Facts about Vitamins and taking supplements.
Our bodies need Vitamins as they provide carbon which the body cannot create on its own, so we need from foods. Here is a list of all the types of Vitamins and what each type does for the body and what foods to get them from!
- Vital to the immune system and Vision.
- Also called beta carotene or ritenol.
- Helps boost immune system by keeping skin and mucous membranes healthy and preventing dangerous invasions.
- Encourages skin health and good vision and helps build strong bones.
- Can be used to treat and and help fight lung and skin cancer.
- Can be found in: eggs, sweet potato, carrots, spinach, kale, apricots, broccoli, cantaloupe, squash, fish.
- Also called riboflavin this nutrient helps metabolise fats and carbs.
- Important part of energy production.
- Needs other vitamins to help them work together better.
- Maintains healthy eyes and skin tissue, energy, fights fatigue and stress, protects against bowel cancer.
- Can be found in: fermented foods and green leafy vegetables
- Also called thiamine.
- Important for nerve and cardio.
- Helps support metabolism as well as a healthy brain functioning.
- Important vitamin to ensure learning in children.
- Heals and develops skin tissue to promote healthy healing particularly after surgery.
- Recent studies suggest its helping to heal Alzheimer’s disease.
- Can be found in: wheat germ, pork, beef, liver.
- Also called niacin.
- Helps energy production by releasing energy from carbs.
- Improves skin.
- Lowers cholesterol and increase HDL.
- Can be found in: beef, poultry, fish, peanut butter, legumes and yogurt.
- Also called pyridoxine.
- Helps release sugar to create energy.
- Regenerates red blood cells and has a positive impact on the nervous system.
- Sometimes can be used to treat pregnancy related issues, nausea, PMS, carpal tunnel syndrome and more.
- Can be found in: protein rich foods, including beef, pork, liver, fish, chicken, nuts and legumes.
- Also called folic acid.
- Helps DNA production and repair aswell as red cell production, red blood cells are important for developing foetus in infants
- Deficiency of B9 In pregnant women can lead to neurological problems of birth defects in their children
- Can be found in: fruits , leafy vegetables, liver, wheat germ and various fortified foods.
- Also called cobalumen.
- Necessary for brain and nerve functioning, red blood cell formation and DNA regulation.
- Also helps energy production
- Supports growth, appetite and red blood cell production.
- Often used by doctors to assists with weight control.
- Can be found in: protein as well as fortified foods.
- Also called absorbic acid.
- Important anti oxidant.
- Helps immune system and serves as a natural antihistamine.
- Protects from viral infection, cancer, fights colds and flu.
- Can also help with high cholesterol, cataracts and more.
- Can be found in: most fruits and green veg.
- Benefits the immune system.
- Reduces cancer risks and helps bone formation.
- Body can produce it when exposed to sunlight.
- Helps body use calcium and phosphorus ensuring strong bones and teeth preventing oesteophorus.
- Can be found in fortified milk, salmon mackerel and sardines.
- Also called tocopherol.
- Important anti oxidant.
- Removes free radicals from the body.
- Protects cells and tissue from free radical damage which is why it is used in anti aging creams.
- Vitamin E often works with vitamin C because as it can help activate vitamin E.
- Promotes reproductive health.
- Can be found in: various oils and nuts aswell as green leafy vegetables, almonds and peanuts.
- Also called pantothenic.
- Helps metabolise food and synthesise enzymes.
- Helps to fight stress and fatigue.
- Helps keep skin healthy and fight acne.
- When taken with vitamin C, B5 can promote skin and health making scars less noticeable.
- Can be found in: beef, poultry, fish, whole grains, legumes, sweet potatoes, milk, eggs and yogurt.
- Important to help blood clotting
- In some countries given to infants upon birth to protect them from bruising and bleeding disorder.
- Also sometimes given to people to counteract an overuse of blood thinning medications.
- Can be found in: leafy green veg including spinach and kale, egg yolk, beef liver and wheat germ.
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