Vitamins - Facts About 12 Essential Vitamins
Vitamins are essential for your body and your health and therefore we will discuss the most important vitamins in this speed course, as listed below.
But when discussing vitamins, you should realize two important things:
- Although, for the sake of convenience, we will discuss the most important vitamins seperately, you must be aware that in nature, vitamins do not exist in isolation; they exist in complexes.
- While many vitamins serve some individual purposes, the more common way for vitamins to function is as cofactors to, or in partnership with, other vitamins, minerals, nutrients or other substances, such as enzymes.
The mathematical possible number of combinations of these various substances is what makes good nutrition very complex.
Two of the most powerful and the most essential vitamin partnerships are:
- The nutritional powerhouse known as the Vitamin B complex. They include:
Vitamin B1, also called thiamin, Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, Vitamin B3, also referred to as niacin, Vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, Vitamin B9, also referred to as folate or folic acid, Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, due to its cobalt content, and biotin, which is less commonly referred to as Vitamin H.
- The group of three vitamins that are known as the antioxidant vitamins, made up of:
Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin A, each powerful agents on their own, serving individual essential purposes in the body.
When they combine their strengths, acting as antioxidants, they serve to rid the body of the cell and tissue damaging free radicals that have been associated with a variety of degenerative processes and diseases, including the effects of the basic aging process and the declining abilities of the mind.
Ok, let's discuss the most important vitamins.
Here they are:
- What Exactly Are Vitamins?
- What Vitamin A Does For The Body
- Vitamin B Complex: Complex Indeed!
- Vitamin B1 In The Body And The Brain
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Fundamental For The Blood
- Vitamin B3 (niacin) For Appetite and Digestive System
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) For Bodily Tissues
- Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) The Most Active Vitamin
- Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) For Prevention of Birth Defects
- Biotin (Vitamin H) For Essential Enzyme Functions
- Why Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) Is So Important
- Vitamin D For Bone Health and Strength
- Vitamin E, A Strong Anti-Oxidant
- Vitamin K For Blood Clotting
- Vitamin Supplements Recommendations