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Vitamin A (Retinol)

Also known as: Retinol
  • skin nutrient essential in maintaining and repairing derma structure
  • used in skin care products destined to acne treatment and fine lines removal.

Vitamin B

  • vitamin complex group providing energy to the body by conversing glucose from carbohydrates
  • maintains the nervous system and balances fats and proteins for the metabolism
  • water-soluble
  • all B-vitamins are linked in chemical relations and medical advice is to have them all together for effective results.

Vitamin B1

  • also known as Thiamine
  • helps metabolism transform sugar into energy
  • essential to eliminate stress from the organism
  • helps nervous system maintain good function
  • helps heart and muscles maintain fit
  • for stress reduction it is often associated with Magnesium.

Vitamin B2

Also known as: Riboflavin
  • also known as Riboflavin
  • plays and important part in the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates
  • helps corneous productions (nails, hair) and skin repair
  • one of the most important energy providers
  • used in repair products for skin, hair and nails, but also in nutrients with energetic supplement.

Vitamin B3

Also known as: Niacin
  • also known as Niacin
  • synthesizes sex hormones and helps nervous system
  • stimulates blood flow
  • decreases cholesterol levels
  • causes warming and redness of the body, especially in the facial area
  • naturally found in fish and chicken.

Vitamin B6

Also known as: Pyridoxine;
  • also known as Pyridoxine
  • essential role in the metabolism of unsaturated fatty acids
  • stimulates the production of hydrochloric acid
  • essential in the production of red cells and antibodies
  • stimulates the immune function
  • used in the treatment of PMS symptoms, epilepsy and nervous tremor.

Vitamin B12

  • plays an important part in the cellular reproductive process
  • essential for the bone marrow and nervous tissue
  • helps digestion develop under normal conditions
  • synthesizes proteins, carbohydrates and fats
  • helps the body absorb foods properly.

Vitamin C

  • water-soluble vitamin with antioxidant and preservative properties
  • stimulates immune function
  • helps the body heal and repair damaged tissues
  • essential compound in thhe formation of collagen, protecting the body from bruising and blood clotting
  • works as an anti-histaminic and cholesterol inhibitor
  • protects against cancer and infection
  • used in anti-aging creams and lotions.

Vitamin E

  • vitamin belonging to the tocopherols group
  • essential in cellular respiration of the muscles
  • works as antioxidant preventing peroxide formation
  • decreases the formation of scar tissues outside and inside the body
  • helps cicatrize wounds
  • protects the capillary system and helps it remain permeable
  • used in creams and ointments, as well as hair care products.
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