Vitamin A helps eye and skin health. Vitamin C helps keep bones, teeth, blood vessels and collagen healthy. It's also a natural antioxidant that protects the body from free radical damage during an intense workout. Vitamin E helps keep a healthy immune system, protects the body from free radical damage during an intense workout. It also helps keep a healthy heart and prostate, and supports lung and digestive tract functions. Potassium helps maintain normal muscle cell contraction. Calcium helps build strong bones and maintain healthy teeth. It also reduces osteoporosis risk. Iron helps regulation of cell growth and oxygen delivery. Thiamin (B vitamins) helps carbohydrate metabolism and energy production. Folate (folic acid) helps reduce the chances of a woman giving birth to a child with a brain or spinal cord condition.
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