Key vitamins everyone should have
Your Diet is the key to your health and a better life! Learn to check and see if you may need some to balance your life!
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Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally.
There are 13 vitamins your body needs.
B vitamins (thiamine,
pantothenic acid, biotin,
vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and
** You can usually get all your vitamins from the proper foods you eat. Your body can also make vitamins D and K. People who eat a vegetarian diet may need to take a vitamin B12 supplement.
Each vitamin has specific jobs. If you have low levels of certain vitamins, you may get health problems. For example, if you don't get enough vitamin C, you could become anemic. Some vitamins may help prevent medical problems. Vitamin A prevents night blindness.
The best way to get enough vitamins is to eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods.
In some cases, you may need to take vitamin supplements. It's a good idea to ask your health care provider first. High doses of some vitamins can cause problems.
We shall go over some of the proper vitamins read and seek your health place!
What Do Supplements Do?
Whether they’re spilling out of your medicine cabinet or filling your bathroom countertop, you’re not alone if you’re one of the millions of Americans who take a vitamin or supplement each day.
You may be trying to combat a vitamin deficiency or lower your risk of certain diseases —- or you may just feel proactive about your health after popping a supplement that promises to improve your health.
From vitamin A to zinc, Americans have been taking dietary supplements for decades. When supplements first became available in the 1940s, people flocked to local drug stores to stock up on these supposedly magical pills to improve their overall health and well-being — and they never stopped.
Available-for-purchase consumer survey reaffirms the vital role supplementation plays in the lives of most Americans
Washington, D.C., September 30, 2019—In its 20th year, the CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements reveals the highest overall dietary supplement usage to date, with 77 percent of Americans reporting they consume dietary supplements.
The survey reports the majority of both males and females, aged 18+, take dietary supplements, which is in line with previous surveys’ findings. Among all the age groups, adults between the ages 35 – 54 have the highest usage of dietary supplements at 81 percent.
“While the industry continues to innovate, there is no denying that these regulated products have become mainstream. More than three quarters of Americans are taking dietary supplements each year—a crystal clear trend that serves as an indicator of the vital role supplementation plays in their overall health and wellness regimens,” said Nancy Weindruch, vice president, communications, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
Who Takes Dietary Supplements? 77 percent of U.S. adults take dietary supplements.
79 percent of female adults
&4 percent of male adults
70 percent of adults 18 – 34
81 percent of adults 35 – 54
79 percent of adults 55+
83 percent of adults with children under 18 in the household
75 percent of adults without children under 18 in the household
81 percent of adults employed full-time
77 percent of adults employed part-time
68 percent of adults without employment
76 percent of retired adults
81 percent of adults who are married
73 percent of adults who live in the Northeast
74 percent of adults who live in the Midwest
80 percent of adults who live in the South
78 percent of adults who live in the West
With respect to the types of supplements being taken, CRN’s 2019 survey found that vitamins & minerals continue to be the most commonly consumed supplement category, with 76 percent of Americans having taken these products in the past twelve months.
The second most popular category is specialty supplements (40 percent), followed by herbals and botanicals (39 percent), sports nutrition supplements (28 percent), and weight management supplements (17 percent).
The rise of modern medicine and pharmacology
Around the mid-19th century however, modern medicine arose. Compounds were extracted from plants and botanicals to create the world’s first pharmaceuticals, and pharmacology was born. Not soon after, practicing any type of medicine legally required a college degree and medical license.
This slowly replaced and outcompeted traditional herbal healing approaches to health problems over time. By the mid-20th century, doctors no longer practiced any type of herbalism. Herbal healing was no longer taught in medical schools, either.
Outside of the rapidly growing medical-industrial complex, however, value for herbal remedies continued to survive elsewhere: in the form of health foods and, as they’re called today, supplements.
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