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Benefits and potential benefits

June 13, 2000

Bioflavonoids - May promote circulation, help lower cholesterol levels and help prevent cataracts.

Vitamin B-6 - May help prevent kidney stones.

Calcium - Used in building bones and teeth and maintaining bone strength, helps with blood clotting, and prevents osteoporosis and possibly colon cancer.

Vitamin D - Helps the body absorb calcium.

Vitamin E - Protects vitamin A and essential fatty acids from oxidation in the body cells and prevents breakdown of body tissues; may help prevent prostate cancer in smokers.

Folate - A must for childbearing-age women, to reduce the risk of birth defects; possibly reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke or colon cancer.

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Iron - Carries oxygen in the blood and is especially important for menstruating women.

Vitamin K - May help strengthen bones.

Magnesium - May help control blood pressure and lower the risk of diabetes.

Niacin - Good for the circulation and nervous systems.

Potassium - Helps keep blood pressure from rising with age, benefits the nervous system and helps the body get more energy from food.

Riboflavin - Helps the body get more energy from food.

Thiamin - Good for the nervous system and helps the body get more energy from food.

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