A to Z on the Power of Vitamins and Which to Take

The body needs vitamins.  In fact, vitamins are nutrients that the body needs to grow and develop normally. And accordingly, to the Center for Disease and Control and Preventiona diet rich in fruit and vegetables can provide enough vitamins to sustain the functions of the body. In this short articles, Wellness by Nature will present a quick review of common vitamins.  Please speak with your doctor and always share with others.

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Vitamin A

  • Offsets feeble eye sight
  • Endorses standard functioning of both male and female reproductive system
  • Key in the development of bones and teeth
  • Powerful antioxidant that guards against cardiovascular disease and cancer by nullifying free radicals in cells
  • Reinforces the immune system against colds, flu, and infections
  • Stimulates healthy hair and nails; may foil skin problems like acne, promotes healthy wrinkle-free skin, and helps remove age spots

Sources: green and yellow vegetables such as alfalfa, asparagus, beets, broccoli, chili  peppers, carrots, kale, mustard, spinach, pumpkin and yellow squash, sweet potatoes, and reddish-yellow fruits like apricots, cantaloupe, mangoes, papaya, peaches.

Vitamin B 1 Wellness-by-Nature-And-The-Power-of-Vitamins

  • Supports in production of hydrochloric acid for the digestive system
  • Critical for carbohydrate metabolism and energy production
  • Enhances brain function and learning capacity; helps with mental alertness and memory
  • Helps fight against depression
  • Essential for blood cell formation; key for a healthy nervous system
  • Vital for normal muscle quality of the heart, stomach, and intestines

Sources:  mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, romaine lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, lentils, soybeans, beans, beets, cauliflower, eggplant, green peas

Vitamin B2

  • Noteworthy for healthy vision
  • Supports energy production
  • Chief for growth body tissues
  • Sustains the mucous membranes of the digestive tract
  • Helps with migraine headaches
  • Aids fabrication of antibodies; needed for red blood cell formation
  • Needed for absorption of iron and vitamin B6
  • Aids in fetal development during pregnancy
  • Lessens the risk of cardiovascular disease

Sources:  asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, chard, collard greens, mustard greens, romaine lettuce, turnip greens.

Vitamin B3

  • Assistance in conversion of food to energy
  • Contributes to the functioning of the digestive system
  • Supports the production of hydrochloric acid
  • Supports in the production of genetic DNA in cells
  • Stimulates functioning of the nervous system
  • Endorses healthy looking skin
  • Helps to slow development of atherosclerosis and reduces risk of heart attack
  • Helps with cholesterol issues 

Sources: asparagus, broccoli, carrots, collard greens, green peas, mustard greens, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms

Vitamin B5

  • Aid the body handle stress
  • Vital for production of hemoglobin
  • Necessary to convert carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy;
  • Supports normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • Helps the body to utilize other vitamins and minerals
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  • Aid the body handle stress
  • Vital for production of hemoglobin
  • Necessary to convert carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy;
  • Supports normal functioning of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • Helps ff infections

Sources: broccoli, chard, collard greens, tomato, turnip greens, winter squash, yellow corn (No GMOS); grapefruit; strawberries;

Vitamin B6

  • Supports the immune system produce antibodies
  • Break down fats and carbohydrates to yield energy to body
  • Control blood sugar levels
  • Vital for formation and growth
  • Motivates healthy skin
  • Lessens risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Lessens symptoms of premenstrual syndrome or PMS

Sources: as asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, and collard greens, kale, mustard greens, peas.

Vitamin C 

  • Aids immune system in fighting against infections and illnesses
  • Defends against damage from toxic chemicals and pollutants and from free radicals
  • Thwart cancer by blocking formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines
  • Helps in making collagen and healing of wounds
  • Desirable for healthy skin, teeth and gums, and bone development
  • Reduce “bad” LDL and raise “good” HDL cholesterol
  • Weakens vulnerability to allergens
  • Helps eject toxins and heavy metals from the body

Sources: guava, lychees, papayas, strawberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, mustard greens, bell peppers, turnip greens, spinach, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, grapefruit, lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines, cantaloupe, kiwifruit, mangos, melons, persimmons, pineapple; onions; green peas, lettuce, tomatoes, winter squash, zucchini.

Vitamin D

  • Retains the right level of calcium in blood
  • Endorses adequate levels and use of calcium to ensure healthy skeletal growth and development of bones and teeth
  • Stimulates production of insulin, needed to handle blood sugars
  • Control inflammatory response and help in preventing autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes

Sources: Alfalfa, Sweet Potatoes

Vitamin E

  • Offsets free radicals that cause tissue and cell damage
  • Slow down degenerative diseases
  • Decreases the risk of some cancers
  • Endorses the body’s immune system functions
  • Helps protect skin from sun damage
  • Defend against atherosclerosis and heart disease;
  • Backs to red blood cell formation
  • Aids in fertility and reproduction

Sources: chard, mustard greens, spinach, turnip greens, avocadoes, blueberries, kiwifruit,  papaya, soybeans, sweet potatoes,  asparagus, bell pepper, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, kale, parsley, tomato

Vitamin K

  • Controls normal clotting of blood
  • Halts excessive blood loss from injuries
  • Offset harmful free radicals
  • Decreases calcium loss and helps maintain bone mass
  • Averts development of osteoporosis

Sources: dark green leafy vegetables, like asparagus, beet greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, cauliflower, chard, collard greens, garden cress, kale, lettuce, mustard greens, romaine lettuce, spinach, turnip greens, watercress, alfalfa, green beans, peas

Vitamin P ( Bioflavonoids )

  • Defuse free radicals
  • Boosts the effectiveness of vitamin C
  • Demonstrated helpful in treatment of hemorrhoids
  • Works with vitamin C to alleviate oral herpes
  • Supportive for relieving leg and back pains
  • Decreases risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Drops high blood pressure and risk of stroke and heart disease

Source: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, apples, apricots, blackcurrants, cherries, grapefruit, grapes, guavas, lemons, oranges, papaya, pears, prunes, parsley, peppers, romaine lettuce; tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale,  mustard greens, turnips

Biotin

  • Prevents hair loss in some men
  • Promotes DNA replication and cell division and growth
  • Aids in metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats for energy
  • Regulates blood sugar level
  • Improves glucose tolerance and benefits patients with Type II diabetes
  • Helps prevent intestinal disorders like Croon’s disease and inflammatory
  • Promotes healthy skin

Sources: carrots, romaine lettuce, Swiss chard, tomatoes, raspberries and strawberries, cabbage, cucumber, cauliflower, onions

In conclusion, eat a balanced diet of these green living veggies, add some fruits and allow the power of vitamins to help your body be healthier – Hey tell all of your friends about us – we love some company, you heard?  Be well with Wellness by Nature.

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