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Vitamin Supplements

Last Updated on Feb 14, 2016
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Vitamins are very important nutrients for the body. Along with minerals, they constitute the backbone of a healthy body.

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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:

  • Anemia (deficiency of folic acid and vitamin B12)
  • Nerve and brain damage (deficiency of thiamin and vitamin B12)
  • Easy and excessive bleeding (deficiency of vitamin K)
  • Impaired night vision and blindness (deficiency of vitamin A)
  • Bone diseases (deficiency of vitamin D or calcium)
  • 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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