Vitamin/Mineral Chart

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Vitamin/
Mineral

Synergistic Substances

Inhibitors

Direct Effect on Body

Symptoms of Deficiency

A Calcium, Phosphorous, Zinc, C, D, E*, F, Choline, B complex Alcohol, coffee, cortisone, mineral oil, excess Iron Tissue repair, infection resistance, produces visual purple for night vision, helps bones, teeth, hair and skin Rough skin with blemishes, dry hair, fatigue, itchy/burning eyes, night blindness, sinus and nasal trouble, prone to infection, allergies
Ailments Treated: Teeth and gums, allergies, asthma, heart disease, arthritis, migraines, stress, eczema, hepatitis, colds, bronchitis, athlete’s foot, alcoholism, acne, diabetes, cystitis

B Complex

Calcium, Phosphorus, C, E

Coffee, alcohol, infection, sleeping pills, birth control pills, stress, sugar

Metabolism, gastro-intestinal muscle tone, liver, eyes, nerves, hair, mouth, skin

Indigestion, constipation, high cholesterol, fatigue, dull hair, insomnia, dry skin, acne, anemia

Ailments Treated: Menstruation, barbiturate and alcohol abuse, migraines, weight, nausea, stress, hypoglycemia, allergies, hair loss, anemia, cystitis, heart disease, hypersensitive child

B1 Thiamine

Folic Acid, Niacin, Manganese*, Sulfur, C, E, B2, B Complex*

Fever, sugar, stress, raw clams, tobacco, surgery, alcohol, coffee

Circulation, growth, energy, brain capacity, organ and muscle tone, digestion, appetite, metabolism, blood building, hair, eyes, nervous system, heart function

Indigestion, heart pain, short of breath, numb extremities, loss of appetite, fatigue, irritability, nervousness, noise and pain sensitivity

Ailments Treated: Pain, heart rate and failure, stress, nausea, indigestion, constipation, alcoholism, diabetes, anemia, mental illness

B2 Riboflavin

Niacin, Phosphorus, C, B6**, B complex*

Tobacco, sugar, alcohol, coffee

Red blood cell formation, metabolism, cell respiration, eyes, nails, skin, hair, soft tissue

Mouth sores, itchy/burning eyes, indigestion, dizziness, cataracts, retarded growth

Ailments Treated: Arthritis, digestion, stress, diarrhea, athlete’s foot, diabetes, cataracts, acne, hair loss, alcoholism

B6 pyridoxine

Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, EFAs, Pantothenic Acid, C, B1, B2, B complex*

Birth control pills, radiation, tobacco, coffee, alcohol

Antibodies, Sodium/Potassium balance, fat and protein burning, digestion, nervous system, skin, blood building, muscle tone

Depression, dizziness, weakness, learning disabilities, irritability, arthritis, anemia, baldness, acne

Ailments Treated: High cholesterol, hair loss, nervous disorders, nausea, stress, weight, Atherosclerosis, oily face, mental, retardation, hypoglycemia, muscle disorders, cystitis, PMS (water retention)

B12 cobalamin

Choline, Inositol, Potassium, Sodium, C, B6*, B complex*

Laxatives, alcohol, tobacco, coffee

Blood building, cell life, metabolism, nervous system, appetite

Nervousness, anemia, weakness, motion and speech impediments

Ailments Treated: Allergies, fatigue, shingles, hypoglycemia, stress, asthma, bursitis, anemia, epilepsy, weight, insomnia, arthritis

Biotin

Folic Acid, Sulfur, Pantothenic Acid, C, B12, B Complex*

Egg whites (uncooked), coffee, alcohol

Fatty acid production, muscle tone, skin, Vitamin B absorption, cell growth, hair, metabolism

Fatigue, dry or colourless skin, poor appetite, insomnia, muscle pain, depression

Ailments Treated: Hair loss, eczema, dermatitis, leg cramps

Choline

Folic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Inositol*, A, B12, B complex

Coffee, sugar, alcohol

Nervous system, hair, lecithin production, fat & cholesterol metabolism, liver, gall bladder, kidneys, thymus gland

Stunted growth, heart disease, liver and kidney failure, fat intolerance, bleeding ulcers, high blood pressure

Ailments Treated: Headaches, hair loss, Atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, alcoholism, hypoglycemia, high blood pressure, insomnia, constipation, ear ringing, heart disease

