Natural Vitamin Health Essentials
The natural health researchers at Institute for Vibrant Living (IVL) have investigated the natural remedies available for vitamin shortages in the diet. Here is their report:
If you are eating a reasonably healthy diet and are even moderately exercising, you may simply assume that you are getting all of the vitamins and nutrients you need in order to stay healthy.
However, people are increasingly experiencing vitamin deficiencies that may be either mis-diagnosed or are mistakenly assumed to be a normal part of life or aging. In many cases, these people aren’t aware they have a vitamin deficiency.
And ironically, you may not immediately realize that you have a particular vitamin deficiency – until it’s too late to reverse a particular condition.
If your body is lacking in essential vitamins like Vitamin D, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C, or B, your health can quickly deteriorate with no apparent explanation.
In order for your body to function optimally, your body must be exposed to ample amounts of every key vitamin. (If you find that you get sick like clockwork every winter, this may be due to a lack of vitamins.)
Science now knows that every vitamin serves its own uniquely vital purpose within the human body.
Look For Changes in the Body
For example, is your skin dry and cracking when previously fine? Do you suddenly have dandruff? Do your nails and hair break easily when before they were strong? Are you losing hair at a faster rate?
All of these seemingly common conditions may in fact, indicate vitamin deficiencies.
Here are some things to look for:
Lack of Vitamin A – can cause dry hair, and acne. People also commonly have eye problems, like dry eye and night blindness, when they have deficiencies in Vitamin A.
B12 deficiency – you might think that you are just depressed or tired. However, mood-related issues could also be caused by lack of B vitamins in the body.
Lack of Vitamin C – may cause impaired wound healing, loose teeth and/or bleeding gums.
Lack of Vitamin D – deficiency in Vitamin D is also a serious issue that is increasingly of concern to scientists and doctors. Research has linked lack of Vitamin D to a variety of serious illnesses including cancer, cardiovascular disease and immune disorders. If you have a vitamin deficiency in D, there are measures you can take such as drinking fortified milk that is rich in Vitamin D. Also exposure to sunlight will help to maintain your body’s natural production of the vitamin.
Free Radical Facts
One of the key benefits of getting enough vitamins in your diet is that they prevent free radical damage. That’s because:
Your body is exposed to free radicals on a daily basis as you go about life.
It is hard to escape inhaling pollution and being exposed to toxins such as cigarette and car exhaust smoke.
In today’s world, even if you are diligent about avoiding toxins, inevitably some will still come your way.
Stress also produces free radicals that need to be counteracted by antioxidants.
The good news is that vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E can counteract free radical damage.
Getting Enough Essential Vitamins
One way to make sure that you are getting ample vitamins is to take a quality vitamin complex supplement:
It is best if the vitamin you choose is derived from natural, whole food sources.
Make sure that your diet contains ample fruits and vegetables. Choose organic produce whenever possible.
Remember to pay close attention to any symptoms that you may be having of vitamin deficiency. (Changes in your body appearance or behavior, for openers)
Through being proactive, you can take the necessary measures to fight any vitamin deficiency before it becomes a serious issue for yourself or your family.
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David Flores is a natural health researcher for Institute for Vibrant Living, a leading source for all-natural supplements, vitamins, and minerals for many health and nutrition challenges. To learn more about the products offered by the Institute for Vibrant Living visit http://www.ivlproducts.com
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