Benefits of Vitamins, Minerals & Supplements


What vitamin and mineral supplements?
Vitamin or mineral pills taken in addition to food.

Are vitamin and mineral supplements needed?

If you’re healthy and eat a balanced diet based on Food Pyramid, supplements are not required, (unless you are pregnant or when advised by your doctor or nutrition).
If you need to take supplements, please consult your doctor or Nutritionist.
Excessive doses of supplements can be harmful.

What kind of vitamin and mineral supplements as usual?

vitamin A
vitamin C
vitamin B12
iron
zinc
calcium
Folic Acid
iodine

Vitamin A

Benefits

It is also known as Retinol. It is important to:
Growing up perfect children,
Good vision (to prevent and sometimes to correct night) for children and adults.
Healthy Skin
Layer of the mucous membranes in the body.

Lack of vitamin A can cause:

Lowered resistance to infection;
Rough skin, dry and acne;
Digestive problems;
Kidney stones (renal);
Night blindness
Eye diseases, including xerophthalamia, which can cause blindness.

Good source of Vitamin A are:

Liver, eggs
Margarine
Whole milk and low fat milk
Beta Carotene from food (found in abundance in the pumpkin, carrots, apricots, mangoes, papaya and fruits and vegetables a yellow / orange and red and the green leaf vegetables like spinach, cabbage, white radish and beetroot), which will be converted to Vitamin A by our body.

Poisoned

Vitamin A is fat soluble, and it is stored in the body if the supplements are taken in excess over
In severe cases, the possibility of blurred vision, high pressure in the brain, and hair loss.

Vitamin C

Benefits
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid.
It is important for the formation and maintenance of collagen, a protein that strengthens the body’s cells.
It is very important for healthy bones and teeth, for blood vessels and wound healing.
Vitamin C also helps in the metabolism of some amino acids and hormones.
It also has antioxidant effects, by helping the body remove waste product of metabolism Carcinogenic so-called free radicals.

Lack of Vitamin C can cause:

Scurvy
Lack of resilience
Bleeding gums.

Good source of Vitamin C are:

Guava
Papaya
Leatherback
Mango
Citrus fruits (oranges)
Green leafy vegetables

Poisoned
Diarrhea
Disruptions in gastro intestinal
The formation of kidney stones (renal)
Addition of uric acid
Vitamin B12

Benefits

Vitamin B12 or cobalamin, in combination with Folacin (Vitamin B12, also known as Folic Acid)
It is used in the formation of red blood cells
It also helps maintain the protective membranes and nerves.

Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency are:

Pernicious Anemia
Paralyzed muscles and nerves.

Resources

Meat
Fish
Chicken / ducks
Prodek dairy
Eggs
Heart
Iron

Benefits

Iron is an important mineral for good health and life. Most of the iron in the human body are in red blood cells, hemoglobin and its importance are:
Facilitate the formation of hemoglobin in red blood cells
The formation of myoglobin in the muscles
Oxygen carriers
Involved in energy consumption.

In general, iron deficiency can cause:

Anemia
Symptoms’ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children
Among young adults often cause fatigue

Resources

Heart
Beef
Chicken / ducks
Fish
Shell
Eggs
Legumes
Dried beans
Dried prunes
Prune fruit juice
Cereal – a plus with iron
Whole wheat
Bread enriched with minerals and spinach

Poisoned

Can damage the liver and pancreas,
Possible increased risk for cancer and heart disease.

Folic Acid

Benefits
Also known as Folate.
Required for stone cells, especially red blood cells.

Lack

Lethargy
Fatigue
Lack of concentration
Irritable
Dizziness
Heart pounding
Breathless
“Neural tube defects” (deficiency during pregnancy)

Resources

Legumes
Colored leaves of green vegetables

Calcium

Benefits

Involved in the process of adding minerals in the formation of fetal bones and teeth
Muscle contraction and relaxation,
Nerve functions,
Internal cellular control,
Cofactor external cellular enzymes,
Blood clotting and blood pressure

Lack

Osteoporosis,
The growth of stunted children.
Osteomalacia
Rikets

Resources

Milk and dairy products,
Fish (bony),
Tofu,
Legumes,
Broccoli

Spinach

Poisoned

Kidney stones (renal).

Zinc
Benefits

Transport for Vitamin A,
Sense of taste,
Wound healing,
Sperm production,
Child’s development,
Play a role in many enzymes, hormones (insulin), generic material and proteins.

Lack

Loss of appetite,
Stunted growth in children,
Moisture perbentukan sex organs,
Decrease immune function,
Slow healing of wounds.

Resources

Heart
Meat
Chicken / ducks
Seafood
Bean (OffalsNuts)
Cereal
Legumes
Full grains

Poisoned

Fever,
Vomiting,
Diarrhea,
Gastric
Dizziness

Iodine

Benefits

Helps regulate metabolism and the developing fetus.
Lack
Tairoid gland enlargement (goiter)

Resources

Seafood
Salt beriodin
Poisoned
Burning sensation in the mouth, throat and stomach
Stomach ache
Fever
Queasiness
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Hypotyroidism

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