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Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamin A
Vitamin A is a group of compounds that play an important role in vision, bone growth, and reproduction. Vitamin A helps regulate the immune system. Deficiency: Prolonged deficiency can lead to dry eye and ultimately to night blindness or total blindness, as well as to skin disorders, infections,(such as measles),diarrhea, and respiratory disorders. Sources: Vitamin A comes from animal...
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Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in food and also available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamins D synthesis. Vitamin D is essential for promoting calcium absorption in the gut & for bone growth.Deficiency:Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, or...
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Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 helps maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells, its also needed to help make the genetic material in the cells. Deficiency:Health problems associated with vitamin B12 deficiency include anemia, fatigue, weakness ,constipation, loss of appetite, and weight loss.Deficiency also can lead to neurological changes such as numbness and tingling in the hands and feet.Additional...
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Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Niacin helps the body makes various sex and stress-related hormones in the adrenal glands and other parts of the body. Niacin is effective in improving circulation and reducing cholesterol levels in the blood. Deficiency: Symptoms of mild deficiency include indigestion, fatigue, canker sores, vomiting, and depression. Sever deficiency can cause a condition known as pellagra. Pellagra is...
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Vitamin B2
Riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin, which involved in vital metabolic processes In the body and is necessary for normal cell function, growth, and energy production. Small amounts of riboflavin are present in most animal and plants tissues. Deficiency: Riboflavin deficiency can be associated with weakness, throat soreness\swelling, tongue swelling, skin crackling or sores at corners of the...
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