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Unformatted text preview: Critical in the formation of hemoglobin. Needed for the synthesis of neurotransmitters. Vitamins Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) Wide variety of functions. Reducing agent (donates electrons in reactions). Important in the formation of collagen. Hydroxyproline, an amino acid, is a major component of collagen, the protein that strengthens ligaments and tendons and provides skin elasticity. The human body makes proline, which it converts to hydroxyproline, but it requires vitamin C to complete the process. A lack of vitamin C in the diet can cause hydroxyproline deficiency, producing the skin lesions typical of the disease scurvy. Vitamin D (calciferol) Regulates blood calcium. Cell differentiation and function. Vitamins...
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