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MoonDragon's Health & Wellness
Nutrition Basics

The MicroNutrients
VITAMINS

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  • Micronutrients
  • Synergy & Deficiency
  • Nutrients & Dosages For Maintaining Good Health





  • MICRONUTRIENTS

    Like water, carbohydrates, protein, and fats, vitamins and minerals are essential to life. They are therefore considered nutrients, and are often referred to as micronutrients simply because they are needed in relatively small amounts compared with the four basic nutrients.

    Because vitamins and minerals are so necessary for health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has formulated recommended consumption levels for vitamins called recommended consumption levels for vitamins called recommended daily allowance (RDAs). But as we will see Vitamins, these allowances do not account for the amount needed to maintain maximum health rather than borderline health, only the amount needed to prevent deficiency diseases. Therefore, the average adult who is not suffering from any specific disorder should obtain more than the RDAs of vitamins and minerals from food sources and/or from supplements. The table below - which includes not just vitamin and mineral supplements, but other supplements as well - should be used as a guideline. Although the amounts listed are safe (they will not cause toxicity), they should be varied according to size and weight. People who are active and exercise; those who are under great stress, on restricted diets, or mentally or physically ill; women who take oral contraceptives; those on medications; those who are recovering from surgery; and smokers and those who consume alcoholic beverages; and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding all need higher than normal amounts of nutrients.

    In addition to a proper diet, exercise and a positive attitude are two important elements that are needed to prevent sickness and disease. If your lifestyle includes each of these, you will feel good and have more energy - something we all deserve.





    SYNERGY & DEFICIENCY


    NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES

    Data compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicate that at least 40-percent of the people in this country routinely consume a diet containing only 60-percent of the RDA of each of ten selected nutrients. This means that close to half of the population (and very likely more) suffer from a deficiency of at least one important nutrient. A poll of 37,000 Americans conducted by Food Technology found that:
    Additional research has shown that a vitamin deficiency may not affect the whole body, but only specific cells. For example, those who smoke may suffer from a vitamin C deficiency, but only in the lung area.

    Whenever you seek to correct a vitamin or mineral deficiency, you must recognize that nutrients work synergistically. This means that there is a cooperative action between certain vitamins and minerals, which work as catalysts, promoting the absorption and assimilation of other vitamins and minerals. Correcting a deficiency in one vitamin or mineral requires the addition of others, not simply replacement of one in which you are deficient. This is why taking a single vitamin or mineral may be ineffective, or even dangerous, and why a balanced vitamin and mineral preparation should always be taken in addition to any single supplements. The following table indicates which vitamins and minerals are necessary to correct certain deficiencies.

    VITAMIN DEFICIENCY
    SUPPLEMENTS NEEDED FOR ASSIMILATION

      Vitamin A

      Choline, Essential Fatty Acids, Zinc, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E

      Vitamin B Complex

      Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E

      Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine)

      Manganese, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin E

      Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)

      Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C

      Vitamin B-3 (Niacin)

      Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C

      Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid)

      Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E

      Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)

      Potassium, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C

      Biotin

      Folic Acid, Vitamin B Complex, Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin C

      Choline

      Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin B-12, Folic Acid, Inositol

      Inositol

      Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C

      Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)

      Vitamin B Complex, Folic Acid, Vitamin C

      Vitamin C

      Bioflavonoids, Calcium, Magnesium

      Vitamin D

      Calcium, Choline, Essential Fatty Acids, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin C

      Vitamin E

      Essential Fatty Acids, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine), Inositol, Vitamin C

      Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)

      Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E
    MINERAL DEFICIENCY
    SUPPLEMENTS NEEDED FOR ASSIMILATION

      Calcium

      Boron, Essential Fatty Acids, Lysine, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin F

      Copper

      Cobalt, Folic Acid, Iron, Zinc

      Iodine

      Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus

      Magnesium

      Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin C, Vitamin D

      Manganese

      Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin E

      Phosphorus

      Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Sodium, Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)

