What did your Mom tell you when you were a kid? I’m sure that it included advice like “eat your vegetables,” right? Well, you just don’t have time, so what can you do? Vitamins and minerals can fill in where your diet fails you, so check out the tips below.
Two of the best sources for vitamin D are exposure to the sun and milk. If you are not a big milk drinker or do not spend a lot of time in the sun, you should take a supplement with vitamin D. Vitamin D protects your bones and keeps them from becoming brittle.
Supplements that contain fat should be taken with food, so schedule those doses around mealtime. Vitamin A, E, and K need to be taken with food to be properly absorbed. These fat soluble vitamins need fat to be properly absorbed.
Iron is crucial to red blood cell production. Oxygen is carried throughout your body by red blood cells. The amount of iron in a vitamin supplement is important because women need more iron than men. Iron deficiency can cause breathing problems and fatigue.
Don’t take prenatal vitamins once you are past menopause. This type of vitamin supplement can encourage hair and nail growth. While women before menopause can do this safely there is too much iron for a woman past menopause.
Citrus fruits and some veggies are very high in Vitamin C. These supplements are for those that cannot get the daily recommended amounts with just food. This vitamin is potent and can help with treating skin infections, acne, stomach ulcers, gum disease, and colds. Studies have also shown that vitamin C helps those who suffer from ADHD, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
As adults, we all know how important vitamins and minerals are to our diets but what about our children? Despite the energy they often have, they are burning away what the body needs to promote health and fight off infection. Remember to give your child vitamins in order for them to maintain good health during the growing years.
See a doctor to see if you or any family member has a nutrient deficiency before taking vitamins and minerals. This will help you to nip any problem in the bud.
If you give your young children vitamin supplements make sure to keep them stored out of reach of the children. Most children’s vitamins are flavored and very similar to candy. This is to encourage children to take them. However, it can also lead to children confusing them with candy. Since it is possible to overdose on vitamins, keep them out of reach.
Believe it or not, taking more of a vitamin is not beneficial and can actually be harmful. Depending on the vitamin, large amounts can have adverse effects and cause problems with how any medication you are taking works. Vitamin A, vitamin D, and iron need to be taken with the recommended daily allowance and not more.
Whether you don’t have time to eat right, don’t get enough sunlight or just feel lethargic, vitamins and minerals can help to boost you up. You know have a great knowledge on the topic, but there is always more to learn. Use what you’ve read today and continue to read more into the future.