Folic Acid folacin

Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, C, B12*, B Complex*

Tobacco, coffee, stress, alcohol

General growth, reproduction, digestion, metabolism, blood builder, appetite, liver, glands

Indigestion, stunted growth, gray hair, anemia

Ailments Treated: Atherosclerosis, hair loss, mental disturbances, stress, ulcers, menstruation, fatigue, diarrhea, anemia, alcoholism

Inositol

Linoleic Acid, Choline*, B12, B Complex*

Coffee, alcohol

Lower cholesterol, lecithin production, metabolism, hair, growth, slowing of Atherosclerosis

High cholesterol, eczema, baldness, eye problems, constipation

Ailments Treated: High cholesterol, hair loss, heart disease, weight, Atherosclerosis, constipation

Niacin niacinamide B3

Phosphorus*, C, B1, B2, B Complex*

Antibiotics, sugar, starch, alcohol, corn, coffee

Cholesterol breakdown, sex hormones, metabolism, digestion, general growth, circulation, nervous system, brain, liver, skin, tongue

Canker sores, depression, nervous disorders, insomnia, skin sores, nausea, muscular weakness, halitosis, fatigue, headache, lack of appetite

Ailments Treated: Hair loss, diarrhea, stress, bad circulation, leg cramps, halitosis, migraines, tooth decay, high blood pressure, acne

Pantothenic Acid B5

Biotin, Folic Acid, C, B6, B12, B Complex*

Coffee, alcohol

Metabolism, general growth, vitamin absorption, antibody production, digestion, nervous system, skin, adrenal gland

Ulcers, hypoglycemia, hair loss, muscle cramping, premature aging, nervous disorders, sore feet, vomiting, intestinal disorders, diarrhea, eczema

Ailments Treated: Hypoglycemia, hair loss, tooth decay, stress, indigestion, cystitis, allergies, arthritis

PABA para amino-benzoic acid

Folic Acid, C, B Complex*

Coffee, alcohol, Sulfa drugs

Blood builder, hair colour restoration, intestinal bacteria, metabolism, glands, skin

Depression, headache, constipation, indigestion, gray hair, fatigue, irritability

Ailments Treated: Gray hair, overactive thyroid, rheumatic fever, infertility, hair loss, parasite infection, skin blemishes & burns

Pangamic Acid B15 – Calcium Pangamate

C, E, B Complex*

Alcohol, coffee

Nervous system, glandular system, metabolism, cell respiration, heart, kidneys

Nervous disorders, glandular disorders, heart disease

Ailments Treated: Shortness of breath, emphysema, bad circulation, headache, rheumatism, early aging, high cholesterol, heart disease, asthma, Atherosclerosis, alcoholism, insomnia

C
ascorbic acid

All vitamins and minerals, Magnesium*, Calcium*, Bioflavanoids

Aspirin, antibiotics, tobacco, fever, cortisone, stress

Collagen production, tissue healing, iodine conservation, blood building, bone and tooth production, digestion, immune system, shock protection

Bleeding gums, nosebleeds, frequent infection, indigestion, cavities, capillary ruptures, anemia, bruising

Ailments Treated: Weight, high cholesterol, arthritis, infections, viruses, stress, tooth decay, allergies, Atherosclerosis, cystitis, colds, heart disease, hypoglycemia, hepatitis, hair loss

D

Choline, Calcium, Phosphorus, A, C, F

Mineral oil

Bone formation, nervous system, blood clotting, skin respiration, heart, thyroid gland, skin

Diarrhea, nervousness, bad metabolism, soft bones and teeth, insomnia, oral burning

Ailments Treated: Cystitis, stress, eczema, allergies, alcoholism, psoriasis, acne, arthritis

E d-alpha tocopherol

Inositol*, Manganese*, Selenium, Phosphorus*, A, C, F, B1, B Complex*

Chlorine, mineral oil, rancid fats, birth control pills

Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, anti-clot effect on blood, stronger capillaries, fertility, sexual potency, lung preservation, muscle and nerve preservation, slows aging

Dry hair, gastrointestinal disease, impotency, miscarriage, enlarged prostate, muscle wastage

Ailments Treated: Hair loss, crossed eyes, heart disease, menopause, menstruation, phlebitis, weight, varicose veins, allergies, diabetes, arthritis, high cholesterol, stress, angina, cystitis

