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A Guide To Vitamins For Adults

Aug 18, 2007
It is widely understood that vitamins are chemical substances which help us turn food into body energy also known as Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) and help regulate cellular functions. They also help us produce healthy heart tissues, strong bones, red blood cells, etc.

We can classify vitamins into water soluble which as the name states easily dissolve in water and are transported all around our body through our blood stream; and there are vitamins said to be fat soluble which are also carried through the blood stream and stored in fat deposits in our body, these don't need to be replenished as often as water based vitamins. These two kinds of vitamins are normally absorbed through our intestinal tract.

Examples of fat-based vitamins and their recommended daily intake are:

* Vitamin E which is a antioxidant, and the recommended daily consumption is 22 IUs or 15mg.
* Vitamin K which is normally processes in the intestines, the recommended daily consumption is 120 micro-grams.
* Vitamin D which regulates phosphorous and calcium levels in the blood, the recommended intake is 5-10 micro-grams.
* Vitamin A which improves vision and bone growth, the recommended intake is 900 micro-grams.

Water based vitamins needed by every adult and their recommended daily intake are:

* Vitamin B1, 1.2 milligrams
* Vitamin B2, 1.3 milligrams
* B3, 16 milligrams
* B5, 5 milligrams
* B6, 1.5 milligrams
* B7, 30 micro-grams
* B9, 900 micro-grams
* B12, 400 micro-grams

All B vitamins play important roles in cell metabolism, deficiencies can cause diseases such as memory loss, anemia, birth defects, neurological disorders, acne, weakness, beriberi, insomnia, heart failure, etc.

One of the major reasons why so many people have persistent health problems is due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Most of the time they lack necessary chemicals and nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants which are undoubtedly necessary for good health. In many cases, these chemical compounds are known to prevent heart tissue failure, Alzheimer, cancer and other conditions that show up as one ages. All the necessary nutrients can be found in multivitamins.

Everyone needs these chemical compounds and nutrients which help us regenerate damaged and old cells in our immune system and all around our body. Rebuilding these cells is critical to help us get through flu, colds and other diseases caused by toxic compounds we may be exposed to on a daily basis.

Many people know that daily vitamin consumption promotes good health but the fact is that everything taken in excess can damage our body and cause severe medical conditions.
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