The Importance of Vitamins

Did you know that you can maintain a fairly healthy diet and still develop a serious health disorder? You can actually develop a disorder if your body lacks sufficient vitamins and minerals. Our bodies need to consume a certain amount of vitamins on a daily basis in order for it to function properly and remain healthy. Even if you eat balanced meals everyday, you could still lack the necessary vitamins.

Common Causes of Vitamin Deficiency

There are a variety of causes of vitamin deficiency. For instance, a person who has poor eating habits can have a vitamin deficiency. Many foods that are high in fat, such as fried foods, sugary drinks and other junk food items lack vitamins. There are even certain medications that can hinder the absorption of vitamins.

A person who has a vitamin deficiency will experience a variety of symptoms. For example, if you lack vitamins A, B1 and B2, you may experience anemia, loss of appetite, emotional problems, chapped lips, etc.

Vitamins serve as buffers when your diet doesn’t necessarily meet your daily requirements. For example, let’s say that you include vegetables with your lunch and dinner. You still may not have met your daily requirements. Taking vitamins can make up for the lack of vitamins in your body. So, even if you maintain a healthy diet that includes fruit and vegetables, you still need to consume a sufficient amount of vitamins each day.

Key Components of Vitamins

There are a few important components of vitamins that a supplement should contain. For instance, Vitamins, B6, B12, D, E and folic acid are very important. One important vitamin everyone should consume is vitamin B. Vitamin B will not only help prevent certain heart ailments, it can even help fight against cancer. There have been several medical studies that have proven that daily intake of vitamin B can help reduce the risk of cancer.

Recent studies have also shown that maintaining a proper diet and daily exercise is not enough to remain healthy. Vitamins must also be a part of our daily diet.

Here is a short list of vitamins and their benefits:

Vitamin A helps prevent, acne, infections, skin disorders and eye disorders. It is also good for healing of wounds.

Vitamin B1 can prevent heart diseases, indigestion, blood circulation, body metabolism and brain development.

Vitamin B2 is great for immunity, anemia, skin disorders, body metabolism and the nervous system.

Vitamin B3 can prevent high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, migraines and certain heart disorders.

Vitamin B5 can reduce stress, high cholesterol arthritis, infections and skin disorders.

Vitamin B6 can minimize stress, insomnia, diabetes, piles, morning sickness and even motion sickness.

Vitamin B7 is great for skin disorders, hair care and body metabolism.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, helps bind cells together, strengthens the blood vessel walls, helps maintain healthy gums, aids in the absorption of iron from food, and renders protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

Vitamin D is necessary for maintaining bone & teeth health and building immunity. It aids the process of calcium metabolism.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant. It protects red blood cells and supports cardiovascular & nervous system health. It is required for maintaining good skin, immunity, reproductive system and to prevent ageing.

Vitamin K is an essential factor for blood clotting. It is also an important vitamin for keeping your bones healthy.

Last but certainly not least, vitamins are an excellent supplement to use that can help you maintain good health regardless of your age.

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