      Silicon

      Iron, Phosphorus

      Sodium

      Calcium, Potassium, Sulfur, Vitamin D

      Sulfur

      Potassium, vitamin B-1 (Thiamine), Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B-5), Biotin

      Zinc

      Calcium, Copper, Phosphorus, Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)





    NUTRIENTS & DOSAGES FOR MAINTAINING GOOD HEALTH


    The nutrients listed below are recommended for good health. Daily dosages are suggested; however, before using any supplements, you should consult with your health care provider or midwife, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding a baby. The dosages given here are for non-pregnant adults and children weighing 100 pounds and over. Appropriate dosages for children vary according to age and weight. A child weighing between 70 and 100 pounds should be given 3/4 the adult dose; a child weighing under 70 pounds (and over the age of 6 years) should be given nutritional formulas designed specifically for young children. For children under the age of 6 years, consult with your pediatrician for more specific guidelines. You should follow the dosage directions on the product label.

    AMINO ACID SUPPLEMENTS DOSAGES & PRODUCTS

  • Carnitine (Acetyl L-Carnitine)
  • Cysteine (Acetyl L-Cysteine; NAC)
  • Lysine

  • Methionine
  • Tyrosine
  • RNA-DNA (Amino Acid Complex)


  • MINERAL SUPPLEMENT DOSAGES & PRODUCTS

  • Boron
  • Calcium
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Germanium
  • Iodine
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese

  • Molybdenum
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Silicon
  • Sodium
  • Sulfur
  • Vanadium
  • Zinc


  • OPTIONAL BENEFICIAL SUPPLEMENTS DOSAGES & PRODUCTS

  • Acidophilus
  • Alfalfa
  • Aloe Vera
  • Barley Grass
  • Bee Products
  • Bifidus
  • BioStrath
  • Bovine Cartilage
  • Chlorophyll
  • Citrin
  • Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10)
  • Corn Germ
  • Desiccated Liver
  • DMG
  • DMSO
  • Energy Increase Supplements
  • Fiber
  • Floradix
  • Garlic (Kyolic Garlic)

  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Ginseng
  • Glucosamine
  • Kelp & Seaweed
  • Kombucha
  • Lecithin
  • Melatonin
  • MSM
  • Mushrooms (Shiitake, Reishi, Maitake & Others)
  • Octacosanol
  • Pectin (Apple; Citrus)
  • Sea Cucumber (Cuke)
  • Sea Mussel
  • Shark Cartilage
  • Spirulina
  • Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
  • Wheat Germ
  • Wheat Grass
  • Yeast (Brewers; Nutritional)


  • VITAMIN SUPPLEMENT DOSAGES & PRODUCTS

  • Vitamin A
  • Beta Carotene
  • Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin)
  • Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin
  • Vitamin B-3 (Niacin & Niacinamide)
  • Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
  • Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamin)
  • Vitamin B-Complex
  • Biotin
  • Choline

  • Folic Acid (Folate; Vitamin B-9)
  • Inositol
  • Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)
  • Vitamin C
  • Bioflavonoids
  • Hesperidin
  • Rutin
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Essential Fatty Acids





  • VITAMINS
    DAILY DOSAGES
    Vitamin A
    10,000 IU

    VITAMIN A: Enhances immunity, prevents eye problems and skin disorders. Important in bone and teeth formation. Protects against colds and infection. Slows aging process.

    HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, borage leaves, burdock root, cayenne, chickweed, eyebright, fennel seed, hops, horsetail, kelp, lemongrass, mullein, nettle, oat straw, paprika, parsley, peppermint, plantain, raspberry leaves, red clover, rose hips, sage, uva ursi, violet leaves, watercress, yellow dock.

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  • Beta-Carotene
    15,000 IU

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  • Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine / Thiamin)
    50 mg

    VITAMIN B-1 (Thiamine): Promotes growth, improves mental attitude, aids digestion, helps strengthen nervous system and prevent stress. It is evident from the neurological disorders caused by thiamine deficiency that this vitamin plays a vital role in nerve function. It is unclear, however, just what that role is. Thiamine is found in both the nerves and brain.

    HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, bladder wrack, burdock root, catnip, cayenne, chamomile, chickweed, eyebright, fennel seed, fenugreek, hops, nettle, oat straw, parsley, peppermint, raspberry leaves, red clover, rose hips, sage, yarrow, and yellow dock.

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  • Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)
    50 mg

    VITAMIN B-2 (Riboflavin): Aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats to produce vital energy for the body. Needed for red blood cell formation, aids growth and reproduction, promotes hair, skin and nail growth. Helps support healthy vision and skin. Important in the prevention and treatment of cataracts. Riboflavin helps support our DNA: Recent research shows that riboflavin can support our genetic code, keeping the very material that makes up our bodies and minds healthy and functioning properly.

    HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, bladder wrack, burdock root, catnip, cayenne, chamomile, chickweed, eyebright, fennel seed, fenugreek, ginseng, hops, horsetail, mullein, nettle, oat straw, parsley, peppermint, raspberry leaves, red clover, rose hips, sage, yellow dock.

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  • Vitamin B-3 (Niacin)
    (Niacinamide)
    Niacin: 100 mg
    Niacinamide: 100 mg

    VITAMIN B-3 (Niacin & Niacinamide): Essential for proper circulation and healthy skin. Increases energy, aids digestion, helps prevent migraines. Improves cerebral circulation.

    HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, burdock root, catnip, cayenne, chamomile, chickweed, eyebright, fennel seed, hops, licorice, mullein, nettle, oat straw, parsley, peppermint, raspberry leaf, red clover, rose hips, slippery elm, yellow dock.

    Caution: Do not take niacin supplements if you have a liver disorder, gout, or high blood pressure. Niacin is also known as nicotinic acid. Niacin is an essential nutrient, positioned at the core of NAD/NADH and NADP/NADPH, which are major redox-active "electron storage" compounds. One or both of these "redox pairs" is involved in every major biochemical pathway. They participate in the trafficking of electrons as "reducing equivalents", the electron packets that facilitate metabolism. Niacin is involved in the production of energy, detoxification and the normal regulation of blood sugar and cholesterol. As a dietary supplement, 1 capsule two or three times daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Niacin can cause skin flushing and tingling (the "niacin flush"). Do not take large amounts of niacin (greater than 1.5 grams [1500 mg] per day) without first consulting a healthcare practitioner.

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  • Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid)
    100 mg

    VITAMIN B-5 (Panothenic Acid): Enhances stamina, prevents anemia, helps wounds heal, fights infection, strengthens immune system. Pantothenic Acid is a factor in the B Complex vitamin group. Pantothenic Acid functions as a part of a key coenzyme that is necessary for the release of energy in cells and helps support a healthy nervous system.

    HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, burdock root, nettle, yellow dock.

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  • Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
    50 mg

    VITAMIN B-6 (Pyridoxine): Needed to produce hydrochloric acid. Aids in absorption of fats, and protein. Mildly diuretic, helps prevent kidney stones. Helpful in treating allergies, arthritis, and asthma. Needed for normal brain function and to correct deficiencies. May help lift depression and is essential for healthy nervous system. B Vitamins must be replenished daily.

    HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, catnip, oat straw.

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  • Vitamin B-12
    300 mcg

    VITAMIN B-12 (Cyanocobalamin): Helps prevent anemia. Protects nervous system, improves concentration, aids digestion. Also known as Cobalamin, Cyanacobalamin, Hydroxycobalamin, Denosylcobalamin, Methylcobalamin.

    HERBAL SOURCES: Alfalfa, bladderwrack, hops.

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  • Vitamin B-Complex
    Potencies vary in complex formulas.

