Nutrition

Quick Reference Guide

It can be very difficult to get all of the vitamins and minerals your body needs through food alone. The supplements provided by Pure North help to ensure your body is getting the vitamins and minerals it needs.

Vitamins have many health benefits including the ability to prevent and treat various diseases. They also facilitate many of the body’s mechanisms and perform functions that are not performed by any other nutrients.

Nutrient Benefits Chart

Vitamins have many health benefits including the ability to prevent and treat various diseases. They also facilitate many of the body’s mechanisms and perform functions that are not performed by any other nutrients.

The following chart has been developed as a quick reference guide to the benefits and conditions each vitamin may help prevent.

Fat Soluble Vitamins

Vitamin A

Fat Soluble Vitamins
Beneficial For

Immune system, vision, mucus membrane and skin

May Help Prevent

Night blindness, more frequent infections, poor skin/acne

Vitamin D3

Fat Soluble Vitamins
Beneficial For

Calcium absorption and deposition, immune system balance, control of cell proliferation (cancer prevention), regulation of 2,000 genes, wellness and mood

May Help Prevent

Osteoporosis, rickets, cancer, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, asthma, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, infections, depression and the flu

Natural Vitamin E (gamma tocopherol and mixed tocopherols and mixed tocotrienols)

Fat Soluble Vitamins
Beneficial For

Antioxidant, healthy cells

May Help Prevent

Heart disease, cancer, counteract the development of hardening of the arteries, abnormal cholesterol

Vitamin K2 (MK-7)

Fat Soluble Vitamins
Beneficial For

Calcium deposition into bones rather than arteries

May Help Prevent

Osteoporosis, heart disease, bleeding disorders

Water Soluble Vitamins

Vitamin C

Water Soluble Vitamins
Beneficial For

Collagen formation, antioxidant blood coagulation, immune system

May Help Prevent

Scurvy, infections, heart disease, cancer

Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

Water Soluble Vitamins
Beneficial For

Production of energy, normal metabolism

May Help Prevent

Fatigue, burning feet – complication of diabetes

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)

Water Soluble Vitamins
Beneficial For

Production of energy, glutathione production

May Help Prevent

Fatigue, mouth inflammation, migraines, psoriasis

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal 5’ phosphate)

Water Soluble Vitamins
Beneficial For

Protein metabolism, estrogen detoxification, absorption of magnesium, nervous system

May Help Prevent

Premenstrual syndrome, magnesium deficiency, nerve pain, cardiovascular disease, skin disorders, dizziness, mood disorders

Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin)

Water Soluble Vitamins
Beneficial For

Autoimmune, neurological disorders, haemoglobin production, nerve cell function, energy

May Help Prevent

Depression, fatigue, headaches, mental decline, muscle weakness and energy

Betaine HCI

Water Soluble Vitamins
Beneficial For

Homocysteine detoxification (a toxic waste product)

May Help Prevent

Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease

Biotin

Water Soluble Vitamins
Beneficial For

Fat and amino acid metabolism

May Help Prevent

Skin inflammation, depression, nerve tingling

Folic Acid (5-MTHF)

Water Soluble Vitamins
Beneficial For

DNA synthesis and repair, homocysteine detoxification

May Help Prevent

Neural tube defects, heart disease, depression, memory loss

Niacin

Water Soluble Vitamins
Beneficial For

Energy production, cholesterol metabolism, neurotransmitters

May Help Prevent

Depression, fatigue, memory loss, abnormal cholesterol

Niacinamide

Water Soluble Vitamins
Beneficial For

Energy production, fat metabolism, gene repair

May Help Prevent

Diarrhea, depression, anxiety, osteoarthritis

Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5)

Water Soluble Vitamins
Beneficial For

Energy production, metabolism of fats, proteins, carbohydrates

May Help Prevent

Fatigue, anxiety, numbness, sleep disorders, burning feet

Minerals

Boron Citrate

Minerals
Beneficial For

Bone building and testosterone production

May Help Prevent

Osteoporosis, low testosterone

Calcium

Minerals
Beneficial For

Bones and teeth, muscle contraction

May Help Prevent

Osteoporosis, poor blood clotting, poor teeth, prostate cancer

Chromium

Minerals
Beneficial For

Sugar metabolism

May Help Prevent

Diabetes

Copper

Minerals
Beneficial For

Iron metabolism, skin formation, bones, burns

May Help Prevent

Anemia, low while cell count, loss of skin colour, weak arteries

Iodine

Minerals
Beneficial For

Thyroid hormone synthesis, breast health

May Help Prevent

Fibrocystic breast disease, thyroid health

Magnesium

Minerals
Beneficial For

Energy production, gene synthesis, normal metabolism, muscle relaxation

May Help Prevent

Asthma, heart disease, fibromyalgia, diabetes, osteoporosis, cramps, headaches, blood pressure, insomnia

