Vitamin A (Retinol)
Needed for normal growth and vision, for healthy teeth, nails, bones and glands, skin and gums.
Found in fish liver oils, dairy products, liver.
Beta Carotene (Converts to vitamin A as the body needs it)
Needed for antioxidant properties to help mop up free radicals that can damage cells and tissues.
Found in abundance in fruits and vegetables, especially carrots and dark green leaf vegetables.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
Needed for energy, healthy nervous systems, growth, normal appetite and muscle tone, normal digestion and energy.
Found in brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, liver, whole grain cereals, nuts, pork, beef and eggs.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Needed for energy, good vision, healthy skin, nails and hair.
Found in milk, egg yolk, liver, yeast and yeast extract.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Needed for energy, healthy skin, and nervous systems
Found in whole grain cereals, meat, liver, kidney and fish.
Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide†)
Needed for energy, healthy skin and nervous systems.
Found in whole grain cereals, meat liver, kidney and fish.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)
Involved in protein and carbohydrate metabolism and hence the production of energy.
Found in offal, brewer’s yeast, egg yolks, whole grain cereals.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Required for protein and helps maintain a healthy metabolism.
Found in liver, whole grain cereals, bananas and pulses.
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
Needed for the normal function of body cells, including brain and nerve cells. Involved in the production of red blood cells.
Found in liver, kidney, muscle meats, fish and dairy products.
Biotin (B complex vitamin)
Needed for the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
Found in beef liver, egg yolks, whole grain cereals, brewer’s yeast and milk.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
Needed for healthy bones, teeth, gums, skin, blood cells and immune system. Assists the uptake of iron.
Found in citrus fruits, green peppers, watercress and strawberries.
Needed for bones, teeth, body tissue and cartilage.
Found in fish liver oil, eggs, sunshine (reacts with the skin to create vitamin D)
Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
Needed for protecting cell membranes and unsaturated fats from oxidation and to help protect red blood cells.
Found in vegetable oils, wheat germ, whole grain cereals, green vegetables, seeds and nuts.
Needed for growth, healthy digestive and nervous systems. Helps with the formation of red blood cells. It is particularly important for foetal development.
Found in green leafy vegetables, liver and brewer’s yeast.