Herbfacts

Vitfacts

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

The omega-3s are also known as essential fats. This is because the body cannot make them and they have to be eaten very regularly in the diet. The chemical structure of these polyunsaturated fats also means they’re very healthy for the body.

CoQ10

CoQ10 or Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance and is essential in the formation of energy.

Biotin

Biotin is a member of the B family of vitamins, all of which are water soluble.

Folic Acid

Folic acid, or Vitamin B9, is a member of the water-soluble family of B vitamins and was apparently so-called because of the Latin word ‘folium’, meaning foliage.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is also known as retinol – so-called because of its importance in vision.

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 has been found to support a great many bodily functions, particularly involving enzyme reactions.

Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2 is also known as riboflavin and is part of the water-soluble family of B vitamins.

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 is also called niacin. There are two forms of niacin – nicotinic acid andniacinamide.

Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 is also known as pantothenic acid, named after the Greek word ‘pantos’ meaning ‘everywhere’.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is otherwise known as pyridoxine. In fact, pyridoxine is not just one vitamin but a group of water-soluble compounds.