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The Vitamin Shelf

Your body needs vitamins to form blood cells, build strong bones, and regulate the nervous system, but it can't generate them on its own. Here are the FDA's daily values for essential vitamins and the foods that contain them.


VITAMIN A - DAILY VALUE: 5,000 international units


VITAMIN B1 (THIAMIN) - DAILY VALUE: 1.5 milligrams


VITAMIN B2 (RIBOFLAVIN) - DAILY VALUE: 1.7 milligrams


VITAMIN B3 (NIACIN) - DAILY VALUE: 20 milligrams


VITAMIN B5 (PANTOTHENIC ACID) - DAILY VALUE: 7 milligrams


VITAMIN B6 (PYROXIDINE) - DAILY VALUE: 2.0 milligrams


VITAMIN B12 - DAILY VALUE: 6.0 micrograms
VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID) - DAILY VALUE: 60 micrograms

VITAMIN D - DAILY VALUE: 400 international units


VITAMIN E - DAILY VALUE: 30 international units


BIOTIN (VITAMIN B) - DAILY VALUE: 300 micrograms


FOLATE (VITAMIN B) (Also called Folacin or folic acid) - DAILY VALUE: 400 micrograms

SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration


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