Archive for the 'Herbal Vitamins' Category

February 5, 2013

folic acidKnown as vitamin B9 or folate, folic acid is undoubtedly one of the most important nutrients essential for normal function of our body. This nutrient is widely recognized as very useful but yet quite controversial one. Many experts agree that folic acid is a key nutrient for pregnant women, and according to Pamela Egan, FNP-C CDE, a folic acid deficiency in the first two weeks of pregnancy significantly increases the risk for developing spina bifida and other birth defects. For all of us, folic acid plays an important protective role and can help us lower the risks of cardiovascular diseases, depression and similar psychological disorders, inflammatory bowel condition, osteoporosis, blood vessel disease, as well as other serious health conditions. By adding natural sources of folic acid, primarily fresh fruit and vegetables, to our daily diet we get an opportunity to enjoy protective benefits of this nutrient. Read the rest of this entry »

September 10, 2012

Vitamin B6 DeficiencyVitamin B complex and vitamin B6 are very important nutrients essential for our health. These vitamins take part in many principal chemical processes in the body: they closely interact with over 60 enzymes, assist in speeding up metabolism, cell production, tissue rejuvenation, production high quality red blood cells, and a great deal of other processes. Vitamin B6 is essential for proper brain health, maintaining a proper nerve system function, as well as for protein digestion and breaking down. Since our body can not produce vitamin B6, it is necessary to add natural food sources of this vitamin (including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, bell peppers, spinach, turnip greens, mushrooms, green beans, tomatoes, kale, potato, winter squash, tuna fish, cod, salmon, turkey, mustard greens, and others) to our daily diet. Read the rest of this entry »

April 25, 2012

Vitamin E SupplementsVitamin E is a known antioxidant with a great variety of health benefits. It is a vital element for our skin health that has amazing rejuvenating benefits for skin. It protects us against such ailments as asthma, cardiovascular diseases, brain disorders, eye irritation, menstrual irregularities, and many more. Vitamin E is also recognized as an effective natural solution to slow down the activities of free radicals and prevent negative processes in the body related to aging. That is why a great deal of people is using various natural vitamin E supplements to support their health and prevent many common health condition. Unfortunately, according to the recent findings, using this type of supplements can be linked to weakened bones and cause osteoporosis. Read the rest of this entry »

Vitamin C DeficiencyA lot is said about the importance of vitamin C for our health and well being. Fortunately, this vitamin can be found in a great deal of natural sources like foods and herbal remedies. Still, we should control our vitamin C consumption and be sure that our body receives enough of it. According to the most recent findings of an expert team from South Korea, vitamin C deficiency is linked not only to increased risks of suffering from all bunch of respiratory problems, but also to much higher chances to develop serious health conditions and even die from a cardiovascular disease within a very small time period of just one year. Read the rest of this entry »

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Author: Carla Fiscina
December 19, 2011

Vitamin B5Vitamin B5 known also as pantothenic acid or the “anti-stress vitamin” is a member of vitamin B complex. Just like most of other B vitamins, pantothenic acid plays a role for producing energy by converting carbs we receive from foods into glucose. It is a water-soluble vitamin, which is absolutely essential for our healthy liver, eyes, hair, and skin, and also this natural component is vital for normal function of our nervous system. Fortunately, we can receive necessary amounts of pantothenic acid from what we eat as the food sources of vitamin B5 are numerous. Read the rest of this entry »

Vitamins Help Prevent Cancer

Author: Leroy Templeton
November 1, 2011

cancer vitaminsCaused by the unnatural, accelerated growth and division of cells in the body; cancer has been perplexing scientists and health professionals for years. Countless different theories as to its cause and treatment have been espoused, however, in recent years, more and more studies have shown that vitamins and natural herbs may be the answer. Read the rest of this entry »