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What is pantothenic acid?

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Vitamin B5 supports carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism and hemoglobin synthesis. One of its roles is to help assist in the release of energy from protein, carbohydrates, and fat. A simpler way of stating this is that vitamin B5 is needed by the body for the metabolism of foods we eat. Now that we know what pantothenic acid, let's cover some of its functions.

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Vitamin B3 Niacin – Supports the Body’s Natural Offenses

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One of several forms of the water-soluble B-3 vitamin, vitamin B-3 niacin does a lot for you body. It is used in the all important task of converting fats and carbohydrates into energy. Conveniently appearing in meats, fish, and dairy products, vitamin B-3 is easy to obtain through a healthy diet. It is also available in tablets and capsules as a dietary supplement.

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Bodybuilding Supplements with Niacin to Boost Your Muscle Gain

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Bodybuilding supplements with niacin are often used to lower cholesterol, thanks to its ability to suppress the disintegration of fats, preventing fatty acids from entering the blood. However, niacin is also found to stimulate the human growth hormone, or GH. The growth hormone is important for everyone, but most especially for athletes and bodybuilders

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The ABCs of Vitamins – A Comprehensive Vitamin Guide

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Vitamins are organic compounds that are essential for normal metabolic functions. These functions include using proteins to repair injured tissue and converting fats and carbohydrates into energy. They do not supply the body with either energy or calories directly. Because vitamins (with the exception of Vitamin D) can not be synthesized by our body, they must be consumed through diet to prevent vitamin deficiency disorders.

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Vitamin B12 – When, How, and Why to Supplement

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Vitamin B12 is water-soluble. Cobalamine contains the element cobalt surrounded by a porphyrin like ring. The coenzyme forms of cobalamine are 5'deoxyadenosylcobalamine and methylcobalamine.

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What Is Vitamin B For? – A Quick Reference Guide

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What is Vitamin B for? This is a question that is often asked and understandably so. There are many important vitamins that we need to be taking on a daily basis. This in itself becomes a daunting task trying to remember what they are, which ones to take, and how we benefit by taking them.

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Water soluble vitamins

Vitamin C Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid, or simply ascorbate (the anion of ascorbic acid), is an essential nutrient for humans and certain other animal species. Vitamin C refers to a number of vitamers that have vitamin C activity in animals, including ascorbic acid and its salts, and some oxidized forms of the molecule like dehydroascorbic acid. Ascorbate and ascorbic acid are both naturally present in the body when either of these is introduced into cells, since the forms interconvert according to pH. Vitamin C is a cofactor in at least eight enzymatic reactions, including several collagen synthesis reactions that, when dysfunctional, cause the most severe symptoms of scurvy. In animals, these reactions are especially important in wound-healing and in preventing bleeding from capillaries. Ascorbate may also act as an antioxidant against oxidative stress. However, the fact that the enantiomer D-ascorbate (not found in nature) has identical antioxidant activity to L-ascorbate, yet far less vitamin activity, underscores the fact that most of the function of L-ascorbate as a vitamin relies not on its antioxidant properties, but upon enzymic reactions that are stereospecific. “Ascorbate” without the letter for the enantiomeric form is always presumed to be the chemical L-ascorbate. In humans, ...

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