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ABCD: Vitamins Explained

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With so many different vitamin supplements out there, how do you decide which are the right ones for you?

Think about your health needs, wellbeing goals and current diet, and read our guide to getting more vitamin A, B, C and D into your daily routine, whether it’s through what you eat or the supplements you take.

What is Vitamin A?

Vitamin A can help to support the normal function of the immune system, and it can also help to support healthy skin and sight. If you want extra support in these areas, consider incorporating more vitamin A into your diet.

How to Get More Vitamin A in Your Routine

Vitamin A is naturally present in foods including:

  • Carrots
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Mangoes
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli

What is Vitamin B?

Vitamin B12 is an essential B vitamin that the body can’t produce by itself, meaning you need to get it from food or supplements instead.

The benefits of vitamin B12 can include:

  • Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • Contributes to normal psychological function
  • Contributes to the normal function of the immune system

How to Get More Vitamin B in Your Routine

You can incorporate more vitamin B into your routine via foods including eggs, beef, liver, chicken, yoghurt, cheese and fortified breakfast cereals.

Garden of Life has an easy, convenient way to supplement your vitamin B12 intake with its Organics Vitamin B12 Spray, which comes in a tasty raspberry flavour. This handy vitamin spray is 100% vegan and organic, and made with the finest whole food ingredients, which can each be traced back to the seed or soil they came from.

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is possibly the vitamin you’re most aware of as being good for you, but do you know exactly why this is?

Well, vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system, and to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin.

Here’s how to incorporate more vitamin C in your daily routine…

How to Get More Vitamin C in Your Routine

Good sources of vitamin C include:

  • Citrus fruits
  • Orange juice
  • Strawberries
  • Blackcurrants
  • Peppers

If you’re looking for vitamin C supplements, Garden of Life’s Organics Vitamin C Spray in orange-tangerine flavour contains 60mg of vitamin C per serving. This vitamin spray contains organic amla berries, and is designed to promote skin and tissue health, alongside supporting the immune system.

An alternative option is Garden of Life’s Vitamin Code Raw Vitamin C Capsules, which provide whole food nutrition with 500mg of whole food vitamin C. These raw capsules blend 23 fruits, vegetables and natural food cofactors, and are designed to help promote healthier skin.

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D3 requires exposure to natural sunlight to be produced naturally, which is why it’s often known as ‘the sunshine vitamin’.

Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system, and to the maintenance of normal bones.

How to Get More Vitamin D in Your Routine

Making sure you get out into daylight every day can help to expose your body to vitamin D, but this isn’t always practical, which is why many people choose to take vitamin D supplements to boost their body’s supply.

The Organics Vegan D3 Spray is made from real, nutritious foods, and is designed to promote calcium absorption for healthy bones, while also supporting the immune system. This vanilla-flavoured spray tastes great and has no added sugars.

At Every Health, we also stock omega-3 supplements with vitamin D from MINAMI. MorEPA Platinum Elite Omega-3 Fish Oil + Vitamin D softgels are sustainably sourced omega-3 supplements with DHA and EPA essential omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to help promote normal heart function. DHA can also help to support healthy brain function and vision.

These supplements also contain vitamin D to help support bone health, teeth and muscle function, and to help promote normal immune system function.

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2020-09-21 12:29:17By Every Health

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