Micronutrients do not receive much attention when it comes to having a healthy diet. That is why we decided to share with you why these micronutrients are essential and what functions they have in our body. This week the focus is on the 13 vitamins that you consume with our products.
Vitamin A – one of its most essential functions is related to vision and eye health. This vitamin allows you to see in low light conditions. Vitamin A also strengthens the immune system and it is a potent antioxidant. Additionally, it promotes healthy growth and reproduction.
Vitamin D – it promotes the absorption of calcium, which results in healthy bones and teeth. It also boosts the immune system and supports the health of the brain and nervous system. Vitamin D also regulates insulin levels and reduces the risk of diabetes.
Vitamin E – this vitamin helps on the inside and outside. It helps with the immune system, acts as an antioxidant, and aids cell function. Vitamin E also has amazing effects on the skin. It can be used to treat various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, and it can have anti-aging properties.
Vitamin K – without vitamin K, the body cannot produce a clotting factor, which is essential for blood clotting and bone metabolism. It also keeps the blood pressure lower, and some studies suggest that there is a link between vitamin K and improved episodic memory.
Vitamin C – We have all heard about this one vitamin and for a good reason. It has so many health benefits! It can treat the common cold, improve your mood, it aids Iron absorption, boosts immunity, and much more.
Biotin – it is involved in the metabolism of macronutrients and has a vital role in energy production. It also benefits hair, skin, and nails. Additionally, this vitamin may reduce blood sugar.
Pantothenic Acid – this vitamin has the reputation of reducing stress, anxiety, and depression by regulating the hormones responsible for those conditions. It also boosts the immune system and helps build stamina by reducing body fatigue and weariness.
Vitamin B1/ Thiamin – You may not know this, but vitamin B1 is what enables the body to use carbohydrates as energy. It is also essential for glucose metabolism and has a crucial role in digestion. This vitamin can also prevent heart diseases and helps nerve and muscle function.
Vitamin B2/ Riboflavin – this vitamin allows oxygen to be used by the body and in this way increases blood circulation. It can regulate thyroid activity and has been proven to prevent headaches and migraines. Vitamin B2 is needed to break down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates so that the body can use them.
Vitamin B3/ Niacin – Niacin can lower bad cholesterol while increasing the good one. It also boosts brain functions and is associated with improved skin function.
Vitamin B6 – our body uses this vitamin daily, and it is essential for almost all functions – from movement to metabolism, blood flow, and a healthy nervous system. Interestingly, this vitamin may have potential in the prevention/reducing the risk of several diseases like Alzheimer’s, anemia, heart diseases, cancer, and others.
Vitamin B9/ Folic Acid – this is one of the vitamins all pregnant women are encouraged to take during the early weeks of pregnancy. It prevents malformations in the brain, and spinal cord. It also aids muscle build-up, the creation of more red blood vessels and can even prevent heart attacks.
Vitamin B12 – some of its most essential benefits include maintaining energy levels, supporting bone health and boosting skin, hair and nails condition. It can also improve your mood and battle depression, prevent the loss of neurons, and aid focus and brain function.