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Supports skin and immune health • Helps in connective tissue formation and to maintain healthy skin • Helps to maintain eyesight, skin, membranes and immune function • Helps to prevent vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E deficiency • Provides 7500 IU of vitamin A and 50 IU of vitamin E per dose • Includes 100 mg of vitamin C and 10 mg of zinc per dose TIM is a multi-vitamin supplement that also contains glandular extracts. Vitamin E is an important antioxidant, and donates an electron to prevent the oxidation of LDL and lipid membranes.1 The stable vitamin E radical produced can be recycled by vitamin C, the most valuable aqueous antioxidant, demonstrating how these two vitamins synergistically help maintain good health.1 Vitamin C is also necessary for the synthesis of collagen, the primary structural protein found in connective tissue.1 As collagen is the main protein involved in wound healing, deficiencies in vitamin C may lead to the impaired healing of wounds.2 Vitamin A also contributes to maintaining healthy skin by preserving the skin-s barrier integrity.3 It increases the proliferation of dividing cells in the epidermis, compacts the outer epidermal layer that consists of dead cells, and increases the number of glycosaminoglycans - polysaccharides that help hydrate the skin.3 Vitamin A also helps maintain immune function by stimulating the development of lymphocytes, including natural killer and T and B cells.4 Zinc further contributes to maintaining immune health by stimulating cell division in lymphocytes and increasing their phagocytic activity.5 NPN 80037906 08305 1. Combs, GF. (2012). The Vitamins (4th ed.). USA: Elsevier. 2. Campos, ACL, Groth, AK, Branco, AB. Assessment and nutritional aspects of wound healing. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care. 2008; 11: 281-288. 3. Mukherjee, S, Date, A, Patravale, V, Korting, HC, Roeder, A, Weindl, G. Retinoids in the treatment of skin aging: an overview of clinical ef-cacy and safety. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2006; 1(4): 327-348. 4. Ruhl, R. Effects of dietary retinoids and carotenoids on immune development. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 2007; 66: 458-469. 5. Chasapis, CT, Spiliopoulou, CA, Loutsidou, AC, Stefanidou, ME. Zinc and human health: an update. Arch Toxicol. 2012; 86: 521-534.

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