Pharmacology A Patient Centered Study Set 1
Quiz 13 :
Vitamin and Mineral Replacement
B Folic acid deficiency during the first trimester of pregnancy can affect the development of the central nervous system (CNS)of the fetus,so women of childbearing age are encouraged to take folic acid.Other supplements are not necessary with a well-balanced diet unless a deficiency is noted.
D Vitamin A is stored in the liver for up to 2 years,and toxicity can occur.The effects of toxicity can be severe.Vitamin A is essential for the maintenance of eye function.Vitamin A can be obtained in foods.
B Vitamin D is needed for calcium absorption from the intestines and plays a major role in regulating calcium and phosphorus metabolism.