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Welcome to THE V HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, our new exciting vitamin, mineral and nutrient range.

Because we know that it is not always possible to ensure that we are getting the nutrients we need from the food we eat, we have developed the V Healthcare system. A new range of quality vitamins, minerals and nutrients scientifically forumlated to help maintain good health.

You cannot replace food with vitamin supplements but there are many situations where a supplement may be beneficial alongside a nutritious, well balanced diet and exercise programme. Sometimes, particularly after illness, we need a helping hand and supplements can be a great way to ensure that we are not lacking in any essential nutrients.

What Vitamin What Food Sources What Role Does it Play in the Body
Vitamin A(also known as Retinol) Liver, oily fish such as mackerel and herring, eggs, milk, cheese and cod liver oil. Helps to maintain good eyesight and healthy skin. note - large quantities of vitamin a should be avoided by pregnant women.
Vitamin B1(also known as Thiamin) Wholemeal bread, peanuts, pork, vegetables, milk, cheese, breakfast cereal and yeast. Helps the body to release energy from food, healthy nervous system, healthy muscle tissue.
Vitamin B2(also known as Riboflavin) Milk, eggs, rice, red meat, chicken, cheese, mushrooms, breakfast cereal and yeast. Helps the body to produce steroids and red blood cells as well as helping to release energy from food. maintains healthy eyes and nervous system.
Vitamin B6(also known as Pyridoxine) Cod, bananas, chicken, pork, wheatgerm, soya beans, eggs and milk. Helps the body absorb protein and carbohydrate. note - exceeding the RDA for long periods could cause nerve problems.
Vitamin B12 Fish, liver, beef, pork, milk, cheese and seaweed. Helps the body to produce red blood cells and maintain a healthy nervous system. also needed to help the body process folic acid and to release energy from food.
Vitamin C(also known as Ascorbic Acid) Citrus fruits, kiwi fruit, blackcurrants, strawberries, broccoli, brussel sprouts, potatoes and green peppers Helps to support the immune system. note - high levels can cause diarrhoea.
Vitamin D Sunlight (sunlight on the skin allows the production of vitamin D in our bodies), oily fish such as mackerel and herring, cod-liver oil, tinned sardines, eggs and powdered milk. Helps the body to absorb and regulate calcium for strong bones and healthy teeth. note - taking high doses, over a long period of time could weaken bones.
Vitamin E Nuts, soya beans, olive oil, broccoli, brussel sprouts, avocado, spinach, wheatgerm and eggs. Vitamin E is an important and powerful antioxidant. it helps to protect the cell membranes and maintain healthy skin.
Vitamin K Green leafy vegetables, vegetable oils, cereals, pork, dairy foods, broccoli, liver. Vitamin K helps blood to clot and also helps maintain strong bones and teeth.
Folic Acid Broccoli, liver, asparagus, peas, brown rice, brussel sprouts, breakfast cereal and eggs. Helps to form healthy red blood cells. it is essential for the development of the baby’s spinal cord during pregnancy.
Calcium Almonds, milk, broccoli, cereal, cheese, yogurt. Calcium is important for strong, healthy teeth and bones. It is involved in normal heart and kidney function.
Chromium Meat, cheese, wholegrain, carrots, potatoes, spinach, brown sugar. Helps the hormone insulin to work and it is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and fat.
Copper Shellfish, liver, apricots, nuts, pulses, mushrooms, wholegrain foods. Helps with the development and maintenance of bone, connective tissue, the brain and heart. Is involved in the formation of red blood cells and helps the body to absorb iron.
Iodine Fish, prawns, milk, cheese. Helps the thyroid to function properly and regulates the body's energy.
Iron Liver, red meat, beans, spinach, nuts, dried fruit, brown rice. Iron helps the body to make red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body. Menstruating women may have an increased requirement. note - keep out of reach of children, as overdose can be fatal.
Magnesium Green leafy vegetables, nuts, wholewheat bread, fish, dairy foods, avocados, almonds, bananas. Assists in bone growth and helps strengthen tooth enamel. Aids the function of nerves and muscles. Helps the body to absorb phosphorus - also needed to form strong bones and teeth.
Manganese Tea, green vegetables, nuts, wholegrain cereal, brown rice, chick peas. Helps with cell and energy production. Acts as a catalyst in the breakdown of fats and cholesterol and is necessary for skeletal development.
Selenium Fish, chicken, brazil nuts, mushrooms, eggs and rice. A powerful antioxidant which is involved in many metabolic processes in the body, for example: the production of prostaglandins (hormone-like compounds that regulate many body functions).
Zinc Meat, shellfish, milk, cheese, brown rice and wheatgerm. Involved in the maintenance of a healthy immune system, tissue renewal and your sense of smell and taste.
Co Q 10 Sardines, nuts, broccoli. The body’s own production of this reduces with age. Co Q 10 is present in all cells where it is involved in the release of energy that the body can efficiently use.
Cod Liver Oil Cod. Cod liver oil is a source of vitamins A & D and important fatty acids which are involved in the maintenance of a healthy heart, bones, teeth, skin and hair. note - not to be consumed in large amounts, especially by pregnant women.
Evening Primrose Oil Obtained from the seeds of the evening primrose. The seeds contain GLA, an important fatty acid. GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) may help to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails and a healthy hormone balance.
Fish Oil Mackerel, herring, halibut, cod, salmon, tuna. The oil obtained from the bodies of oily fish contains important polyunsaturated fatty acids which play a role in cardiovascular function and eye and brain function. May have a role to play in supporting children’s memory and concentration.
Glucosamine Sulphate Shellfish Glucosamine is naturally found in the connective tissue where it plays a role in supporting the health of cartilage, tendons and ligaments.
Chondroitin Sulphate Shellfish Chondroitin is naturally occurring in the joints of the body where it is involved in the attraction of fluid into the cartilage, assisting in the smooth working of the joints and connective tissue.
Star Flower Oil GLA can be found in a number of foods of plant origin. found in plentiful supply in seeds. A very rich source of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). helps to keep skin, hair and nails in good healthy condition.