Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Supplements Part 1

Walk into any pharmacy and you will see a shelves of vitamins, minerals, herbals, and specialty supplements.  Supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry.  A varied healthy diet is important in getting essential nutrients.  Just the vitamins today.


Vitamin A - immune system, skin, nails, mucous membranes, eyes.  It can be found in milk, eggs, yellow vegetables, tomatoes and fruits.


Beta-Carotene - a pre-Vitamin A compound which the body converts to Vitamin A. Maintains healthy vision and immune system.  It can be found in carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, spinach, kale, cantaloupe, and apricots.


Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine) - nervous system, muscles, heart, energy.  It can be found in beef, liver, dried milk, oats, nuts, oranges, pork, eggs, seeds, legumes, peas and yeast.


Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) - energy, mucous membrane linings, nervous system, skin and eyes.  It can be found in beef, liver, lamb, salmon, milk, natural yogurt, mushrooms, spinach, almonds, sun dried tomatoes, and eggs.


Vitamin B-3 (Niacin) - fat and tissue respiration, helps reduce blood cholesterol, skin, nerves and digestive system.  It can be found in peanuts, mushrooms, liver, tuna, green peas, grass fed beef, turkey and chicken breast.


Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid) - energy, hormones, bile, hemoglobin, nerves.  It can be found in chicken liver, salmon, sunflower seeds, sun dried tomatoes, avocados, corn broccoli, mushrooms, yogurt and cauliflower.



Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) - energy, stress, red blood cells and brain.  It can be found in legumes, nuts, seeds, lean meats, poultry, seafood and eggs.


Vitamin B-9 (Folic Acid) - red blood cells and nervous system.  It can be found in dark leafy greens, asparagus, broccoli, citrus fruits, beans, peas, lentils, carrots, squash, avocados, brussel sprouts, okra, seeds, nuts, cauliflower, beets, corn and celery.


Vitamin B-12 (Cyanocobalamin) - red blood cells, bone marrow, nervous system.  It can be found in meat, fish, poultry, eggs, shellfish and cheese.


Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) - immune system, iron absorption, collagen, hemoglobin, capillaries and red blood cells.  It can be found in pineapple, brussel sprouts, guava, black currants, red and green peppers, oranges, strawberries, papayas, broccoli, kale, mango, cauliflower, parsley and grapefruit.


Vitamin D - bone density and mineral absorption of Calcium and Phosphorus.  It can be found in tuna, mackerel, salmon, beef liver, cheese and egg yolks.


Vitamin E - is an antioxidant that helps fight against and free radicals.  It protects Vitamin A and C. It acts as an anti-blood clotting agent, prolongs the life of red blood cells.  It can be found in wheat germ, sunflower seeds, almonds, hazel nuts, spinach, avocado, turnip greens, butternut squash, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, palm oil, peanuts, and olive oil.


Vitamin H (Biotin) - B complex vitamin.  Metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, healthy skin and hair.  It can be found in liver, yeast, cheddar cheese, salmon, avocado, bananas, egg yolk, peanuts, whole wheat bread, pork, sardines, raspberries, cauliflower and egg yolk.



Vitamin K - production of coagulants, the blood clotting factors within the body.  It can be found in kale, spinach, turnip greens, collards, swiss chard, mustard greens, parsley, romaine, green leaf lettuce, fish, liver, meat and eggs.


Do your vitamins look like this?


When they should look more like this:



Supplements Part 2

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