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Vitamin Supplements

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Vitamins are very important nutrients for the body. Along with minerals, they constitute the backbone of a healthy body.

An adequate intake of vitamins confers protection against vitamin deficiency diseases such as night blindness, rickets, scurvy, beri beri, phrynoderma, and so on. Therefore it is imperative that the body receives a regular supply of vitamins.

Vitamin Supplements

Vitamins are broadly classified as: - Fat-soluble (Vitamin A, D, E, and K) and Water-soluble (Vitamin C and B complex).

The following are some of the vitamin deficiency diseases:

Bullet Anemia (deficiency of folic acid and vitamin B12)

Bullet Nerve and brain damage (deficiency of thiamin and vitamin B12)

Bullet Easy and excessive bleeding (deficiency of vitamin K)

Bullet Impaired night vision and blindness (deficiency of vitamin A)

Bullet Bone diseases (deficiency of vitamin D or calcium)

Bullet Scurvy (deficiency of vitamin C)

These vitamin deficiency diseases are rare in the western societies, and occur mainly in the Third World where people have very poor diet.

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