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Encapsulating the science behind vitamins and minerals
Need to understand how vitamins and minerals work but find dense texts difficult to absorb? Here's your panacea! Vitamins & Minerals Demystified makes it easy to digest information on everything from A to zinc.
Written by a holistic health doctor, this essential guide explains the crucial role vitamins and minerals play in nutrition and physiology. You'll find details on the type and amount required for survival and for increased disease resistance. The book outlines the food sources of different vitamins and minerals and covers the benefits and pitfalls of both natural and synthetic vitamins. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will fortify your knowledge of vitamins and minerals.
This fast and easy guide offers:
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Vitamins & Minerals Demystified is the perfect supplement for anyone studying or interested in this important health topic.
Figures, Graphs, and RDA Tables
PART ONE - THE WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS
Chapter 1: The B Vitamins—The Energy Vitamins
Chapter 2: Vitamin C—The Citrus Antioxidant
Test: Part One
Chapter 3: Vitamin A—The Night Sight Vitamin
Chapter 4: Vitamin D—The Sunshine Vitamin
Chapter 5: Vitamin E—The Fat Antioxidant
Chapter 6: Vitamin K—The Green Leafy Vitamin
Test: Part Two
PART THREE - THE MACRO MINERALS
Chapter 7: Water and Electrolytes
Chapter 8: The Electrolyte Minerals—Sodium, Chloride, and Potassium
Chapter 9: Calcium—The Bone Builder
Chapter 10: Major Minerals—Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Sulfur
Test: Part Three
PART FOUR - THE TRACE MINERALS
Chapter 11: Iron—The Blood Builder
Chapter 12: Zinc—The Growth Material
Chapter 13: Minor Trace Minerals—Iodine, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Fluoride, Chromium, Molybdenum, Lead, and Mercury
Test: Part Four
Appendix A: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Appendix B: Weight Loss
Appendix C: Antioxidants
Appendix D: The Elderly
Appendix E: Alcoholism
Appendix F: Osteoporosis
Appendix G: Quick Summaries
Answers to Quizzes
Answers to Tests and Final Exam
Posted December 9, 2007
There is a lot of great information in the book that is useful for a vitamins or even a basic nutrition course. I really like the authors organic and biochemistry explanations on the vitamins and how they work in the body. The content is comprehensive and if I was teaching or a student in a nutrition or vitamin class, I would recommend getting the book. There is a vast amount of information that is useful in this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 10, 2012
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