Vitamins are the nutrition supplements which are widely taken as to fulfill the nutritional needs of the body. Many Doctors and Chemist are working for the growth of these aids of nutrition and is expected to grow to a higher level in the coming few years.
No doubt vitamin C is the most common and the most famous nutrition supplement and its role is quit clear in reducing common cold. But this is not sufficient alone there are so many other requirements of the body and hence other supplements are also important to be taken to aid the body and health requirements.
Vitamin C plays a very important role in the proper and accurate functioning of the body parts. Most important organs of our body like brain, bones, lungs, kidneys, skin and many more require vitamin C to be regularly supplied to the body. Vitamin C also prevent us again many diseases. Vitamin C is the only source of collagen which id the foundation for tissue formation. Vitamin C enables your body to absorb iron from different natural foods.
Smokers need vitamin C in greater amount than non smokers as the turning over rate of vitamin C is higher in smokers as compared to non smokers.
Vitamin C is water soluble and can not be stored in the body. So it must be replaced daily otherwise it deficiency can cause a lot of problems.
Generally a normal man needs 90 mg and a normal woman needs 75 mg of vitamin C to fulfill their body requirements. The main sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits like grapes, lemon, peaches, bananas, strawberries, oranges and some foods also contain vitamin C. these foods include potatoes, tomatoes, cabbages and broccolis etc.
But the excess of vitamin C can be harmful to the body and health.
vitamin A play a vital role in regulating body cell development, encourage body’s resistance against diseases and help the bones and teeth to become more stronger. Its role is also important for healthy skin and improves the healing ability of the body.
Sources of vitamin A are liver, eggs, kidneys, oils, butter, fishes and green and yellow fruits and vegetables.
It is required for the conversion of blood sugar to energy, promotes body growth and keeps the nerve system of the body active and healthy. Sources of vitamin B1 are wheat, seeds of sunflower, pork, peanuts, cereals, peas and beans.
It helps the body to resist diseases and fight against infections. Formation of new cells and healing of wounds require vitamin B5. it is important for strengthen the muscles. Sources of vitamin B5 are liver, fish, grains, kidneys and eggs.
It is important for the production of cells and keeps the muscles and nerve system healthy. It protects the white blood cells in the blood which form antibodies. It balances the level of chemicals in the body and enables it to resist more stress.
Sources are eggs, melon, yeast, molasses, cabbage etc.
Besides these there are other vitamins named as vitamin B12, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K, all supporting body development.