For normal cell functioning, growth and development, a group of very important substances have to be there in the body. These are called vitamins. Though mostly in health foods, natural vitamin is available in different ways.
However, most of the vitamins available from our local pharmacies are synthetic vitamins. They are made from chemical processes as opposed to being derived from their natural material. A natural vitamin is sometimes defined as a concentrated nutrient derived from a quality natural source that retains a bigger part of it. It serves as an alternative to most synthetic healthy remedies due to its purity. Generally, there are 13 essential vitamins which are needed for the body to function. These are:
Vitamin A – Vitamin A helps in the protection and body building. It helps in the formation of strong teeth, bones, mucous membrane, skin and soft tissues. Sources of Vitamin A include eggs, milk and milk.
Vitamin C – This one is found mostly in fruits. It is also known as ascorbic acid and its main function is the growth of strong and healthy teeth and gums, as well as helping the body absorb iron and maintain healthy t issue.
Vitamin D – This vitamin is popularly known as sunshine Vitamin and has a role of ensuring Vitamin C is properly absorbed by the body. It also has a role of maintaining the levels of calcium and phosphorous in the blood.
Vitamin E – Its also known as tocopheral and it helps in the formation of red blood cells.
Vitamin K – Wonder what cabbage and cauliflower contain? Well, it is this vital vitamin that helps in the coagulation of blood in the body.
Vitamin B1 – Also popularly known as Thiamine, this vitamin aids in the conversion of carbohydrates into energy. It also plays an important role in the functionality of the heart and nerves.
Vitamin B2 – You may know this vitamin as riboflavin and facilitates the growth and synthesis of red blood cells. To achieve this, there need to be enough Vitamin B in your body.
Vitamin B3 (niacin) -Cholesterol levels should be kept to a minimum low and this is the work of this vitamin. Being a B vitamin, it also helps in maintaining healthy skin and nerves.
Pantothenic acid – It is essential for the metabolism of food and also plays a role in the production of hormones and cholesterol.
Biotin Vitamins – Biotin aids in digestion of carbohydrates and proteins. In addition, just like Pantothenic and niacin it is essential in the production of hormones and cholesterol.
Vitamin 6 – It assists the body to use protein.
Vitamin B12 – This equally important vitamin is also very essential in ensuring good body metabolism.
Foliate (folic acid) – This one works hand in hand with vitamin B12 in the formation of red blood cells. Green leafy vegetables are the main source of this vitamin that’s necessary for production of DNA.