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David asks…

vitamins and minerals?

whats a mineral
and what is it good for?

nd i dont need to know biut vitamins but if i ddint habe that than ud think this question was about gold and stuff

vti answers:

A mineral is an inorganic substance (usually an element) that is needed in the body to perform vital functions. Examples include Calcium, Potassium, Iron, and Zinc.

Here is a link about minerals and vitamins. The links to the lower left describe some of the minerals.
Http://www.spartafit.com/nutrition/vitamins.php

Susan asks…

What vitamins and minerals does lettuce have?

This might sound dumb. but i need to know what vitamins and minerals lettuce has? does anyone know?

vti answers:

Vitamins
Amounts Per Selected Serving %DV 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
Vitamin A 361 IU 7%
Retinol 0.0 mcg
Retinol Activity Equivalent 18.0 mcg
Alpha Carotene 2.9 mcg
Beta Carotene 215 mcg
Beta Cryptoxanthin 0.0 mcg
Lycopene 0.0 mcg
Lutein+Zeaxanthin 199 mcg
Vitamin C 2.0 mg 3%
Vitamin D ~ ~
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) 0.1 mg 1%
Beta Tocopherol 0.0 mg
Gamma Tocopherol 0.1 mg
Delta Tocopherol 0.0 mg
Vitamin K 17.4 mcg 22%
Thiamin 0.0 mg 2%
Riboflavin 0.0 mg 1%
Niacin 0.1 mg 0%
Vitamin B6 0.0 mg 2%
Folate 20.9 mcg 5%
Food Folate 20.9 mcg
Folic Acid 0.0 mcg
Dietary Folate Equivalents 20.9 mcg
Vitamin B12 0.0 mcg 0%
Pantothenic Acid 0.1 mg 1%
Choline 4.8 mg
Betaine 0.1 mg

Minerals
Amounts Per Selected Serving %DV
Calcium 13.0 mg 1%
Iron 0.3 mg 2%
Magnesium 5.0 mg 1%
Phosphorus 14.4 mg 1%
Potassium 102 mg 3%
Sodium 7.2 mg 0%
Zinc 0.1 mg 1%
Copper 0.0 mg 1%
Manganese 0.1 mg 4%
Selenium 0.1 mcg 0%
Fluoride

Sandy asks…

Vitamins and minerals question?

1. Do all vitamins and minerals within a multivitamin get absorbed to their fullest extent, as if they were taken individually?

2. Would exactly would be the differences in taking various vitamins and minerals throughout the day vs. taking them together all at once? Would they all be absorbed adequately?

vti answers:

Unless vitamins and minerals are prescribed by a doctor they are totally unnecessary so it doesn’t matter when you take them.
It is possible to overdose on vitamins. Vitamin A for example if taken to excess by a pregnant woman can cause birth defects in the baby.

Ken asks…

Vitamins and Minerals?

If you take more vitamins and minerals than what you are supposed to everyday, does your body use all that you need then throw away the extra stuff, or does it use it then store it for later use?

vti answers:

Excess vitamins are excreted when urinating. They are not
stored up for future use.

William asks…

What kinds of vitamin or minerals help with bad eyesight?

i need to know what kind of vitamin or mineral that helps eyesight the best. Does Zinc work for eyesight?

vti answers:

Vitamin A and lycopene are the best vitamins for eyes. However, they only really help if you are deficient in them. Lycopene is found in watermelon and tomatoes, but normally isn’t in vitamin pills or fortified cereal, whereas vitamin A is found in both. Avoid high doses of vitamin A as it can cause psychosis is you take too much, so don’t overdo it. The type of problems you get with vitamin A deficiency tend to be things like night blindness, where you have almost no eyesight in low light. If you can see ANYTHING in your house with a lit candle or a nightlight, you are doing alright.

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