Knowing Your Abc’s – The Benefits Of Each Vitamin

A lot of people take vitamins everyday, but how many people actually know what the vitamins are for? Of course, people generally know that vitamins are good for the health but it also pays to know what the benefits of vitamins are. This can help a vitamin taker appreciate the importance of these nutrients.

Here are some of the most important vitamins and their benefits:

Vitamin A

  • Helps improve vision in general, and helps people with vision disorders
  • Helps stunt the growth of cancer cells
  • Could reverse conditions that are precancerous
  • May help prevent heart disease with its antioxidant properties
  • Helps diminish possibility of stroke and cardiac arrest
  • Helps boost the immune system
  • Protects eyes from developing cataracts
  • May help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, fibromyalgia, male infertility, and chronic fatigue
  • Helps maintain good condition of teeth, skin, nails, membranes, mucous linings, hair, eyes, and bones

Vitamin B

  • Helps the body use energy efficiently
  • Helps excrete excess fluid to reduce buildup
  • Helps in the digestion of carbohydrates
  • Enhances clarity of the mind as well as mental attitude
  • Improves cardiac strength
  • Maintains the function of the heart, muscles, and the nervous system
  • Aids in relieving heart burn
  • Helps relieve motion sickness, seasickness, and airsickness
  • Soothes pain after dental procedures
  • Could help increase memory for Alzheimer’s disease patients
  • Helps decrease depression symptoms
  • Helps in alcohol withdrawal
  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • Helps in losing weight, improving sleep, and increasing energy

Vitamin C

  • Protects people from heart disease and cancer
  • Boosts immune system
  • Helps prevent colds and speed up recovery
  • Relieves mild allergies
  • Powerful antioxidant that also helps increase other antioxidants such as glutathione
  • Inhibits the formation of cataracts
  • Aids in absorption of iron
  • Makes urine acidic to combat certain kinds of bladder and kidney infections such as UTI (urinary tract infection)
  • Aids in treating asthma
  • Helps keep gums healthy
  • Helps decrease cholesterol in the blood
  • Boosts defenses against viruses and bacteria
  • A natural form of laxative
  • Helps decrease incidences of blood clots
  • Inhibits scurvy
  • Lengthens cellular life by holding protein molecules together

Vitamin D

  • Aids in building strong teeth and bones
  • Inhibits the development of osteoporosis
  • Increases efficacy of calcium and phosphorus absorption
  • Inhibits development of rickets and osteomalacia
  • Aids in preventing prostate, breast, and colon cancers
  • Stunts the progression of knee arthritis

Vitamin E

  • Prevents stroke, heart disease and cancer
  • Aids in preventing cataract formation
  • Helps thin blood
  • Aids in preventing blood clots
  • Aids in efficient use of insulin for diabetics
  • Boosts immune system
  • Wards off effect of air pollution and cigarette smoke
  • Reduces bad cholesterol
  • Prevents muscle damage via oxidation
  • Soothes symptoms of osteoarthritis

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Information provided on this website is for general purposes only. It is not intended to take the place of advice from your practitioner