Vitamins are essential for ongoing good health, internally and externally, from your hair to your toe. It is very important to pay attention to your vitamin intake and there is a list of symptoms that are associated with vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and some are hair loss, aging skin, blurred vision and peeling nails. For a complete list of vitamin deficiency symptoms see; Deficiency Symptoms.
Although taking a vitamin supplement is a good way of ensuring that you are getting your vitamins, know that only small percentage of the supplement is adsorbed by the body and the rest are flushed out of our system. Hence the best way to ensure you are receiving sufficient and regular amounts of vitamins is to have a healthy and balanced diet. A diet full of fruits and vegetables ensures that you receive sufficient amount of vitamins on daily basis.
Here is a list of vitamins along with functions that they support and some examples of the natural sources where you can get these vitamins from;
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Vitamin A & Beta Carotene
Helps build healthy eyes, required for growth and bone development
Beta carotene, a provitamin the body converts into vitamin A, is a powerful antioxidant that has been celebrated for its possible ability to fight cancer
Beta carotene is thought to play a role protecting cells, boosting the immune system and helping to keep the reproductive system healthy
The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for adult men is 5000 IU, adult women is 4000 IU and kids 4-6 years 2500 IU, 7-10 years 3300 IU