A - Z of Vitamins & Supplements

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Vitamin A, B Complex, Vitamin C

Vitamin A -  also known as retinol, helps form and maintain healthy teeth, bones, soft tissue, mucus membranes and skin. Vitamin A helps the body's natural defence against illness and infection work properly and helps promotes good vision. Foods rich in Vitamin A: Beef Liver, Eggs, Butter, Broccoli, Spinach, Kale, Sweet Potato and Carrots, Cheese, Oily fish, Milk and Yogurt. You can get Vitamin A by including good sources of Beta-carotene in your diet.

Beta-carotene is a red-orange pigment found in: Apricots, Asparagus, Broccoli, Grapefruit, Sweet Potatoes, Squash, Kale, Ketchup, Dandelion leaves, Chilli Powder, Oregano, paprika, Parsley, Carrots, Onions, Chives, Peas, Pumpkin, Plums, Peppers and Chinese Cabbage.

Health Advice: If you are pregnant or considering having a baby you should seek advice about your Vitamin A intake with your doctor.

Vitamin B Complex: Vitamin B complex generally includes Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin/niacinamide), Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), and folic acid.

Vitamin C - also called ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant that promotes healthy teeth and gums. It helps the body absorb iron and maintain healthy tissue. It also promotes wound healing. Foods rich in Vitamin C: Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Kale, Mustard Greens, Chards, Citrus Fruits, Papaya amd Strawberries.

Vitamin A, B Complex and Vitamin C - Vitamins for Anxiety: Vitamins A, B complex and C provide relief from stress and anxiety. Vitamin A is included in most multivitamins, and the US recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for adults is as follows:

  • Vitamin A :900 micrograms daily (3,000 IU) for men 
  • Vitamin A :700 micrograms daily (2,300 IU) for women
  • Vitamin A :Pregnant women 19 years old and older: 770 micrograms daily (2,600 IU)
  • Vitamin A :Lactating women 19 years old and older: 1,300 micrograms daily (4,300 IU).
  • Vitamin B Complex: Take one tablet of 100 milligrams, 1-3 times a day with meals. 
  • Vitamin C: Adult males should take one tablet of vitamin C of 105.2 milligram once a day.
  • Vitamin C: Adult females should take one tablet of 83.6 milligram once a day.

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