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Vitamin supplements



Vitamins are organic compounds that are required by us, in specific amounts, as nutrients, because they help in the growth and development of our bodies, as well as the proper functioning of various organs. They are absolutely essential, for a person’s good health. There are several forms of vitamins, which can usually be obtained, through the consumption of certain foods, especially fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, seeds, lean meats, grains, nuts, fish, eggs, dairy products and other healthy foods. The deficiency of certain vitamins can lead to health conditions that can range from minor to severe. Therefore, it is often recommended that healthy and nutritious foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients should be very high.

Unfortunately, in today’s fast paced world, most of the people do not find the time, or have the inclination, to prepare wholesome and nutritious foods. Almost everyone opts of convenience over health, as fast foods and junk foods have become a common feature of our daily diets. As a result of poor nutrition, many people suffer from fatigue, low immunity, premature aging, skin problems and several other serious health conditions. In order to compensate for the lack of adequate vitamins, several health experts recommend the use of vitamin supplements.


One of the main benefits of vitamin supplements is that it helps you to overcome any nutritional deficiencies that you may be suffering from, thereby improving your overall health in the long run. Vitamin supplements play the role of filling any gaps that your natural diet may leave. The use of multivitamin supplements is usually recommended by doctors, for many people, who suffer from low immunity. These supplements can strengthen the immune system and can increase your resistance power, which helps your body fight off diseases. Even though vitamin supplements are often recommended for most people, there are some side effects that have been associated with an overdose of them. The side effects include vomiting, diarrhea and nausea. Moreover, some vitamin supplements may not have the desired results, when combined with other medicines and therefore, should not be taken by people who suffering from certain health problems or are about to undergo a surgery soon. This may be one of the reasons that people are now opting for vitamin herbal supplements.


Herbal supplements have become quite popular, as people are looking for way in which they can improve their health, using natural remedies, in place of pharmaceutical drugs. The applications and benefits of different herbs and herbal extracts have been touted by many companies and health experts. However, like many other products that are health related, herbal supplements are not necessarily regulated in the United States. There are no guarantees on the effectiveness or even the true contents of the products, as some studies have revealed that at times, certain brands of herbal dietary supplements do not contain the herbs that they claimed to. Therefore, before taking any vitamin supplements, or even herbal supplements, it is important to find out a little more about them.


The deficiency of Vitamin D is quite common, which is why many people are taking Vitamin D supplements, as it is necessary for the development of teeth and bones, as well as the absorption of calcium. Vitamin D is also required for increasing the function of the thyroid gland, as well as blood clotting. However, people with gastrointestinal disorders, gallbladder disease or liver problems should assess their needs for Vitamin D supplements, as these conditions interfere with its absorption.


Before buying any supplement, it is important to choose the right brand. You can do that by reading the contents and exact amounts of the vitamins present and then checking with your doctor, if the doses present are appropriate. 

Submitted on January 16, 2014