    Amounts of individual B-Vitamins will vary in a complex formula, depending upon the manufacturer. Obviously, some will be more complete and/or have higher dosages than others. Try to compare products to find the one that works best for your specific health and nutritional requirements. Try to obtain supplements obtained from natural food sources and not simply a list of chemicals. If needed, supplement your complex with additional individual vitamin supplements to achieve your dietary requirements. In cases of severe vitamin deficiency, B-vitamins may be administered individually or in a blended formula by injection under the supervision of your health care provider. It is recommended to have blood tests done periodically to check your vitamin and mineral levels and whether or not you simply need to adjust your diet or use a maintenance formula or if you need to use a therapeutic formula. B-vitamins need to be included in your diet daily through food you eat or supplements you take. If your diet is lacking or you have problems with nutrient absorption, higher therapeutic levels may be required.

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  • Biotin
    300 mcg

    BIOTIN: Biotin is found in Brewer's yeast, cooked egg yolks, meat, milk, poultry, saltwater fish, soybeans, and whole grains. Biotin is one of the families of B-vitamins, Biotin plays and important part in energy metabolism and the production of various enzymes. Biotin, also known as vitamin H; aids in the utilization of other B-complex vitamins. Named after the Greek root word “bios” which signifies life. Biotin also called coenzyme R, was first isolated and described in 1936. The bacteria that live in the lower part of our intestines, called the colon, produce biotin. It also helps in cell growth, fatty acid production, and in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Biotin helps keep sweat glands, nerve tissue, and bone marrow healthy. An adequate amount of Biotin is needed for healthy hair and skin. Taking this vitamin supplement can prevent hair loss in men. Nail and hair health depend on a healthy intake of Biotin. A Swiss study revealed that adequate Biotin intake can increase nail thickness by 25 percent after just 6 months of supplementation in those that were previously deficient. Biotin also helps relieve muscle pain, alleviate depression, and reduces the effects of dermatitis. Besides assisting all B-vitamins in the breakdown of the foods we eat into a useable energy source for our bodies, Biotin is also important for other aspects of a healthy body. New research is slowly revealing a link between high doses of Biotin and improved insulin response in diabetics, helping blood sugar levels to become normal. Biotin also plays an important role in pregnancy; it helps in the development of the fetus. Biotin breaks down more rapidly during pregnancy than at any other time, meaning that it is used up quickly and may be required in higher than normal quantities to sustain pregnancy health.

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  • Choline
    100 mg

    Choline is a common source of lecithin that is helpful for Parkinsons disease, high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, baldness, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, eczema, alcoholism, muscular dystrophy, hypertension and disease of the nervous system.

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  • Folic Acid
    800 mcg

    Folate / Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9) is a member of the B-Complex family. It is found in abundance in leafy green vegetables. Folic acid participates in a coenzyme reaction that synthesizes DNA needed for cell growth and new cell formation, and helps convert vitamin B-12 to one of its coenzyme forms. Helps promote healthy DNA function, Maintains already normal homocysteine levels, which is important for heart health, Promotes healthier skin, Helps maintain a healthy GI tract, Is part of a healthy immune system, Maintains healthy endothelial function, Improves mild memory loss associated with aging, Optimal levels of folate are necessary for healthy cell division and protein synthesis and are especially important for the maintenance of a healthy GI tract. The systemic need for folate increases in certain states in which increased cell multiplication is needed. Chronic use of medications such as aspirin in therapeutic doses and antacids can interfere with the metabolism of folate. Cyanocobalamin is a synthetic and inexpensive form of vitamin B12 that is converted in the body to its bioactive forms, methylcobalamin and cobamamide. Like beta-carotene, some evidence suggests that folate (also known as vitamin B-9) deficiencies may contribute to the development of cancerous or precancerous lesions in the cervix. Researchers also theorize that folate consumed in the diet may improve the cellular changes seen in cervical dysplasia by lowering homocysteine (a substance believed to contribute to the severity of cervical dysplasia) levels. The benefit of using dietary folate to prevent or treat cervical dysplasia has not been sufficiently proven.

