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    Different Types of Vitamins

    Vitamins, one of the most essential nutrients required by the body, can be broadly classified into two broad categories namely, water-soluble vitamins and fat-soluble vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins (B vitamins and vitamin C) get flushed out from the body; therefore there arises a need to consume these vitamins on a daily basis. On the contrary, fat-soluble vitamins (Vitamins A, D, E, and K) get stored in the body's fatty tissues. There are distinctive kinds of vitamins and each vitamin play a unique role in promoting health fitness.

    Here is a list of different vitamin types:

    • Vitamin A: it helps a great deal in improving your eyesight. Also it aids in maintaining healthy skin. Rich sources of vitamin A are: eggs, milk, apricots, carrots, spinach and sweet potatoes etc.
    • Vitamins B: vitamin B is a list of multiple vitamins like B1, B2, B6, B12, niacin, folic acid, biotin, and pantothenic acid. Vitamin B aids in generating energy that the body utilizes to carry out its activities. Vitamin B also participates actively in making red blood cells that carry oxygen to different parts of your body. Rich sources of vitamin B include whole grains, such as wheat and oats, fish and seafood, leafy green vegetables, dairy products like milk and yogurt, beans and peas etc.
    • Vitamin C: it helps in strengthening your gums and muscles. Vitamin C found in citrus fruits like oranges, also aids in healing wounds. It enables you to overcome infections. Foods rich in vitamin C, apart from citrus fruits are: tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage and strawberries etc.
    • Vitamin D: it works towards strengthening your bones and teeth. It also aids in absorbing the calcium required by the body. Foods rich in vitamin D are: fish, egg yolk, milk and other dairy products etc.
    • Vitamin E: It takes care of your lungs and also aids in formation of red blood cells. Good sources of vitamin E are: whole grains, such as wheat and oats, leafy green vegetables, egg yolks, nuts etc.
    • Vitamin K: vitamin K helps in the maintenance of normal levels of the blood clotting proteins. Good sources of vitamin K are: leafy green vegetables, dairy products, like milk and yogurt, pork etc.



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    Vitamins to Increase Energy

    Do vitamins give energy is a question that confuses millions of people. Well, vitamins do not directly serve as a source of energy, but they aid the enzymes that generate energy from the energy producing nutrients like protein, carbohydrates and fats. Thus, they play a major role in helping out in the chemical reaction that leads to fruitful generation of energy, which enables you to perform your daily routine activities effectively. Read further to explore information about vitamins to increase energy…

    Adequate vitamin intake promotes your health fitness, by strengthening your bones and teeth. It makes your immune system strong, thereby enabling you to overcome various kinds of infections. Talking about as to what vitamins provide energy, vitamin B3 works in combination with coenzyme Q10 and contributes a great deal in boosting your energy levels.

    Vitamin B6 plays a vital role in human metabolism. Vitamin B12 acts as an active participant in the biochemical reactions that lead to the production of energy. Infact, it is for this reason that vitamin B12 is sometimes also referred as energy vitamin. Vitamin C is requisite for the synthesis of a small molecule named carnitine that helps in transporting fat to the cellular organelles called mitochondria, for its conversion into energy. Thus, it is of prime importance to consume vitamins so as to enhance your energy levels.


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    Vitamins Good for Hair

    It is the deficiency of B vitamins (especially B6, biotin, inositol and folic acid) in your diet that lead to hair loss. The body needs plenty of vitamins for promoting health fitness, but there are some specific natural vitamins for hair growth like B5 (pantothenic acid and B3 (niacin). Read further to explore information about healthy hair vitamins…

    Here is a list of vitamins good for hair:

    • Vitamin A: it is an antioxidant that aids in the making of healthy sebum in the scalp. Food sources rich in Vitamin A are fish liver oil, meat, milk, cheese, eggs, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, apricots and peaches.
    • Vitamin C: they work towards maintaining hair health. Sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwi, cantaloupe, pineapple, tomatoes, and dark green vegetables.
    • Vitamin E: it helps in improving the scalp circulation. Food sources rich in vitamin E are vegetable oils, wheat germ oil, soybeans, raw seeds and nuts, dried beans, and leafy green vegetables.
    • Biotin: it works as an anti aging agent by preventing graying of hair and hair loss. Sources of biotin are: whole grains, egg yolks, liver, rice and milk.
    • Inositol: it helps in keeping hair follicles healthy. Rich food sources include whole grains, liver and citrus fruits.
    • Niacin (Vitamin B3): it aids in promoting scalp circulation. Rich food sources include wheat germ, fish, chicken, turkey and meat.
    • Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5): it helps in preventing graying and hair loss. Rich food sources encompass whole grain cereals, organ meats and egg yolks.
    • Vitamin B6: Prevents hair loss. Food sources include brewer's yeast, liver, whole grain cereals, vegetables, organ meats and egg yolk.
    • Vitamin B12: Prevents hair loss. Rich food sources include chicken, fish, eggs and milk.


