Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Vitamins are essential to the normal functions of our body. They are necessary for our health, vitality, and well-being. Natural vitamins are found in living things, such as plants and animals. Vitamins must be supplied through our foods or plant supplements. Vitamins cannot or should not be taken to replace food. Our bodies can only assimilate added vitamins when taken with food. Always eat before taking vitamins.

Necessary for growth & repair of body tissues. It helps maintain smooth, soft skin; helps protect the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, throat & lungs, protects against air pollutants; counteracts night-blindness & weak eyesight; aids in bone and teeth formation. Current medical research shows that foods rich in Beta Carotene will help reduce the risk of lung cancer and certain oral cancers.

VITAMIN C (Ascorbic Acid)
Essential for healthy teeth and gums; helps heal wounds, scar tissue, and fractures; prevents scurvy; builds resistance to infection; aids in the prevention & treatment of the common cold; gives strength to blood vessels and aids in the absorption of iron. It is required for the synthesis of collagen, the "cement" which holds tissues together. It is also one of the major antioxidant nutrients. It prevents the conversion of nitrates (from tobacco smoke, smog, lunch meats, & some vegetables) into cancer- causing substances. According to Dr. Lines Pauling, the foremost authority on Vitamin C, Vitamin C will decrease the risk of getting certain cancers by 75%.

Improves absorption and utilization of Calcium and Phosphorous; required for bone and teeth formation; maintains a stable nervous and cardiovascular system.

Major anti-oxidant nutrient; retards cellular aging due to oxidation; supplies oxygen to the blood; alleviates fatigue; aids in nourishing cells; strengthens the capillary walls and protects the red blood cells from destructive poisons; prevents and dissolves blood clots; has also been used by doctors in helping prevent sterility, muscular dystrophy, calcium deposits in blood walls and heart conditions.

VITAMIN B-1 (Thiamin)
Plays a key role in the body's metabolic cycle for generating energy; aids in digesting carbohydrates; essential for the normal functions of the nervous system, muscles & heart; stabilizes appetite; promotes growth & good muscle tone.

VITAMIN B-2 (Riboflavin)
Necessary for carbohydrate, fat & protein metabolism; aids in the formation of antibodies and red blood cells; maintains cell oxygenation; necessary for the nourishment of good vision, skin, nails & hair; alleviates eye fatigue.

VITAMIN B-6 (Pyridoxine)
Necessary for the synthesis & breakdown of amino acids. Aids in the metabolism of fat and carbohydrates; aids in the formation of antibodies; maintains the central nervous system; aids in the removal of excess fluid of premenstrual women; promotes healthy skin; reduces muscle spasms, leg cramps, hand numbness, nausea & stiffness of hands; helps maintain a proper balance of sodium & phosphorous in the body.

VITAMIN B-12 (Cobalamin)
Helps in the formation and regeneration of red blood cells, which helps to prevent anemia; necessary for carbohydrate, fat & protein metabolism; maintains a healthy nervous system; promotes growth in children; increases energy; needed for Calcium absorption.

NIACINAMIDE (Niacin- vitamin B-3)
Improves circulation and reduces cholesterol levels in the blood; maintains the nervous system; helps metabolize protein, sugar & fat; reduces high blood pressure; increases energy; helps maintain a healthy skin, tongue & digestive system.

Participates in the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats & protein; aids in the utilization of vitamins; improves the body's ability to cope with stress; helps in cell building & the development of the central nervous system; helps the adrenal glands; fights infections by building antibodies in the blood.

Necessary for DNA & RNA synthesis, which is essential for the growth and reproduction of all body cells; essential to the formation of red blood cells; aids in amino acid metabolism.

Now you know which vitamins you need for some of the deficiencies that you are experiencing. If you are not getting the vitamins your body needs through your food then you must get them by means of taking vitamins and supplements. Remember this, the sooner you practice what you are learning here the sooner you will begin to enjoy natural health and HEALING THYSELF NATURALLY!!!!