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All you need to know about vitamin complexes

January 27, 2021Health Tips

Vitamins are essential nutrients needed for cells and the body to function properly, as well as for growth and correct development.

There are two large groups of vitamins depending on their general chemical properties: water-soluble vitamins and fat-soluble vitamins.

Water-soluble vitamins

Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. They’re eliminated by the body through urine and we need to consume them on a daily basis. Group B vitamins and vitamin C are the most important.

Vitamin C, known as ascorbic acid, is obtained from citrus fruits and is needed for normal growth and development.

These are essential for the brain and nervous system to function properly.

 

Fat-soluble vitamins

Fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in fats and oils and are stored in the body’s fatty tissue, mainly in the liver and kidneys.

There is no need for these types of vitamins to be consumed on a daily basis. Taking them in excess can cause them to be stored in our fat cells and accumulate in the body, where they may cause toxic damage.

We’re basically talking about 4 types of fat-soluble vitamins: vitamins A, D, E and K. The most toxic are A and D.

The following are the most notable characteristics of each fat-soluble vitamin:

 

A healthy, balanced diet, together with regular physical exercise, is enough to guarantee the necessary vitamin supply for your body and prevent possible malnutrition.

It’s advisable to avoid using multivitamin complexes to feel better and boost the body’s defences. Vitamins are only necessary when there’s a specific deficiency in the body or a need for an extra input in certain situations, such as pregnancy, growth, breastfeeding, or in special cases involving an illness or the risk of developing it.

It’s always best to take vitamins under the supervision of a doctor or a nutritionist.

 

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