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  • Inositol
    100 mg

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  • Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)
    50 mg

    PABA (para aminobenzoic acid) is a water soluble, non-essential member of the B-Vitamin family, although it is not itself a vitamin. It is a nutrient considered to be a Vitamin B factor and it is involved in many important prcesses in the body. It is an intrinsic component of the folic acid molecule, and plays a role as a precursor for folic acid production. Folic acid is important in the development of new cells and cell division and the healthy development and structure of red blood cells.

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  • Vitamin C (With Mineral Ascorbates)
    3,000 mg

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  • Bioflavonoids (Mixed)
    500 mg

    Bioflavonoids are not true vitamins in the strictest sense, sometimes being referred to as vitamin P, and may be found in herbal plants, fruits, nuts and bark; and because they cannot be manufactured by the body, they must be supplied through the diet. The letter ''P'' represents permeability factor, and it was given to this group of nutrients because they improve capillary strength and permeability. Citrus Bioflavonoids are a class of flavonoids that includes Rutin, Hesperidin, Quercitin, Eriodictyl and Citron, and they are essential for the absorption of vitamin C, which should be taken simultaneously, so they may act synergistically for maximum benefit. Citrus fruits are well known for providing ample amounts of vitamin C, but they also provide Citrus Bioflavonoids, which are located in the white material just beneath the peel of citrus fruits and may be found in grapefruits, lemons, tangerines, limes and oranges. Other sources of bioflavonoids include apricots, nuts, peppers, buckwheat, blackberries, black currants cherries, grapes, plums, prunes and rose hips. In addition, several herbs also provide bioflavonoids, including Chervil, Elderberry, Hawthorne Berry, Horsetail and Shepherd's Purse.

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  • Hesperidin
    100 mg

    Hesperidin is a naturally occurring flavonoid which can be found in citrus rinds. Citrus bioflavonoids possess antioxidant properties have been shown to positively impact normal capillary integrity.

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  • Rutin
    25 mg

    Rutin is a bioflavonoid, and it provides essential support molecules for vitamin C absorption (and should, in fact, be taken at the same time to gain maximum benefit). Rutin supplementation prevents the breakdown of vitamin C in the body before it is metabolized and intensifies its beneficial immune-enhancing effects in the body. With regard to eye health, the bioflavonoid, Rutin, is said to improve capillary integrity and believed to help lower ocular pressure when used in conjunction with conventional drugs. (Bilberry extract is particularly rich in Rutin and can be beneficial in cases of diabetic retinopathy.) Rutin may be very helpful in combating cataracts, macular degeneration (the most common cause of blindness) and free radical damage to the retina. The antioxidant activity that fights free radical damage appears to play a role in the prevention of cataracts and other forms of visual impairment. Because Rutin improves capillary integrity (it works synergistically with vitamin C in this regard) by protecting and preserving the structure (permeability) and strength of those capillaries, this action is said to be of great help for capillary fragility (easy bruising and bleeding) and venous insufficiency (varicose veins and spider veins). Because Rutin strengthens capillaries, it may be helpful in reducing the symptoms of hemophilia. The bioflavonoid, Rutin, is thought to lessen symptoms associated with prolonged bleeding and help in cases of bleeding gums and hemorrhage.

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  • Vitamin D
    400 IU

    Vitamin D is necessary for proper immune function, aids in Calcium uptake and is necessary for healthy bones and teeth and is also needed for adequate blood levels of insulin. People in northern latitudes or those who do not drink adequate milk, at risk of osteoporosis, have dark skin, live in a cloudy environment, or get out in the sun very much will require more vitamin D-3 supplementation than people who live closer to the equator or sunbathe frequently. Vitamin D is made in our bodies when sunlight converts a chemical in the skin into a usable form of the vitamin. Due to the perils of too much sunlight, concerns have been raised about a decrease in Vitamin D levels particularly in at-risk groups. A deficiency of vitamin D may not only have an impact on bone health, but also immune function, mood and birth weight. Alongside calcium, vitamin D is considered one of the big 3required nutrients together with folic acid and omega 3-fatty acids. Vitamin D deficiency is more common in strict vegetarians (who avoid vitamin D-fortified dairy foods), dark-skinned people, alcoholics, and people suffering intestinal malabsorption disorders such as celiac disease, reduced liver or kidney function.

