Vitamins are organic compounds with diverse chemical nature. Very few of them are synthesized in the body, but most of them are obtained from foods. The need of the human organism of them is covered with very small quantities, but their permanent entry into the bloodstream is essential for the normal functioning of many biochemical processes and for maintaining the normal physiological costs in tissues and organs. What vitamins you should take depends on your lifestyle. You can get them is from the fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts. And this is the best, natural way to strengthen your body and preserve your youth.
So the reason we need vitamins is that they strengthen our body and protect us from many diseases. Now we are going to tell you about all the vitamins and why we need them.
Vitamin A – this vitamin is important for the vision, participates in the composition of visual purple, the growth of skin and mucous membranes. The sources from where you could get vitamin A are – fish oil, liver, eggs and milk and under the form of carotene – carrots, spinach, apricots, peppers, tomatoes and pumpkins.
Vitamin B1 – is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The sources of vitamin B1 are – cereals, beer and yeast, nuts, liver, meat, eggs and milk.
Vitamin B2 – this vitamin is in the cellular redox processes and you can get it from the same sources as vitamin B1.
Vitamin B3 – this vitamin again participates in the cellular redox processes and it is contained in brewer’s yeast, liver, meat, legumes and cereals.
Vitamin B5 – this vitamin is a component of the cellular enzymes. You can find it in brewer’s yeast, liver, kidney and eggs.
Vitamin B6 – it is involved in the metabolism of amino acids and fats. The places where you can get this vitamin are brewer’s yeast, liver, meat, eggs, milk and legumes.
Vitamin B9 – participates in the metabolism of amino acids, stimulates and regulates blood formation and growth. B9 can be found in brewer’s yeast, green vegetables, liver and meat.
Vitamin B12 – this vitamin stimulates and regulates the blood formation involved in the metabolism of nucleic acids and forms myelin on the nerve cells. And the sources of this vitamin are liver, kidney, meat and milk.
Vitamin C – participates in cellular redox processes in the disposal of toxic substances in the body, strengthens blood vessel walls and stimulates natural immunity. You can get vitamin C from fresh fruits and vegetables, in greater quantities in hips, citrus fruits like lemon and hot peppers, black currants, strawberries, peppers, parsley, nettles and spinach.
Vitamin D – regulates calcium-phosphorus metabolism in the body. Sources – fish oil (interesting to know is that the Danish term is Fiskeolie), liver, butter, milk and can be formed in the skin by the action of UV rays.
Vitamin E – participates in the processes of reproduction, required for fertilization and wear of the fetus. Sources – wheat germ, vegetable oil, green vegetables, liver, eggs and milk.
Vitamin K – this is coagulation factor. This vitamin can be acquired from green vegetables, eggs, milk, liver and meat.