When looking at the label of a multivitamin that is sold in stores it states that it contains 100% of the recommended daily intake of most of the vitamins and minerals found in the product. When I compared the amounts written on the label with the tables in chapters 8 and 9 I found that some of the amounts were actually a little bit lower than our book says is recommended. I also found that some of the vitamins and minerals in this particular multivitamin were slightly higher than the recommended daily intake that was given in our book. The first vitamin that I chose was vitamin C which can be found in broccoli, strawberries, citrus fruit, greens, and peppers. Vitamin C is an antioxidant whose major functions are collagen synthesis, as well as hormone and neurotransmitter synthesis. Symptoms associated with deficiency include scurvy, poor wound healing, bleeding gums and loose teeth, bone fragility, joint pain, and pinpoint hemorrhages. Symptoms of toxicity include GI distress and diarrhea. The multivitamin I looked at states that it
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