Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Benefits of Vitamins

Most of us don't get enough of our daily recommended amounts of vitamins and minerals. With hurried lifestyles and hectic daily routines, many people simply opt for grabbing fast food, or worse--skipping meals altogether. Without a balanced diet, our bodies react with more colds and flu, weight gain, skin conditions, digestive problems, and leave us feeling sluggish and tired. Vitamin supplements can help correct many problems, especially when we don't eat right, and give a boost to your immune system. Take a look at what some vitamins can do for you.

Vitamin A - Especially good for eyes and helps overall cell reproduction.

Vitamin B1 - Provides energy for our bodies and is essential for the breakdown of fats, carbohydrates, and protein.

Vitamin B6 - Is essential for processing amino acids in our systems which are needed to produce
hormones, serotonin, melatonin, and dopamine.

Vitamin B12 - Needed for nerve cells and may prevent heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's Disease.

Vitamin C - Protects against immune deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, cancer, eye disease, strokes, and even skin wrinkling.

Vitamin D -
Helps your body to absorb calcium and phosphorus from the foods you eat. Maintains healthy bones, preventing osteoporosis.

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