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A - Z of Vitamins & Supplements

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Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Alpha-Lipoid Acid

Vitamin C - also called ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant that promotes healthy teeth and gums. It helps the body absorb iron and maintain healthy tissue. It also promotes wound healing.

Vitamin C: Foods rich in Vitamin C: Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Red and Green Peppers, Tomatoes, Kale, Mustard Greens, Chards, Citrus Fruits, Papaya, Strawberries

Vitamin E is an antioxidant. It plays a role in your immune system and metabolic processes. Good sources of Vitamin E: Vegetable oils, Margaring< Nuts and Seeds, Leafy Greens.

Alpha-lipoic acid is a vitamin-like chemical called an antioxidant. Yeast, liver, kidney, spinach, broccoli, and potatoes are good sources of alpha-lipoic acid. It is also made in the laboratory for use as medicine. Alpha-lipoic acid is used in the body to break down carbohydrates and to make energy for the other organs in the body.


Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Alpha-Lipoid Acid - Vitamins for Urinary Incontinence: To combat the stress that can irritate nerves surrounding the bladder, take antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E and alpha-lipoid acid.

Vitamin C:  The recommended daily intake by the U.S. Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine for men more than 18 years old is 90 milligrams of vitamin C daily; for women more than 18 years old it is 75 milligrams daily; for pregnant women more than 18 years old, it is 85 milligrams daily and for breastfeeding women more than 18 years old, it is 120 milligrams daily.

Vitamin E:  The recommended daily intake for adults over 14 is 15 milligrams ; for pregnant women of any age it is 15 milligrams , for breastfeeding women of any age, it is 19 milligrams . For adults older than 18 years, pregnant women, and breastfeeding women, the maximum dose is 1,000 milligrams daily.

Alpha-lipoic acid:   Take one  capsule of 300 milligrams  once or twice daily.


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