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Solving vitamin confusion: Ali Holman sorts through the best options

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Go to any vitamin or retail store and walk in the vitamin aisle. Confused much?! There are so many options, but what are some basics you should check out to improve your health?

FOX 9 Fitness Expert Ali Holman stopped by to solve the vitamin confusion and sift through some of the best options for your health.

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1. B Complex

This vitamin has many functions, but the most important ones for dieters to know about are normalizing appetite, helping you digest your food, and establishing a healthy metabolism. B vitamins help the enzymatic system. They convert glucose and fatty acids into energy. B Complex also helps the adrenal glands, which determines how much fat is deposited in your body, so you want them functioning optimally.

2. Vitamin A

Vitamin A is great for your skin and hair, helps lower cholesterol and quite literally helps every cell in your body as it acts as an antioxidant

3. Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that protects cell membranes and other fat-soluble parts of the body, such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol from damage. It also provides support for the cardiovascular and immune system. It also is said to be great for skin and called an anti-aging supplement.

4. Vitamin C

Of course you know that this vitamin helps your immune system, but it also is good for your thyroid. Your thyroid secretes thyroxin, which helps manage the body's glucose levels and also impacts your weight.

5. Fish Oil

Fish oil helps you to increase your metabolism. Your body needs Omega 3 fatty acids to give the signal that your body is full. Fish oils are full of these fatty acids, allowing you to last longer between meals without feeling like you must eat to survive. The Omega 3s in fish oil also stimulate your body to produce leptin, a metabolism-regulating hormone. Another way that fish oils help with weight loss is that they help activate enzymes that can actually burn fat.

5. Vitamin K

Vitamin K improves blood health and prevents blood clots., which are a major cause of heart attacks and stroke

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