Vitamins are the building blocks that keep our bodies running; they help build muscle and bone, capture energy, heal wounds and more. But if our body doesn’t create vitamins, how do they get into our system? Ginnie Trinh Nguyen describes what vitamins are, how they get into our bodies — and why they are so crucial.
Lesson by Ginnie Trinh Nguyen, animation by The Moving Company Animation Studio.
The “Daily Values” (DVs) on vitamin labels are currently wrong on many supplements and the FDA has delayed updates until 2020. Until then, learn your requirements for vitamins and minerals using the free tables at . In this video, ConsumerLab’s Tod Cooperman, M.D. explains the problem and how you can figure out the proper dose you may need for nutrients such as vitamins B6 and B12, folate, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K and minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron.
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