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An Important Guide To The Basic Vitamin Supplements Everyone Needs

Aug 17, 2007
Just about everyone is probably aware of the importance of vitamins and other nutrients for optimal health. The problem in modern society is that not only do we not eat the right foods we should to get the proper vitamins we need from our diet, but we also are eating foods in many cases that are devoid of nutrients due to modern agricultural methods. It is essential for almost everyone to supplement their diet with additional vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the ones that everyone needs.

The first vitamin we want to look at is Vitamin A which is crucial for keeping your skin smooth and young looking. It also is responsible for cell regeneration, health eyesight, proper nerve function, and helps boost the immune system. The highest natural sources for Vitamin A are green, yellow, and red vegetables with one of the highest sources being carrots.

There has been much written about the benefits of the B-Complex vitamins but it is really B1, B2, B6, and B12 that are the most important. B1 is responsible for helping in metabolizing carbohydrates and keeping the nervous system healthy and is also an energy booster. B2 is also an energy provider and may help to prevent cancer. It also keeps your skin and eyes healthy and is essential for the nerves. Sources of this vitamin include meat, wheat, eggs, and cheese. Vitamin B6 is needed for the proper metabolizing of protein and B12 helps the body produce red blood cells which increases energy and helps in the creation of muscle tissue.

All of the B-Complex vitamins assist in energy production so bear that in mind if you are feeling lethargic or weak. Your problem may be helped by taking a vitamin B supplement.

Vitamin C is a very important vitamin and is essential for the creation of collagen which is the substance that basically holds the body together is found in the bones, teeth, blood vessels, and joints in large amounts. Collagen loss leads to premature aging. The vitamin is also crucial for strong bones and wound healing. Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables with the most widely known being oranges.

Vitamin D is another important vitamin that we get from eating meat, fish, milk, eggs, and cheese. Our bodies also create the vitamin after we are exposed to sunlight so it unlikely you will be deficient in this vitamin which assists in calcium assimilation for the teeth and bones.

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and has been proven to be effective in cancer prevention, fighting heart disease, and boosting the immune system. Nuts are a good natural source of the vitamin.
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Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this and Shop4BetterHealth.com at http://www.shop4betterhealth.com
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