What do we know about vitamins? Part I
 Vitamins - help your health!

Vitamins   (from the Latin. vita   - Life) - physiologically active organic compounds of different chemical nature, it is absolutely necessary for normal life. They are essential nutrients (except nicotinic acid) since they are not synthesized by the human organism and act primarily in the food composition. Vitamins are involved in all processes of the body's metabolism.

Until 1900 Vitamins fall into our body entirely from the diet, and changes in diet can alter the types and amounts of vitamins, coming from the food. Vitamins began to produce as commodity chemicals, and they became widely available as inexpensive pills for several decades, allowing to complement the usual diet. However, it should be remembered that currently sold in pharmacies vitamins are the same drugs, like any other drug, and can be used only if prescribed by your doctor and strictly in accordance with that doctor dosage.

Interesting!   The ancient Egyptians knew that feeding a patient liver helps to cure night blindness, a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin A.

However, a valuable source of vitamins and have had vegetable and meat food. There are more than 20 natural vitamins, many of which are in plants and organ meats. The value of certain foods that support health, has been recognized before vitamins were discovered and studied.

Important!   A balanced diet provides the body well vitamins and minerals, and the additional administration of drugs and dietary supplements for most people is not only needed, but even not safe!

Vitamins Nutrition

Vitamin A (retinol) . Provitamin A or carotene, found in plants, the human body itself is transformed into vitamin. Carotene found in carrots, tomatoes, beets, parsley and onion, St. John's wort, nettle, yarrow, melon, pumpkin, gooseberries, raspberries, plums, currants, apricots, peaches, sea buckthorn, rowan, rose hip, nuts. Lack of vitamin A in the body leads to hair breakage, dryness and peeling of the skin, wrinkles, acne, brittle nails.

Vitamin B1 (thiamine)   needs in various forms of acne, oily, pigmented spots, dermatitis, hair loss and poor hair growth, their graying. Contained in the nettles, bananas, grapes, raspberries, lemons, watermelons, flax, cabbage, potatoes, beets, zucchini, strawberries, wheat and rice bran, St. John's wort.

Interesting!   In 1331 in Beijing, Mongolian Hu Sihui has published a three-volume work "Important principles of food and beverages", systematic knowledge about the therapeutic role of nutrition and health asserted the need to combine a variety of products.

 What do we know about vitamins? Part I
 Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)   It helps with seborrhea, seborrheic hair loss, pink and common acne, cracks and sores in the corners of the mouth, rejuvenates aging skin. This vitamin is found in cereals, onions, cabbage, potatoes, onions, apricots, oranges, lemons, strawberries, raspberries, sea buckthorn, nettle, rhubarb, chamomile.

Vitamin B3 (pantothenic acid)   necessary for the process of metabolism. It also regulates the formation of pigment in the hair. With a lack of pantothenic acid in the body is premature graying and hair loss. Vitamin helps with dryness and sagging skin, seborrhea, for the treatment of wounds, burns and ulcers. Vitamin contained in the bran of rice, wheat, carrots, cucumbers, parsley, lettuce, plums, currants, tomatoes, pumpkin, squash, legumes, baker's yeast and others.

Interesting!   In 1920, Jack Cecil Drummond proposed to remove the «e» of the word «vitamine», because the newly discovered vitamin C does not contain amine components. So vitamayny steel vitamins.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)   useful for oily, vulgar and pink acne, seborrheic hair loss, dermatitis. With a lack of pyridoxine going atrophy of the epidermal cells, hair roots and sebaceous glands. Vitamin in large quantities contained in wormwood, onions, potatoes, cabbage, cucumbers, parsley, tomatoes, rice, wheat, many fruits and berries.

Vitamin B9 (folic acid)   It stimulates the skin, promotes normal growth of hair, is useful for wrinkles, pink acne, dermatoses. Folic acid is found in watermelon, melon, cabbage, carrots, onions, cucumbers, parsley, lettuce, tomatoes, raspberries, sea buckthorn, apples, baker's yeast, wheat, rye.

Interesting!   Activation occurs vitamins in various organs of the body. For example, B vitamins are activated in the liver. Vitamin D is activated in the skin (by the action of ultraviolet rays and kidney).

Author: Inna Sedykh