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Just a little knowledge of healthy-vitamin-supplements goes a long way. Being curious is good.

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Think about this for a minute, healthy-vitamin-supplements is synonymous with being healthy. OK, this is my take on vitamins and actually taking them on a daily basis.

Healthy-vitamin-supplements seems to be something that a lot of people just over look in their day to day lives.

This is something that should be intuitive to most people, but most people give this very little thought. Doctors talk about the importance of a balanced diet all the time.

Healthy-vitamin-supplements, antioxidants, free radicals, the list goes on and on.

Just like what I say about juicing. "Kicking Yourself For Not Juicing Every Morning Might Actually Work" so if it takes you to kick yourself, than so be it.

This eye opening experience of learning about healthy-vitamin-supplements is a great place to start. I do hope that it will be a nice learning experience for you and your family.

Vitamin Facts You Should Know

There are a number of vitamin facts that all of us, as health-conscious individuals, should be aware of. Most people are already aware that vitamins are an essential group of nutrients that help our bodies to grow and develop normally all through our lives. However, most people are not well enough educated to know what each vitamin does for us – let alone any dangers involved in excessive dosages. The following list will provide important vitamin facts related to each vitamin, including RDI (Reference Daily Intake) or experts recommendation when no RDI is available.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A occurs naturally in milk, eggs, cheese, fish oil, and vegetables high in beta carotene. The RDI is 800mcg (micrograms) for women and 1000mcg for men. This vitamin promotes good vision, facilitates maintaining skin’s barrier, and promotes the healthy development of teeth, bones, and mucus tissue. It may also inhibit the development of certain tumors and increase resistance to infection in children. Vitamin A is toxic in high doses and is readily available in both animal and vegetable food sources, so no supplementation is recommended for this vitamin.

Vitamin C

Ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, is found in citrus fruits, strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, potatoes, kale, and cauliflower. The RDI is only 60mg, though many sources recommend a much higher dosage to ward off illness. Vitamin C promotes healthy gums and teeth, aids in iron absorption, maintains connective tissues, and promotes the healing of wounds. It may also reduce the risk of certain cancers and coronary artery disease, as well as prevent or delay cataracts. Supplementation of 250-500mg is recommended for individuals not consuming several C-rich fruits and vegetables a day, as well as for smokers.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D appears in milk, fish oil, and fortified margarine. It is also produced in the body in response to sunlight. The RDI is 5mcg (10mcg before age 25). Vitamin D promotes strong teeth and bones by facilitating calcium absorption. It may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Since Vitamin D is also toxic in high doses, supplementation is only recommended for strict vegetarians and those who do not drink milk. Only 5 to 10 mcg is recommended in those cases.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is found in vegetable oil, most nuts, wheat germ, leafy greens, seeds, almonds, olives, and asparagus. The RDI is 8mg for women and 10mg for men. This vitamin aids the formation of red blood cells and promotes the utilization of vitamin K. Vitamin E may also reduce the risk of certain cancers and coronary artery disease, as well as prevent or delay cataracts and improve the immune system in the elderly. Supplementation of 5-20mcg is recommended.

Vitamin K

This vitamin is produced by intestinal bacteria, though some is also supplied by milk, soy, and a few vegetables. The RDI is 60-65mcg for women and 70-80mcg for men. Vitamin K is needed for normal blood clotting. In addition, it may help maintain strong bones in the elderly. No supplementation is recommended or needed.

Vitamin B1

Thiamin, or B1, is present in whole grains, enriched grains, grain products, beans, meats, liver, most nuts, and many fish. RDI is 1mg for women and 1.5mg for men. B1 facilitates cellular conversion of carbohydrates into energy. It is also required for healthy brain, nerve cell and heart function. No supplementation recommended.

Vitamin B2...Healthy-vitamin-supplements

Riboflavin, or B2, is found in dairy, meat, chicken, fish, enriched grain products, leafy greens, beans, nuts, and eggs. RDI is 1.2-1.3mg for women and 1.4-1.7mg for men. B2 facilitates cellular conversion of carbohydrates into energy. It is also required for the production and growth of red blood cells, as well as healthy skin and eyes.

Vitamin B3

Niacin, or B3, is found in nuts, meat, fish, chicken, enriched grains, and peanut butter. RDI is 13-19mg. B3 facilitates the release of energy from foods. It also helps to maintain healthy nerves, and skin, and promotes a healthy nervous system.

Vitamin B6

Pyroxine, or B6, occurs in whole grains, bananas, meat, beans, nuts, chicken, and fish. RDI is 1.6mg for women and 2mg for men. This vitamin is essential in the chemical reactions of proteins and amino acids. It also promotes healthy brain function as well as the formation of red blood cells. B6 may improve the immune system in the elderly. No supplementation needed. Very large doses may cause numbness or neurological problems.

Vitamin B12...Healthy-vitamin-supplements

Vitamin B12 appears in meat, dairy products, shellfish, and fortified cereals. The RDI is 2mcg. B12 is necessary for developing red blood cells and it maintains normal nervous system function. Strict vegetarians may need supplementation.

Folic Acid

This B vitamin occurs in leafy greens, liver, beans, broccoli, asparagus, and citrus fruits. The RDI is 180mg for women and 200mcg for men. It is essential in the synthesis of DNA, normal cell growth, and protein metabolism. Maintaining proper intake when pregnant can reduce the chance of birth defects. Folic acid may reduce the chance of developing cervical cancer. Supplementation of 400mcg is recommended for women who are, or may become, pregnant.

Biotin

This B vitamin is found in eggs, milk, liver, yeast, mushrooms, bananas, tomatoes, and whole grains. Experts recommend 30-100mcg per day. This vitamin is important for the metabolism of protein, carbohydrates, and fats. No supplementation is recommended.

Vitamin B5...Healthy-vitamin-supplements

Pantothenic acid, or B5, is found in whole grains, beans, milk, eggs, and liver. Experts recommend 4-7mg per day. This vitamin is essential for the metabolism of food and the production of important chemicals in the body. No supplementation recommended.

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