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  • Kids Health - Vitamins
    Vitamins and minerals are substances that are found in foods we eat. Your body needs them to work properly, so you grow and develop just like you should. When it comes to vitamins, each one has a special role to play.

  • C for Yourself
    We are here to increase the knowledge of our visitors concerning vitamin C and to promote dietary supplementation, both for general good health and for the treatment of disease.

  • CPS - Vitamins
    After one year of age, children should be eating a diet containing foods from each of the four food groups listed in Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating. As a result, added vitamins and supplements will not generally be necessary.

  • How Food Works - Vitamins
    Vitamins are smallish molecules (Vitamin B12 is the largest, with a molecular weight of 1,355) that your body needs to keep itself running properly. We saw in the HSW article on sunburns and sun tans that the body can produce its own Vitamin D, but generally vitamins must be provided in food. The human body needs 13 different vitamins.

  • McVitamins
    A nutritional education site - McVitamins - How to survive in spite of a fast food lifestyle.

  • Natural food-Fruit Vitamin C Content
    The Natural Food Hub's site has information, links, and a chart showing the vitamin C content of common fruits.

  • Nutrient Information
    Information on food sources, diet recommendations, deficiencies, toxicity, clinical uses, recent research and references for further information is provided for the micro- and macronutrients listed.

  • Vitamin B-9
    Many substances give rise to folic acid (vitamin B-9). However, the use of the term is limited to pteroylmonoglutamate. Pteroylmonoglutamate is the form from which the active coenzymes are derived. The larger group of substances that give rise to folacin in the body are known as folates.

  • What's In Your Food - Vitamins
    Vitamins are substances the body needs in small amounts to support most body functions and prevent disease. Vitamins play a role in energy production and growth; and work with each other and with other nutrients to keep our hearts pumping, our bones and immune system strong, our digestive system moving and our skin and hair healthy. The 13 vitamins are divided into two groups...

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