The term vitamin is derived from the words vital and amine, because vitamins are required for life and were originally thought to be amines. Where to get it: Tomatoes are the best-known source of lycopene, and sure enough, tomato products—such as sauces, pastes, and purees—contain up to 75 mg per cup Raw, unprocessed tomatoes aren’t as lycopene-rich, however, and watermelon actually contains more per serving: about 12 mg per wedge, versus about 3 mg per tomato.
It is also used for hay fever, treating a bowel condition that includes swelling and ulcers (ulcerative colitis), removing dead and damaged tissue after a burn (debridement), preventing the collection of water in the lung (pulmonary edema), relaxing muscles, stimulating muscle contractions, slowing clotting, improving the absorption of antibiotics, preventing cancer, shortening labor, and helping the body get rid of fat.
All forms of multivitamin supplements designed for people with CF include vitamin K, but not all over-the-counter multivitamins do. If you are not using multivitamin supplements designed specifically for people with CF, be sure to check the ingredient label and choose one that contains vitamin K.
Our vitamin supplements contain precisely researched doses of key vitamins in well-tolerated, bioavailable forms and easy-to-use formats such as lozenges, vegetarian capsules, chewables and powders, with specialized formulations available for children, seniors, and women.
Organic substances that are necessary in the diet, in very small quantities, for normal growth and health: the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for any vitamin, widely quoted on food and drink labels, is less than 200 mg. Originally identified by alleviation of conditions caused by their deficiency (e.g. of scurvy in ships’ crews in the 1750s by providing citrus fruit, the vital component being found later to be ascorbic acid, vitamin C). Nowadays hypovitaminosis due to lack of one or more vitamins is rare on a well-balanced diet, although occasionally an athlete may suffer from a deficiency, e.g. if dieting for weight loss or eliminating particular foods or food groups from the diet.