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    Vitamins for Healthy Skin

    Taking care of the skin means different things to different people. For many, it means a simple splash of water, using soap for cleansing purpose. Some people tend to find excuses that they are not able to look after their skin, owing to their busy hectic work schedule. Well, taking out time for oneself is something that should not pinch you much, because you are not doing it for anyone else.

    There are people who are blessed with good skin, but even they need to make an effort to nourish their skin on a regular basis, so as to maintain that glow. And when it comes to taking care of the skin, most of us look out for cosmetic products for cleansing, toning and moisturizing our skin. But none of us really have knowledge as to how much damage these cosmetic products do to our skin.

    Skin care is about protecting your skin from the harmful effects of water, wind and sun. There is no particular age or time to look after your skin, so never think that your age has gone, to take good care of your skin. Healthy beautiful skin is the end result of a well-hydrated skin that is duly protected from the sun damage. And not to forget regular exercise and a balanced diet are other two secrets that pave way for achieving healthy glowing skin.

    It had long been recognized that vitamins play a major role in maintaining skin health, because they act fabulously on the skin surface, thus paving way for achieving healthy rich glowing skin. The credit goes to their antioxidant properties that works wonders on the skin, thus bringing out the charm of a lady in the most beautiful manner. Read further to explore information about good skin vitamins.

    Your skin badly craves for nutrients, but is not that lucky enough to get a regular dose of nutrients. There are vitamins for healthy skin like vitamin A, C and E, which if not consumed properly, can lead to dull lifeless skin. Vitamin E and vitamin C have antioxidant properties and owing to this fact, they help a great deal in preventing any sort of skin damage. Vitamin A prevents the sunrays from causing any harm to the skin and Vitamin C works towards healing the skin. So, incorporate vitamins for skin care, in your regular daily meals and then you can also go about boasting off your beautiful skin.


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    Vitamins for Weight Loss

    It is difficult to list out best vitamins for weight loss, but yes definitely there are some weight loss vitamins that deserve a special mention. The reservoir of vitamins to lose weight is a real comprehensive one and encompasses multiple vitamins like Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Choline (part of B-complex), Inositol (part of B-complex), and Vitamin C.

    • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): this vitamin ensures your normal thyroid functioning and also takes care of your metabolism system. Good food sources include milk, liver and kidney, almonds, hard cheese, eggs and leafy green vegetables.
    • Vitamin B3 (Niacin): it aids in maintaining normal thyroid hormone production. Good food sources of Vitamin B3 include: wheat bran, liver, tuna, turkey, chicken, meat, eggs, oats, barley, wheat flakes, cheese, dried fruit, brown rice.
    • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): it helps a great deal in assisting in the process of energy generation. Good food sources of Vitamin B5 include: liver and kidney, meat, poultry, nuts, wheat flakes, wheat bran, wheat germ, eggs, barley, beans, wholegrain bread and green vegetables.
    • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): Vitamin B6 aids in regulating the production of thyroid hormone and ensures the smooth functioning of your metabolism system. Good food sources of Vitamin B6, wheat bran, wheat germ, oats, poultry, beef, avocado, bananas, brown rice, cabbage, dried fruit, molasses, eggs.
    • Choline: it is required for ensuring the efficient fat metabolism. If there is inadequacy of choline in the body, it is likely that fat might get blocked in the liver. Good sources of choline include: lecithin, beef liver, beef heart, egg yolks, wheat germ, cauliflower, cucumber, and peanuts.
    • Inositol: it helps choline in ensuring smooth fat metabolism system. Good sources of inositol include: lecithin, beef heart, beef liver, wheat germ, soy, eggs, citrus fruits, wholegrain, nuts.
    • Vitamin C: it aids in the process of conversion of glucose into energy. Good food sources of vitamin C include: blackcurrants, broccoli, green peppers, kiwi fruits, Brussels Sprouts, lemons, oranges, strawberries, cabbage.


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    Re: Different Types of Vitamins

    Thanx for sharing such valuable info

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    Re: Different Types of Vitamins

    So much of informations. Thanks for sharing

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    Re: Different Types of Vitamins

    That's true that Vitamins play very important role in our life to be healthy and fit. Thanks for sharing such a valuable and informative information about Vitamins. I got lots of new important information from your thread.

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    Great infos Nisha.. We hardly hear abt B5, B6, B12 vitamins,, adhellam kuda cover ayirukku.. very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepa bala View Post
    Great infos Nisha.. We hardly hear abt B5, B6, B12 vitamins,, adhellam kuda cover ayirukku.. very nice
    Thanks for your comment Deepa


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