F unsaturated fatty acids

Phosphorus, A, C, D, E

X-ray and other radiation

Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, fights atherosclerosis, organ respiration, general growth, blood coagulation, glands, nerves, skin, mucous membranes

Dry skin and hair, brittle nails, weight, varicose veins, acne, diarrhea, allergies, gall stones, eczema

Ailments Treated: Asthma, arthritis, weight, ulcers, psoriasis, hair loss, allergies, heart disease, high cholesterol, gall bladder problems

P bioflavonoids

C

Aspirin, antibiotics, tobacco, fever, cortisone, stress

Blood vessels, virus prevention, avoids bruising, capillary support, connective tissue, teeth

Bleeding gums, nosebleeds, frequent infection, indigestion, cavities, capillary ruptures, anemia, bruising

Ailments Treated: Colds, bleeding gums, eczema, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, fever, ulcers, rheumatism, asthma, dizziness, miscarriage

Calcium

Iron*, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus*, A*, C*, D*, F

Stress, not enough exercise

Blood clotting, bone and tooth formation, nerve transmission, muscle growth, heart rhythm, nervous system, skin, soft tissue

Ailments Treated: Foot/leg cramps, premenstrual tension, weight, symptoms of aging, arthritis, menopause, insomnia, menstruation, nervous disorders, rheumatism, osteoporosis

Chromium

None

None

Increased ability to use glucose, stable blood sugar level

Glucose intolerance (diabetes), Atherosclerosis

Ailments Treated: Hypoglycemia, diabetes

Copper

Cobalt, Iron, Zinc

Excess Zinc

Healing process, hair and skin color, bone formation, blood building

Labored breathing, skin sores, general weakness

Ailments Treated: Hair loss, anemia

Iodine

None

None

Metabolism and energy, physical and mental progress, thyroid gland, hair, teeth, nails, skin

Dry hair, irritability, cold extremities, nervous disorders, weight

Ailments Treated: Goiter, hair problems, hyperthyroidism, Atherosclerosis

Iron

Folic Acid, Calcium*, Cobalt, Copper*, Phosphorus, C*, B12

Excess Phosphorus, tea, coffee, excess Zinc

Stress, disease resistance, blood building

Labored breathing, anemia, constipation, brittle nails

Ailments Treated: Colitis, anemia, menstruation, alcoholism

Magnesium

Phosphorus, Calcium, C, D, B6*

None

Metabolism (Calcium, Vitamin C and blood sugar), acid balance, arteries, bones, teeth, nervous system, heart

Easily angered, confusion, rapid pulse, tremors, disorientation

Ailments Treated: High cholesterol, kidney stones, nervous disorders, stomach acid, weight, alcoholism, heart disease, prostate

Manganese

None

Excess Calcium or Phosphorus

Vitamin absorption, sexual hormones, skin. Enzymes, reproduction, growth, nervous system, brain, muscles

Ear ringing, muscle coordination failure, hearing loss, dizziness

Ailments Treated: Fatigue, allergies, diabetes, asthma

Potassium

Sodium**, B6

Cortisone, salt, sugar, laxatives, diuretics, alcohol, coffee, stress

Muscle clenching, nervous system, regular heartbeat, rapid growth, skin, kidneys, blood builder

Excess thirst, slow reflexes, irregular heartbeat, weakness, insomnia, dry skin, acne, constipation, muscular degeneration

Ailments Treated: Alcoholism, heart disease, allergies, colic, burns, diabetes, high blood pressure, acne

Sodium

Potassium**, D

Deficiency in Potassium

Cellular fluid, muscle contraction, lymph nodes, nervous system, blood builder

Excess gas, muscle degeneration, weight loss, vomiting, loss of appetite

Ailments Treated: Heat stroke, dehydration, fever

Zinc

Calcium, Copper, Phosphorus, A

Excess Calcium, deficiency in Phosphorus, alcohol

Healing, digestion, reproductive system, metabolism, prostate gland, heart, blood builder

Sexual immaturity, loss of appetite, wounds that won’t heal, stunted growth, sterility, fatigue

Ailments Treated: Cirrhosis, healing, high cholesterol, infertility, Atherosclerosis, alcoholism, hair loss, diabetes

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  1. Awesome blog! I found it because I wanted to start a blog where people can share their ideas to make things better. I guess that is very much along the lines of what an engineer does! Keep up the awesome work Arun!

  1. November 25th, 2010
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