• Letter Vitamins: The ABC’s of Nutrition

    Do you know the alphabet of vitamins?

    While you might be familiar with letter vitamins like vitamin C and vitamin E, you might not know what all these nutrients do and why they’re so important. But never fear! With this simple guide to letter vitamins, knowing these nutrients is as easy as A-B-C!


    Kicking off the alphabet of vitamins is vitamin A. Also known as retinol, retinyl palmitate and retinyl acetate, it is important for overall well-being and health.** A Powerful antioxidant that is found in dietary sources such as liver, carrots, and sweet potatoes.


    There are eight essential vitamins that fall into the category of B-vitamins. A majority of these B vitamins function as coenzymes, assisting important enzymes within the body to function, however, each B-vitamin has a specific specialized role within the body.


    Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is probably one of the best-known letter vitamins. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. Found in citrus fruits, kiwi, strawberries and kale, among other food sources, vitamin C is important due to the fact that the body needs it but cannot produce it on its own.**


    Vitamin E is a network of compounds called Tocopherols and Tocotrienols. Vitamin E is obtained from many food sources like nutsseeds, and green leafy vegetables in trace amounts. There are many forms of Vitamin E, but Alpha-Tocopherol is the only one used by the human body. Vitamin E supplements are typically available in soft gel form, but also in serums and creams for topical use.**


    Vitamin K is found in leafy green vegetables, like kale and spinach, as well as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, chili powder, and asparagus. However for some, supplementation of this important nutrient might be ideal. 

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