Akin to the way the alphabet is essential for your educational progress, the ABC’s of basic vitamins are critically important for your body’s nutritional needs. Your body’s normal growth and development is dependent upon the supply of certain key nutrients, of which basic vitamins are a significant part. Being aware of how these vitamins are beneficial for your system will help you understand the importance of ensuring that these basic vitamins make it to your regular dietary plan! Inadequate supplies of basic vitamins will create deficiencies within your body, which in turn has the potential to unleash adverse health complications and problems. So let’s get started with learning about the basic vitamins needed by our bodies.
This basic vitamin shoulders the responsibility of fighting bacteria and other disease causing agents, maintaining optimum vision, facilitating bone growth and body development, maintaining the skin and body linings, ensuring healthy reproduction, and promoting normal skin development. Inadequate supplies of the basic vitamin A leads to deficiency diseases such as night blindness. An overdose of vitamin A is just as harmful as an inadequate dose, and can lead to health complications such as birth defects and spontaneous abortion. In rare cases, a large dose of this basic vitamin can even prove to be fatal. Good sources of vitamin A include sweet potatoes, carrots, liver, and broccoli.
Unlike most vitamins, vitamin B has several variants all of which feature distinctive benefits for the human system. The different forms of this basic vitamin include Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin B12 (cobolamin), biotin, and folic acid.
According to Dr. Kenneth Blum, chief of the Addictive Diseases Division at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, B-complex supplements are an effective remedy for shortening the duration of hangovers! Moreover, B vitamins are the body’s go to basic vitamins in the face of stress and anxiety.
Diseases such as malaria are transferred via insect bites. According to Dr. John Yunginger, professor at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, individuals who have Vitamin B1 (thiamine) rich diets are less likely to be bitten by insects. This basic vitamin produces an odor when an individual perspires which acts as an insect repellant. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is another important basic vitamin that alleviates premenstrual symptoms such as bloating, fatigue, breast tenderness, sugar craving, fluid retention and mood swings.
Vitamin C is a natural immunity booster. According Dr. Michael Rask, an orthopedic surgeon, this basic vitamin can help to speed up the recovery process of burns and other wounds. Vitamin C is also beneficial for individuals suffering from diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, according to Dr. Robert H.Davis, professor of physiology at the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. Though vitamin C is not toxic when taken in excess, it is important to get your doctor’s approval if you are already taking medication which contains aluminum. This basic vitamin improves the absorption of aluminum in the body and too much aluminum can prove to be toxic for the body.