A vitamin is a substance that your body needs in order to be healthy but cannot synthesize for itself. As a result, vitamins must be taken in from food, or sunlight in the case of Vitamin D.
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Vitamin A (Retinol)
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is found naturally in many fruits, vegetables, eggs, whole milk, butter, fortified margarine, meat, and oily saltwater fish and can also be man-made in supplements. Eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day provides about 50% to 65% of the amount adults require for good health. Vitamin…
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. You’ll find small amounts of it in fatty fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel, sardines and tuna, and as an additive, in dairy products, juices, and cereals that are “fortified with vitamin D.” Most of your intake of Vitamin D, though, comes from skin exposure to sunlight.Vitamin D plays important…
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