What are the Health Benefits of Huel?

'Is Huel healthy?' is a question we get asked a lot – here are just a few reasons why Huel is good for you.

First things first – we know that health claims aren’t sexy or fun, but science and nutrition are at the heart of what we do at Huel, so it's pretty important that we walk the walk when it comes to talking about how healthy Huel is.

Each of the vitamins, minerals and nutrients in every Huel meal has a role to play in helping your body run smoothly. Each one of these health benefits – and they vary between all the different Huel products – has been scientifically backed and EU-approved, and we've broken them all down so you don't have to.

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The Health Benefits of Huel

1. Alpha-linolenic acid

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

Caveat: Beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of ALA

Products: Huel Powder v3.0, Black EditionReady-to-drink

2. Biotin

What it does: Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

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3. Biotin

What it does: Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

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4. Biotin

What it does: Contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism

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5. Biotin

What it does: Contributes to normal psychological function

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6. Biotin

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal hair

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7. Biotin

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes

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8. Biotin

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

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9. Calcium

What it does: Contributes to normal blood clotting

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10. Calcium

What it does: Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

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11. Calcium

What it does: Contributes to normal muscle function

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12. Calcium

What it does: Contributes to normal neurotransmission

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13. Calcium

What it does: Contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes

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14. Calcium

What it does: Has a role in the process of cell division and specialisation

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15. Calcium

What it does: Needed for the maintenance of normal bones

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16. Calcium

What it does: Needed for the maintenance of normal teeth

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17. Carbohydrate

What it does: Contribute to the maintenance of normal brain function

Caveat: Beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 130 g of carbohydrates from all sources

Products: Huel Powder v3.0 and RTD

18. Chloride

What it does: Contributes to normal digestion by production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach

Products: All Huel products except Bar v3.1

19. Choline

What it does: Contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism

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20. Choline

What it does: Contributes to normal lipid metabolism

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21. Choline

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal liver function

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22. Chromium

What it does: Contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism

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23. Chromium

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels

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24. Copper

What it does: Contributes to maintenance of normal connective tissues

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25. Copper

What it does: Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

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26. Copper

What it does: Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

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27. Copper

What it does: Contributes to normal hair pigmentation

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28. Copper

What it does: Contributes to normal iron transport in the body

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29. Copper

What it does: Contributes to normal skin pigmentation

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30. Copper

What it does: Contributes to the normal function of the immune system

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31. Copper

What it does: Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

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32. Folate

What it does: Contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy

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33. Folate

What it does: Contributes to normal amino acid synthesis

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34. Folate

What it does: Contributes to normal blood formation

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35. Folate

What it does: Contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism

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36. Folate

What it does: Contributes to normal psychological function

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37. Folate

What it does: Contributes to the normal function of the immune system

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38. Folate

What it does: Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

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39. Folate

What it does: Has a role in the process of cell division

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40. Iodine

What it does: Contributes to normal cognitive function.

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41. Iodine

What it does: Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

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42. Iodine

What it does: Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

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43. Iodine

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

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44. Iodine

What it does: Contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function

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45. Iron

What it does: Contributes to normal cognitive function.

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46. Iron

What it does: Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

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47. Iron

What it does: Contributes to normal formation of red blood cells and heamoglobin

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48. Iron

What it does: Contributes to normal oxygen transport in the body

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49. Iron

What it does: Contributes to the normal function of the immune system

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50. Iron

What it does: Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

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51. Iron

What it does: Has a role in the process of cell division

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52. Manganese

What it does: Contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue

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53. Manganese

What it does: Contributes to electrolyte balance

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54. Manganese

What it does: Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism Products: All Huel products

55. Manganese

What it does: Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

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56. Manganese

What it does: Contributes to normal muscle function

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57. Manganese

What it does: Contributes to normal protein synthesis

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58. Manganese

What it does: Contributes to normal psychological function

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59. Manganese

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

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60. Manganese

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth

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61. Manganese

What it does: Has a role in the process of cell division

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62. Manganese

What it does: Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

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63. Manganese

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

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64. Manganese

What it does: Contributes to the normal formation of connective tissue

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65. Manganese

What it does: Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

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66. Molybdenum

What it does: Contributes to normal sulphur amino acid metabolism

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67. Niacin

What it does: Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

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68. Niacin

What it does: Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

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69. Niacin

What it does: Contributes to normal psychological function

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70. Niacin

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes

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71. Niacin

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

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72. Niacin

What it does: Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

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73. Pantothenic acid

What it does: Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

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74. Pantothenic acid

What it does: Contributes to normal mental performance

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75. Pantothenic acid

What it does: Contributes to normal synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin D and some neurotransmitters

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76. Pantothenic acid

What it does: Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

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77. Phosphorus

What it does: Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

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78. Phosphorus

What it does: Contributes to normal function of cell membranes

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79. Phosphorus

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

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80. Potassium

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth

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81. Potassium

What it does: Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

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82. Potassium

What it does: Contributes to normal muscle function

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83. Potassium

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure

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84. Protein

What it does: Contributes to a growth in muscle mass

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85. Protein

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass

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86. Protein

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

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87. Oleic Acid

What it does: Replacing saturated fats in the diet with unsaturated fats contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. Oleic acid is an unsaturated fat.