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  • Vitamin E
    600 IU

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  • Vitamin K
    (Also available from natural sources such as alfalfa, green leafy vegetables.)
    100 mcg

    Humans get most of their vitamin K from green vegetables in the form of vitamin K-1. The problem is that K-1 is tightly bound to plant fiber and only a small fraction absorbs into the bloodstream. Vitamin K-2 (menaquinones) is found in meat, eggs, and dairy products and is also made by bacteria in the human gut, which provides a certain amount of the human vitamin K requirement. Human studies show that vitamin K-2 is up to ten times more bioavailable than K-1. Vitamin K-2 remains biologically active in the body far longer than K-1. For instance, K-1 is rapidly cleared by the liver within eight hours, whereas measurable levels of K-2 (MK-7) have been detected 72 hours after ingestion.Vitamin K-1 is the form found in plants and vegetables and should be part of most peoples daily supplement regimen. Even more important is inclusion of the MK-4 and MK-7 forms of vitamin K-2. Based on data substantiating the long-acting effects of MK-7, it is now possible to ingest fewer total micrograms of vitamin K but achieve far higher sustained blood levels of this critical nutrient.

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  • Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
    (Primrose, Flaxseed, Salmon, & Fish Oils are good sources.)
    As directed on label.

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  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Micronutrients - Minerals
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Micronutrients - Optional Supplements
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    AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Allspice Leaf Oil
    Angelica Oil
    Anise Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Basil Oil
    Bay Laurel Oil
    Bay Oil
    Benzoin Oil
    Bergamot Oil
    Black Pepper Oil
    Chamomile (German) Oil
    Cajuput Oil
    Calamus Oil
    Camphor (White) Oil
    Caraway Oil
    Cardamom Oil
    Carrot Seed Oil
    Catnip Oil
    Cedarwood Oil
    Chamomile Oil
    Cinnamon Oil
    Citronella Oil
    Clary-Sage Oil
    Clove Oil
    Coriander Oil
    Cypress Oil
    Dill Oil
    Eucalyptus Oil
    Fennel Oil
    Fir Needle Oil
    Frankincense Oil
    Geranium Oil
    German Chamomile Oil
    Ginger Oil
    Grapefruit Oil
    Helichrysum Oil
    Hyssop Oil
    Iris-Root Oil
    Jasmine Oil
    Juniper Oil
    Labdanum Oil
    Lavender Oil
    Lemon-Balm Oil
    Lemongrass Oil
    Lemon Oil
    Lime Oil
    Longleaf-Pine Oil
    Mandarin Oil
    Marjoram Oil
    Mimosa Oil
    Myrrh Oil
    Myrtle Oil
    Neroli Oil
    Niaouli Oil
    Nutmeg Oil
    Orange Oil
    Oregano Oil
    Palmarosa Oil
    Patchouli Oil
    Peppermint Oil
    Peru-Balsam Oil
    Petitgrain Oil
    Pine-Long Leaf Oil
    Pine-Needle Oil
    Pine-Swiss Oil
    Rosemary Oil
    Rose Oil
    Rosewood Oil
    Sage Oil
    Sandalwood Oil
    Savory Oil
    Spearmint Oil
    Spikenard Oil
    Swiss-Pine Oil
    Tangerine Oil
    Tea-Tree Oil
    Thyme Oil
    Vanilla Oil
    Verbena Oil
    Vetiver Oil
    Violet Oil
    White-Camphor Oil
    Yarrow Oil
    Ylang-Ylang Oil
    Aromatherapy
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