Getting into vitamins and why I did it is because I believe in taking them and the benefits they provide. I do so faithfully every day and consider it to be a healthy choice. Vitamins are vital for the body to stay healthy. Our best source of vitamins comes from food. Often, people don’t get their daily requirements of vitamins through foods and therefore should incorporate vitamins. Vitamins are not pills and should not be confused with medicine and drugs. Vitamins are organic substances necessary for the normal function of the body’s growth and general well-being. They are essential for our life. Natural vitamins are the best choice opposed to the synthetic ones. Synthetic is only good for the pocket but not for your health. The body is unable to function nor undergo life without all the essential nutrients. Unfortunately, most of the foods we eat are depleted of vitamins because they are processed, heated, enriched, and high in carbohydrates. The people who should be taking vitamins are anyone who has eaten processed foods, white flour, fried foods, or anything that is not organic. Vitamins should not be replaced by foods.
The Importance of Vitamins:
Vitamins are micronutrients that need to be accompanied by macronutrients (Fats, Proteins, Carbs) which supply energy but only if there’s enough of the micronutrients to release them. Minerals are also considered micronutrients and also play an important role for the body’s function. You need both vitamins and minerals. Vitamins don’t work without minerals. They work together for the best results. Vitamins come in different forms. You have a choice of powder, capsules, liquid, and tablets. Often times injections are given if deficiencies are low. The best time to take vitamins is after meals.
Most diseases are caused by vitamin deficiencies and how deficiencies can also have affects on our moods. Your body is like a car, if a part is missing, it will not drive right. Vitamins sort out as water-soluble and fat-soluble. The water-soluble vitamins are B and C. The fat-soluble are A, D, E, and K. Solubility is what affects the body’s absorption, transportation, storage, and excretion of the vitamin. The water-soluble vitamins are readily excreted, and the fat-soluble are less ready to excrete and are more likely to reach toxic levels when consumed in excess.
- Overall good health
- Lack of deficiencies
- Less medication
- None, unless not recommended for some reason.
Taking vitamins has helped me significantly throughout my life, and I feel it would do wonders for others too. Staying healthy in our environment is a challenge at any age. Pollutants, stress, processed foods, unhealthy eating habits can cause havoc on the body. Get a blood test and find out any deficiencies if present. Search for a nutritionist that is able to guide you towards your body’s needs and/or find a Doctor that favors nutritional values. There are also many wonderful physicians on public platforms that provide a myriad of free information that is extremely beneficial. Bless them for helping us. If you desire a body that functions properly, eat healthy, exercise, and take your vitamins.