Vitamins are an essential part of a healthy person’s nutrition. They occur mainly in fruits and vegetables, meat or grain.
- Vitamin C; also called Ascorbic acid: This essential vitamin is found in almost all fresh fruits and veggies. Especially citrus fruits like lemons and oranges include large amounts of the vitamin and are for that reason recommended to be eaten frequently. Without knowing the existence of vitamin C, the Scottish surgeon James Lind, in the 18th century, discovered that citrus fruits helped prevent scurvy – a disease which shows in insufficient wound healing or bloody gums and finally leads to death. Nowadays, vitamin C is highly recommended to boost the immune system to prevent infections.
- Vitamin D; also called Calciferol: Although its main source is liver cod oil, some subtypes can also be taken in otherwise. Vitamin D2 occurs in Alfalfa and mushrooms as well as D3 occurs in fatty fish like mackerel, salmon or catfish. The vitamin is known for its positive effects on the bone structure. Yet it is also argued that it helps prevent cancer and multiple sclerosis.
- Researchers have studied the relationship between nutrition, vitamins and antibodies – the latter being an important defense structure in the body. As becomes clear on
- , there are many companies which deal with different aspects of the immune system in order to find solutions to major health problems by developing treatments. It is, however,
not recommended to buy all vitamins and take them in as pills, most are of synthetic nature and are toxic. Organic Whole food Supplements are the best. Unless one suffers from a physical disorder, there is almost no need to take vitamins, as a healthy nutrition suffices to balance the vitamin household in the body.