Vitamins

Vitamins are vital nutrients that our bodies need in small amounts in order to function properly. Vitamins are predominantly obtained through our diets, with the exception of vitamin D, and are required to stay free from illness or disease.

There are two types of vitamins, fat-soluble and water-soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins are mainly predominantly in fatty foods and animal products, for example milk and dairy, eggs, liver, oily fish and vegetable oils. Our bodies don’t need fat-soluble vitamins every day as they’re stored in our livers and fatty tissues. As with all things, too many can do our bodies harm. Fat-soluble vitamins are: Vitamin A, D, E and K.

Water-soluble vitamins cannot be stored and so therefore are required much more frequently. As such, when you consume too many water-soluble vitamins they are excreted in the urine and so when taken in large quantities can’t do the body harm. These vitamins are found in a wide range of foods, including fruit, vegetables, potatoes, grains, milk and dairy foods. Due to their water-soluble nature, these vitamins are often lost when boiled, so it may be worth grilling/steaming or consuming in a soup/stew. Vitamin C and B vitamins are classed as water-soluble vitamins.

Considering how nutrient deficient the Western diet is, most people lack optimum levels of vital vitamins like vitamin D, K, C and E.

These vital nutrients have a diverse biochemical functions. Vitamin D, for instance, synthesises hormones, helps with mineral metabolism and the regulation of cell and tissue growth. Vitamin C and E act as antioxidants and help protect the body against free-radical damage.

Supplementing with vitamins is an essential part of maintaining a healthy body to help prevent disease, plugging the gaps left behind by a vitamin-deficient diet. And while the mainstream keeps dispelling the benefits of supplements, the Daily Health will help you make sense between the facts and fiction when it comes to the health benefits of supplementation.

Latest Articles in Vitamins

multivitamins

Yet Another Attempt To Give Multivitamins A Bad Name…

Oh goodness... here we go again... it's time for another comically feeble "exposé" of the imagined dangers, drawbacks, and pointlessness of multivitamins. Sadly, these occasion...

Read More

vitamin

Don’t Be Fooled By The Latest Anti-Supplement Campaign

The media has been full of it this week... Supplements will kill you! That's the message from several new research papers and their publication coincides with campaigns to restrict...

Read More

vitamin

Don’t Be Fooled by the Mainstream’s Anti-Vitamin Campaign

Words actually cannot describe the amount of frustration I felt when I read yet another damning supplement headline: 'Vitamin supplements may be harmful to health'... Ignorant b...

Read More

surgery

What You Should Know Before Surgery

A friend of mine named Sylvia has been scheduled for some fairly routine surgery. But 'routine' doesn't mean 'easy', and she's understandably apprehensive. She and I talked about a...

Read More

fat, vitamin d

Vitamin D: Your Weapon Against Almost Every Illness

Back in 2008, we told you about an extensive review of the health benefits of vitamin D, conducted by researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon and t...

Read More

vitamin D

Never-ending Benefits Linked to Vitamin D…

Lately, vitamin D is enjoying the media spotlight more and more - and rightfully so! In the past year we've reported on several ground-breaking studies proving vitamin D's front...

Read More

Page 4 of 9« First...23456...Last »

Don't Forget Your Free Report



Just RSVP below for immediate access to this valuable report, with our sincere compliments.

As you'll discover in your FREE report, there are safe, natural ways to protect your heart without the use of risky, side-effect-ridden drugs.

And that's not all. When you enter your email address, you'll also receive the Daily Health e-letter. Each day in the Daily Health, you'll get:

• News on the latest cutting-edge natural health breakthroughs.
• The truth behind mainstream health headlines
• First access to new product releases
• And much, much more!

Enter your email address below to receive your FREE report, 10 Steps To Healthy Cholesterol Levels. We'll deliver it straight to your inbox in a matter of minutes.

10 Steps To Healthy Cholesterol Levels



Just RSVP below for immediate access to this valuable report, with our sincere compliments.

As you'll discover in your FREE report, there are safe, natural ways to protect your heart without the use of risky, side-effect-ridden drugs.

And that's not all. When you enter your email address, you'll also receive the Daily Health e-letter. Each day in the Daily Health, you'll get:

• News on the latest cutting-edge natural health breakthroughs.
• The truth behind mainstream health headlines
• First access to new product releases
• And much, much more!

Enter your email address below to receive your FREE report, 10 Steps To Healthy Cholesterol Levels. We'll deliver it straight to your inbox in a matter of minutes.