- Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins and provides support for healthy glucose metabolism
- Aids in the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth, gums and night vision
- Helps to maintain eyesight, healthy skin, membranes, immune and proper muscle function
- Helps to prevent vitamins C, E, B6, B12, pantothenic acid, biotin, thiamine, riboflavin, manganese, chromium and selenium deficiencies
Selenium is necessary for the production of selenoproteins, including glutathione peroxidases and selenoprotein P, which are involved in the antioxidant defense system. Vitamin C is the most important aqueous antioxidant in the plasma, interstitial fluid and soluble compartment of cells. As the first line of defense in these areas, vitamin C prevents free radical damage to DNA, and helps recycle vitamin E to protect against oxidative damage in lipid membranes.
Rutin and green tea extracts further provide antioxidants to maintain good health. B vitamins help mediate hundreds of enzymatic reactions, including the metabolism of macronutrients. Niacin, thiamine and biotin help provide substrates for energy production in the Krebs cycle, while folate and vitamins B6 and B12 help convert homocysteine to methionine for protein production.
Chromium promotes healthy glucose metabolism by helping to regulate glucose uptake in cells and promote its storage as glycogen. Beta-carotene is a provitamin A carotenoid pigment naturally found in plants. As it can be converted into vitamin A in the body, it is an important source of vitamin A to help maintain eyesight, skin, membranes, and immune function.