Manganese Citrate

Minerals
Beneficial For

Antioxidant

May Help Prevent

More rapid aging, poor wound healing, inflammation

Molybdenum Citrate

Minerals
Beneficial For

Sulphur metabolism, gout prevention

May Help Prevent

Asthma, sulphite sensitivity, chronic aches and pains

Selenium (selenomethionine)

Minerals
Beneficial For

Glutathione production, antioxidant, thyroid hormone

May Help Prevent

Hypothyroidism, cancer, heart problems, burns

Vanadium Citrate

Minerals
Beneficial For

Insulin response

May Help Prevent

Diabetes

Zinc

Minerals
Beneficial For

Immune response, neurological function, reproduction, skin

May Help Prevent

Infections, eczema, poor wound healing, abnormal taste, acne

Other Nutrients

Citrus Bioflavonoids

Other Nutrients
Beneficial For

Antioxidant, skin strength, detoxification

May Help Prevent

Allergies, inflammation, cancer, hypertension

Hesperidin

Other Nutrients
Beneficial For

Antioxidant, skin strength, cholesterol metabolism

May Help Prevent

Allergies, inflammation, easy bruising, cancer, haemorrhoids

Quercetin (Theraquercetin)

Other Nutrients
Beneficial For

Strong antioxidant, natural antihistamine

May Help Prevent

Strong anti-allergic effects, allergic rhinitis, asthma, skin disease

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Other Nutrients
Beneficial For

Energy production, antioxidant, glutathione production, toxic metal elimination, insulin sensitivity

May Help Prevent

Difficulty eliminating toxic metals, diabetes, vertigo, neuropathy, hepatitis

Bilberry Extract

Other Nutrients
Beneficial For

Antioxidant, cancer prevention, connective tissue

May Help Prevent

Macular (eye) degeneration, cancer, varicose veins

Choline

Other Nutrients
Beneficial For

Normal cell function, neurotransmitters, homocysteine detoxification

May Help Prevent

Liver disease, heart disease, anxiety, mental disorders, asthma

Coenzyme Q10 (BioQ10)

Other Nutrients
Beneficial For

Energy production, antioxidant, heart health

May Help Prevent

More rapid aging, fatigue, heart disease, muscle pain and weakness

Green Tea Phytosome

Other Nutrients
Beneficial For

Antioxidant, detoxification, cancer prevention

May Help Prevent

Cardiovascular disease, cancer

Inositol

Other Nutrients
Beneficial For

Cell signalling, insulin function, fat metabolism

May Help Prevent

Depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, cyst on the ovaries

N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC)

Other Nutrients
Beneficial For

Antioxidant, detoxification, suppressing addictions, breakdown of mucus

May Help Prevent

Heavy metal toxicity, addictive behaviour, asthma, bronchitis

Lutein

Other Nutrients
Beneficial For

Protects retina (eye), antioxidant

May Help Prevent

Retina (eye) degeneration, cataracts

Lycopene

Other Nutrients
Beneficial For

Antioxidant, heart health

May Help Prevent

More rapid aging, cancer, heart disease

Curcumin Phytosome

Other Nutrients
Beneficial For

Antioxidant, detoxification, anti-inflammatory

May Help Prevent

Protects against age-related brain damage, in particular, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis

Rosemarry

Other Nutrients
Beneficial For

Antioxidant, immune system, improves circulation and digestion

May Help Prevent

Increase blood flow to the head and brain, improving concentration

Disclaimers
The statements above have not been reviewed or evaluated by Health Canada. Some of the statements above are still undergoing evaluation within the scientific and medical community. Dietary supplements are not meant to be used as a replacement for medication. Although considered safe, dietary supplements can have side effects. Most side effects are mild but more severe reactions can also occur. Side effects associated with dietary supplements can include, but are not limited to interaction with medication, nausea, digestive complaints, diarrhoea, allergic reactions, skin rash, sleep disturbances, heart attack, liver failure and hypothyroidism.

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