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Unformatted text preview: Running head: MULTIVITAMIN REVIEW 1 Multivitamin Review Melani Hautzinger SCI/241 Saturday, September 11, 2010 Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, LAT, ATC MULTIVITAMIN REVIEW 2 Multivitamin Review Vitamins are natural substances found in food that the human body needs to grow, develop and function normally. Whether due to illness, not eating a well-balanced diet, or even aging there are times our body does not get the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamins needed to function properly and a multivitamin supplement might be necessary to ensure getting the recommended daily allowance of certain vitamins and minerals. There are two categories of vitamins needed; the first are water-soluble B-complex and C vitamins. These vitamins are used quickly, are not stored in the body, and need to be consumed daily. The second category of vitamins is fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Fat-soluble vitamins are responsible for maintaining the structure of the cell membranes and are absorbed by the body with the aid of...
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