Tag: Vitamins

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 …

B Complex Vitamins

You should note that there are four additional substances in the B complex group, though they are not known as vitamins because they are not necessary for normal body function. They are choline, lipoic acid, PABA and inositol. When you purchase B complex vitamins, these four will not be included, and at least one or two of the recognized B vitamins may also be omitted. B5 and B7 are so widely available in food that most people simply get enough of these vitamins, even if they aren’t eating a healthy diet.

Arguably one of the most commonly recognized uses of the B vitamins is an energy booster. Some health care professionals tout the advantages of taking B12 in large doses to combat tiredness, but most seem to agree that starting a regimen of B vitamins is only advisable in severe cases.

More recently, research suggests that some Vitamin B deficiencies …

Vitamins For Stress Relief

Then you head home, but not before getting stuck in traffic, going to the doctor’s office, and picking up milk and bread at the store. Finally, you’re back at home to cook dinner, help the kids with their homework, and walk the dog before finally settling into bed. Just another stress free day in your life, right? While this scenario may seem all too familiar, there are measures you can take to help prevent and relieve stress in your life. In this article,
we’ll take a look at the important role of vitamins for stress relief.

When Your Body Talks, Listen

The human body is an amazing machine. Unfortunately, most of us treat our cars better than we do our bodies. We often ignore the most basic requirements that our bodies need to function properly. Each of us demands a healthy mix of vitamins and minerals to operate at the …