What Can Be Seen with Vitamin A

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The thing about vitamins is they are designed to interact with elements around them. They are like a biochemical “escort service”, taking elements to different parts of the body where needed to interact with other biochemical elements. That’s why it’s important to take the right amount for the body’s daily requirement, and not too much. It’s better to get vitamins through healthy foods than from supplements, but some vitamins don’t occur naturally in most foods. Vitamin A is converted from beta carotene, needed for eyesight and other critical body functions.

Relax More with Vitamin B

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There are many forms of B vitamins and they each do very intricate jobs. Many B vitamins are not used in the human body. There are eight key B vitamins used as a complex in ratio to each other, called the vitamin B complex. Most are integral in the body’s chemical reactions at the cellular level aiding the nervous system. Vitamin B12 for example, assists in production of blood cells in bone marrow. Production of nerve sheaths and proteins, and functioning as a co-enzyme are all important functions of B12.

What Would We Be without Vitamin D?

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Luckily our bodies can endogenously produce vitamin D from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, because very few foods naturally contain this nutrient. Is vitamin D important? Without vitamin D our skeleton would not be able to hold us upright. Our bones would be brittle and break more and more easily. Vitamin D is converted to calcidiol in the liver, and calcitrol in the kidneys. These active vitamin D ingredients allow calcium to be absorbed by our cells and used in the process of the mineralization of bone cells.

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