$4.99 Standard Shipping! See details
America's #1 Rated
Catalog/Internet Brand
Based on Customer Satisfaction
For Help or to Order 1-800-824-4491 Call or Chat
Eco Catalog
All

Glossary

Have you ever stumbled across an unfamiliar word when reading about vitamins and supplements? Health and wellness can be a complex adventure. Maybe a new product features ingredients you've never heard of. Or maybe you just need a reminder about a certain term. When a quick reference check is needed, visit our Natural Health Glossary for a brief definition (or a link to more detailed information in our Health Encyclopedia). Be sure to keep this helpful, easy-to-search resource one click away: bookmark it!

V

Valerian: (va-LAIR-ee-un) see valerian encyclopedia entry

Vanadium: (van-AY-dee-um) see vanadium encyclopedia entry

Vasoconstriction: (vas-oh-con-STRICT-shun) The constriction of blood vessels.

Vasodilation: (vas-oh-die-ah-LAY-shun) The dilation of blood vessels.

Vegan: (VEE-gun) Someone who eats no animal-derived foods.

Vegetarian: (ve-jah-TAIR-ee-an) Someone who doesn't eat meat.

Vitamin: (Vitamin) An organic compound essential for normal health.

Vitamin A: (Vitamin A) see vitamin A encyclopedia entry

Vitamin B-6: (Vitamin B-6) see vitamin B-6 encyclopedia entry

Vitamin B-12:(Vitamin B-12) see vitamin B-12 encyclopedia entry

Vitamin C: (Vitamin C) see vitamin C encyclopedia entry

Vitamin D: (Vitamin D) see vitamin D encyclopedia entry

Vitamin E: (Vitamin E) see vitamin E encyclopedia entry

Vitamin K: (Vitamin K) see vitamin K encyclopedia entry

Vitreous: (VI-tree-us) The transparent, colorless mass of gel that lies behind the lens and in front of the retina in the eye.

back to top

W

Water-soluble: (water SOLL-yoo-ball) Dissolves in water. Water-soluble vitamins like the B vitamins and vitamin C cannot be stored in the body.

White blood cells: (white blood cells) Blood cells without hemoglobin that enter tissues to fight infection.

White Willow: (white willow) see white willow encyclopedia entry

Wild Yam: (wild yam) see wild yam encyclopedia entry

X

Y

Yohimbe: (yo-HIM-bay) see yohimbe encyclopedia entry

Z

Zinc: (zink)An essential mineral used to make many enzymes and hormones. see zinc encyclopedia entry

back to top

New to Natural Health?
Tools
  • Text Resize: A  A
  • Email this pagePrint
  • Bookmark and Share
Customer Service
  • Live Chat
    (8am-11pm Central Time daily)
  • Call Us
  • Para Ordenes en Español
  • 1-800-254-1885
Loco for Coco?
close popup
No Thanks

Your 10% Off Promo Code is on the Way! Thanks for signing up for emails.

You're now signed up to receive exclusive deals and savings opportunities!

Thanks again for connecting with us. Keep an eye on your inbox — your first coupon is on its way!

Thank You! This email address is already signed up

You are signed up for the following:

  • Offers
  • Recipes
  • E-Newsletter
  • Updates & Reminders

Thank you for your interest and be assured that you will continue to receive our emails at this address.

Look for your next communication from us within the next week.

Oops!

We are having trouble processing your request.

Our apologies!

Please try again later.