Our body constitutes of many different nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and carbs. Each of these is important to us to keep us healthy and live. However, in our article we are here to discuss the importance of vitamins as in our daily routine.
Daily use of vitamins is essential to us because it is needed for growth and development. In fact, our body cannot survive without them; hence its importance cannot be neglected. It is one of the most important nutrients for our body to keep us sustained.
Our body stores excess fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) unlike water-soluble vitamins (B complex, C, folic acid) wherein the excess is excreted. It is important to eat foods daily that would contain these vitamins particularly water-soluble ones.
The vitamins needed by our body is named by letters: A, B, C, D, E, H, K, P, T, U and vitamin B’s (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B12).
Vitamin A is needed for bone development, functioning of tissues, prevents respiratory diseases, improves vision and prevents cancer.
Vitamin B1 is used to control mood and humor, helps the nervous system, promotes memory and concentration, helps growth, and digestion of fats and sugars.
Vitamin B2 lets proper growth, maintain healthy skin, nails, hair and mucous membranes and to improve vision.
Vitamin B3 benefits to preserve the cells, helps in the production of substances needed by the body, and maintains healthy skin, aids in digestion.
Vitamin B5 converts fats and sugars into energy, to form cells for growth, heal wounds and prevent fatigue.
Vitamin B6 make antibodies and red blood cells, prevents nervous and skin, helps in the formation of other vitamins.
Vitamin B8 helps to transform the fats and proteins, prevents baldness and gray hair, muscle aches and rashes controls, helps good sleep.
Vitamin B9 helps for the formation of DNA, is much needed growth, increases breast milk protects against intestinal parasites and poisoning. It is highly recommended during pregnancy.
Vitamin B12 aids to regenerate the bone marrow and red blood cells, helps the nervous system, improves memory, preserved in positive mood, help during menstruation.
Vitamin B13 used to prevent liver problems and premature aging.
Vitamin B15 serves to facilitate the absorption of oxygen, helps to build defenses, protect the liver, lowers blood cholesterol, relieves asthma, protects against pollutants.
Vitamin C allows for growth, repair of tissue cells, gums, blood vessels, bones and teeth, protects against infectious diseases and cancer, aids in wound healing, and prevents colds and respiratory illnesses.
Vitamin D serves the education and care of teeth and bones, joints and helps protect the nervous system.
Vitamin E relieves fatigue, prevents and dissolves blood clots, protects the lungs against pollution, helps to heal burn wounds, prevents cramps.
Vitamin K forms proteins and aids blood clotting.
Vitamin P prevents oxidation and bleeding.
Vitamin T used to blood clotting.
Vitamin U used to treat ulcers, aids in the functioning of the stomach and intestine, prevents heart disease and skin.