Vitamins 101

I take a handful of vitamins all throughout each day.  I’m a vegetarian on a college budget, so I know I can’t afford to have a vitamin enriched meal every time I sit down. Vitamins are extremely affordable and one bottle will last you quite a long time.

Before I started taking vitamins, I would notice many things seemed off balanced and I knew my lack of nutrients was playing a factor. When I first began trying to decide what vitamins to take, it was all very overwhelming. All the vitamins will work wonders for your body, so how do you choose which one is right for you?

I’ve broken down the vitamins that are most beneficial to anyone.

Now, I do understand that not everyone is comfortable taking vitamins or a pill of any form. The vitamins that I take are all natural, but I will add a list of foods and beverages that will give you the same benefits as well.

Vitamin A

I take vitamin A because I have sevre asthma, and thyroid problems run in my family. Vitamin A is known for combatting both of these diseases. It will also help conquer mesntratual side effects and fertitlity imbalances in both male and female. It is also used to help with vision and treating eye disorders such as catacts and glaucoma. Some of the foods that contain vitamin A are fruits, vegetables, eggs, whole milk, butter, meat and oily saltwater fish.

B12

I love taking B12. After a few weeks of consistently taking this vitamin, I noticed changes in my body. B12 is known to boosts energy, mood, concentration and immune system. It is also used for memory loss and is know to help fight the development of Alzheimer’s disease. If you apply it directly to the skin, it will help with psoriasis and eczema as well. Some foods that contain B12 benefits include chicken eggs, swiss cheese, mackerel, crab

Fish Oil

Fish Oil pills are something I have taken for year. It gives your skin a natural glow and it helps with your complexion. It is often taken to help with heart and brain health. It also helos with diabetes, asthma nd weak bones. It gives the body omega-3 fatty acids, which the body cannot product on it’s own. It will also reduce pain, swelling and blood clots. Some foods that contain a generous amount of fish oil include salmon, tuna, sturgeon, bluefish, trout.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is my favorite vitamin to take. Generally, I get a cold everytime the weather changes from hot to cold or vice versa. Since I started taking vitamin C habitually, I have not suffered from a single cold. I prefer the chewable version of this pill. The citrus taste is an instant burst of energy, and so I typically take it first thing in the morning. builds your immune system, builds white cell count. Vitamin C can also fight stomach ulcers and depression. Foods that contain vitamin C are citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons, freshly squeezed orange juice.

Vitamin D

I have very frail and fragile bones. My arms are the same size the entire way up. I’m also terribly clumsy and uncoordinated. So, I take fish oil to help develop stronger bones. Vitamin D supports weak bones, bone pain, bone loss and it helps prevent fractures. I also have very brittle teeth too, and vitamin D helps to support strong teeth as well. Vitamin D is found in fish, sardines, dairy products, juice and cereal.

Biotin

Biotin works wonders for your hair skin and nails. Since I have started taking this vitamin, my skin has become more durable and less oily. My nails are terribly weak from constantly getting fake nails. Since taking this vitamin, I have noticed my natural nails are strengthening and growing stronger than before. I also have damaged hair from constantly dying and putting heat on it. My hair has become noticeably shinier and stronger as well. When taken orally, Biotin is known for fighting hair loss, brittle nails, skin rash in infants, diabetes and mild depression. Biotin can be gained through consumption of mushrooms, tuna, turkey, avocados, egg, salmon.

Fenugreek

Now, these pills are quite large, but I just tell myself it’s because they contain so many great things. Fenugreek will help with digestive problems such as an upset stomach, constipatopm, loss of appetite and inflammation of the stomach.  Fenugreek can be found in cheken, curries, legumes and potatos.

With hundreds of vitamins on the shelf, you are bound to find the ones for you that will fit your lifestyle and personal needs. This list is just a few of my personal favorites that have helped with my daily health and wellness.

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