Products: Huel Powder v3.0, Black Edition, RTD (Vanilla, Berry and Banana only), Hot & Savoury (Tomato & Herb, Mexican Chilli, Madras and Sweet & Sour only)

88. Monounsaturated and/or polyunsaturated fatty acids

What they do: Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in the diet contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. MUFA and PUFA are unsaturated fats

Products: Huel Powder v3.0, Black Edition, RTD (Vanilla, Berry and Banana only), Hot & Savoury (Tomato & Herb, Mexican Chilli, Madras and Sweet & Sour only)

89. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

What it does: Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

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90. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

What it does: Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

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91. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes

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92. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal red blood cells

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93. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

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94. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal vision

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95. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

What it does: Contributes to the normal metabolism of iron

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96. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

What it does: Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

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97. Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

What it does: Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

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98. Selenium

What it does: Contributes to normal spermatogenesis

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99. Selenium

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal hair

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100. Selenium

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal nails

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101. Selenium

What it does: Contributes to the normal function of the immune system

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102. Selenium

What it does: Contributes to the normal thyroid function

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103. Selenium

What it does: Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

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104. Thiamine

What it does: Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

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105. Thiamine

What it does: Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

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106. Thiamine

What it does: Contributes to normal psychological function

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107. Thiamine

What it does: Contributes to the normal function of the heart

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108. Vitamin A

What it does: Contributes to normal iron metabolism

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109. Vitamin A

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes

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110. Vitamin A

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

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111. Vitamin A

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal vision

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112. Vitamin A

What it does: Contributes to the normal function of the immune system

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113. Vitamin A

What it does: Has a role in the process of cell specialisation

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114. Vitamin B12

What it does: Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

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115. Vitamin B12

What it does: Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

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116. Vitamin B12

What it does: Contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism

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117. Vitamin B12

What it does: Contributes to normal psychological function

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118. Vitamin B12

What it does: Contributes to normal red blood cell formation

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119. Vitamin B12

What it does: Contributes to the normal function of the immune system

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120. Vitamin B12

What it does: Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

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121. Vitamin B12

What it does: Has a role in the process of cell division

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122. Vitamin B6

What it does: Contributes to normal cysteine synthesis

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123. Vitamin B6

What it does: Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

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124. Vitamin B6

What it does: Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

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125. Vitamin B6

What it does: Contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism

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126. Vitamin B6

What it does: Contributes to normal protein and glycogen metabolism

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127. Vitamin B6

What it does: Contributes to normal psychological function

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128. Vitamin B6

What it does: Contributes to normal red blood cell formation

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129. Vitamin B6

What it does: Contributes to the normal function of the immune system

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130. Vitamin B6

What it does: Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

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131. Vitamin B6

What it does: Contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity

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132. Vitamin C

What it does: Contributes to maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise

Caveat: Food provides a daily intake of 200mg of vitamin C. Information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200 mg in addition to the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.

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133. Vitamin C

What it does: Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels

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134. Vitamin C

What it does: Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones

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135. Vitamin C

What it does: Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage Products: All Huel products

136. Vitamin C

What it does: Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of gums

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137. Vitamin C

What it does: Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin

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138. Vitamin C

What it does: Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of teeth

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139. Vitamin C

What it does: Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

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140. Vitamin C

What it does: Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

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141. Vitamin C

What it does: Contributes to normal psychological function

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142. Vitamin C

What it does: Contributes to the normal function of the immune system

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143. Vitamin C

What it does: Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

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144. Vitamin C

What it does: Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

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145. Vitamin C

What it does: Contributes to the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E

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146. Vitamin C

What it does: Increases iron absorption

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147. Vitamin D

What it does: Contributes to normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus

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148. Vitamin D

What it does: Contributes to normal blood calcium levels

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149. Vitamin D

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

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150. Vitamin D

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function

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151. Vitamin D

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth

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152. Vitamin D

What it does: Contributes to the normal function of the immune system

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153. Vitamin D

What it does: Has a role in the process of cell division

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154. Vitamin E

What it does: Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

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155. Vitamin K

What it does: Contributes to normal blood clotting

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156. Vitamin K

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

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157. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to normal DNA synthesis

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158. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to normal acid-base metabolism

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159. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to normal carbohydrate metabolism

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160. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to normal cognitive function

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161. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to normal fertility and reproduction

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162. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism

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163. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to normal metabolism of fatty acids

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164. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to normal metabolism of vitamin A

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165. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to normal protein synthesis

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166. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

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167. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal hair

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168. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal nails

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169. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

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170. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood

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171. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to the maintenance of normal vision

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172. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to the normal function of the immune system

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173. Zinc

What it does: Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

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174. Zinc

What it does: Has a role in the process of cell division

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175. Foods with a low or reduced content of saturated fatty acids

What they do: Reducing consumption of saturated fat contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

Products: Complete Protein Powder

176. Foods with a low or reduced content of sodium

What they do: Reducing consumption of sodium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure

Products: RTD

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