorus (H2PO4-) Some Functions: Bone and tooth formation, nucleotide synthesis.Deficiency Syndrome: Weakness, calcium loss
Sulfur (SO42-) Some Functions: Amino acid componentDeficiency Syndrome: Protein deficiency
Created by: knuckles500