Tag: Vitamins

Importance of Vitamins & Minerals

The study of vitamins and minerals has been on for a fair amount of time now and a lot is known about the roles of each in a body. We also know a lot about what happens if too much or too little of any one is ingested. Research is an ongoing process to learn as much as posible about the effects of these vitamins and minerals on the physiological functioning of the body. The Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences are constantly reviewing the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA).

All vitamins can be obtained directly from food with the exception of vitamins D, B5 and B7 which are obtained in part from different sources. B5 or Pantothenic acid can be absorbed by the body from a ten minute stint in the midday sun which will give an adult half of the …

When Body Lacks Vitamins

For instance, people who do not have enough of the vitamins A, B1 and B2 suffer from recurring tiredness, mental or emotional disturbances, loss of appetite and chapped lips, among others.

The common causes of these vitamin deficiencies include poor eating habits, alcoholism, emotional stress, the improper absorption of vitamins and minerals (usually due to liver or intestinal disorders), the intake of medicines that interfere with the ingestion of vitamins and lack of exposure to sunlight.

If you constantly feel sluggish and suffer from chronic health-related inconveniences, you might be short of the vitamins your body needs to function properly. Doctors will usually prescribe supplements that address the lack of vitamins and minerals in the body. However, also keep in mind not to overdo it, as an excess of vitamins can also be harmful.

Do you still need to take vitamins even if you maintain a healthy diet? The answer …

Prenatal Vitamins

In general most people do not take in the recommended amount of vitamins and minerals required by the body for optimum function.

When pregnant, a mother is going to need even more of these vitamins and minerals to cope with the extra demand from the baby to keep both of them healthy.

Vitamin supplements are a good, easy way to increase your intake. It is important, however, to realize that they are a supplement and should never be used in place of a balanced diet. Vitamins are absorbed easiest by the body when taken from natural food such as fruit and vegetables. The right amounts are not always possible and that is when supplements come into play.

Prenatal vitamins are different to normal multi-vitamins; they are designed to meet the needs of pregnant women so contain a slightly different mix of ingredients, including the 3 most important ones.

Calcium – …

Types of Vitamins

Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble vitamins. They are found in foods that contain fats and oils. For example Vitamin A can be obtained by eating fat-containing dairy products and liver. Limited amounts of Vitamin D are provided by consumption of dairy products and egg yolks. Vegetable oils contain Vitamin E. Fat soluble fats are absorbed in the intestine and stored in the body.

The water-soluble vitamins, Vitamin B and Vitamin C, cannot be stored by the body. The water-soluble vitamins are absorbed directly into the blood stream. During one 24-hour period, if a person consumes more Vitamin B or more Vitamin C than he or she needs, that person has no way to store the unused vitamins. Those excess vitamins are lost in the sweat or the urine. Water-soluble vitamins must be included in the daily diet, so that used and lost vitamins can be replaced every …

Multiple Vitamins

Although, the view of many dietitians today is that you should look past just the basic multivitamin supplements and mineral supplements if you are truly serious about the health of you and your loved ones. In fact many researchers say you should be looking at the multinutrient supplements called nutraceuticals.

We should now look closer at why so many people are now looking at more than just the rating of multiple vitamins.

I would like to start off by saying that vitamins and minerals are very important to your health. With that being said, I would now like to tell you that there is much research being done on other nutrients that show a positive effect on the body when it comes to optimum health.

As you all know there are lots of vitamins that have many antioxidants which are great for the body.

Substances in the body that can …

Liquid Multi Vitamins

Multivitamins are one of the most important single supplements that can be consumed not just by bodybuilders and athletes but also by people who suffer from deficiencies of various vitamins.

For the human body to perform at its maximum potential, it must be fed with a vast and complex array of vital nutrients and vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B, Vitamin K among other important vitamins. Becoming deficient in just one of the essential vitamins breaks down the metabolic pathway, that produces optimum efficiency as a result performance declines. Thus daily consumption of a high-potency multivitamin helps in ensuring the presence of essential cofactors necessary for thousands of metabolic reactions which otherwise due to deficiencies can cause impairments to many of the enzymatic processes that take place in the human body.

Vitamins are naturally occurring substances that are found in the normal diet of people but due to the popularity …

Vitamins for the Recovering Alcoholic

Alcoholics often replace food consumption with alcohol. Unfortunately, the calories gained from alcohol are what are frequently referred to as “empty calories.” That is, they are calories lacking nutrients and of little value to the body. Additionally, alcohol gets in the way of the body absorbing and using the vitamins and minerals of the food that the alcoholic does eat. The combined effect is to leave the alcoholic nutrient poor.

Individuals in recovery can benefit from a healthy diet and a vitamin regimen.* Vitamin B in general, and particularly vitamins B1 (thiamin), B3 (niacin) and B5 (Pantothenic Acid) play a role in turning sugars into energy. Pork is one of the best sources of B1, other sources include cereals and nuts. B2 can also be found in pork and fortified cereals, as well as, salmon and swordfish. Whole grains, milk, eggs, and liver are perhaps the best food sources for …

Potency Multi Vitamins

We believe that people who are in general good health, in other words, are not suffering from any serious health problems, should not take these types of vitamins, although many marketers of so called health companies will lead people to believe otherwise. There are health risks in doing so if you people do take such vitamins.

Many people aren’t aware of many aspects of nutrition, and one that we feel people should know is that large doses of vitamin C can actually be toxic and can cause the free radicals to be produced. Free radicals impair your health and many experts believe, these chemical reactions are what lead to poor health and disease.

In extreme cases, high doses of vitamins like vitamin E can lead to excessive thinning of the blood, and could actually increase your chances of dying. This is no good for someone who has set out to …

Multi Vitamins or Single Doses

Well, according to Allison Aubrey in an article for National Public Radio, the kinds of studies needed to validate the efficacy of vitamins with regard to their ability to prevent most chronic diseases simply have not been done. Making matters worse, of course, is the fact that, of the longitudinal studies which, to date, have been done, some have presented less than complimentary results. Recent trials of vitamin e, for example, have failed to establish prophylactic benefits for this micronutrient with regard to coronary artery disease.

The quest for the perfect multivitamin, of course, goes back many decades. And even before one-a-day pills began to be manufactured, the desire for a nutritional magic bullet could be seen in the often successful marketing of “flim flam” tonics of the nineteenth century.

Are multivitamins a good thing? That’s a simple enough question. The answer to the question, however, probably depends on the …

Vitamins In Daily Lives

Vitamins is something people been using for a while and it is more common this days. Is it good to use them or not? Many people say it is good since we live in a fast pace world, we live in a hurry and don’t have time to site down and relax and have a nice healthy meal, for breakfast maybe a cup of coffee and off to work if you have some time, for lunch fast food convenient, fast, not expensive good right.

Many people and doctors say the way we live is not good and not healthy, because always in a hurry we don’t eat right don’t get the necessary vitamins and minerals
eat too much fat. For that reason people take vitamins to supplement the meals the eat and get the vitamins and mineral they need feel healthy and feel full of energy.

Now there is many …