A healthy step: Starting a Vitamin Regimen

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  • 14 May 2013
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    A healthy step: Starting a Vitamin Regimen

    With the seasons changing and the pollen count being your worst enemy it is vital that we take care of ourselves in order to remain afloat. One thing you can add in to your healthy lifestyle is a vitamin regimen. Vitamins are a group of organic essential compounds that aide in optimal health and nutrition. Who wouldn’t want that?  By making a decision to start a daily vitamin regimen you will not only be doing your body a favor, but you will also increase your overall well-being making you feel like a better healthier you. Here is a list of vitamins that will help boost your immune system, make you sharper, and aid to your nutrition and growth.


    Vitamin A should be a part of any healthy lifestyle regimen. Not only does Vitamin A strengthen “entry points” into the human body, such as mucous membranes, the lining of the eyes, respiratory, urinary and intestinal tracts, it is also essential for the lymphocytes, or white blood cells, that fight infection once in the body. Vitamin A also strengthens your eyes, bones, and teeth.


    Vitamin B12 will be your energy vitamin, and yes it does a lot more than that. Vitamin B12 is needed to convert carbohydrates into glucose in the body, thus leading to energy production. Vitamin B12 is one of the most important vitamins for our hair and a deficiency can result in hair loss and premature graying. A surprising number of people are deficient in B12. Including enough vitamin C and iron in your diet will help your body absorb more B12. This vitamin also helps healthy regulation of the nervous system, reducing depression, and stress.

    Vitamin c is a healing vitamin and should be taken in larger doses when the body needs to repair itself after injury or illness; it improves resistance to infection. Vitamin C has been shown to lower blood pressure, and therefore lessen the probability of hypertension, as well as the serious health problems that follow, such as cardiovascular disease.

    Vitamin E is considered being one of nature’s best antioxidants to protect the body against free radicals. Vitamin E interrupts the development of nitrosamines (carcinogens formed in the stomach), which improves the body’s metabolic function. Whether applied topically or ingested, vitamin E has been conclusively shown to protect our skin from ultraviolet radiation, thus guarding us from both skin cancer and premature aging.

    So there you have it amazing health benefits all by adding one simple step into your lifestyle.

    One response on “A healthy step: Starting a Vitamin Regimen


      Hi. Todd,

      I have been thinking because of lack of energy and due to arthritis in my back (which is giving me quite a bit of discomfort) I have thought maybe I should add vitamins to my daily routien. But, which ones do I need, your guess is as good as mine. Do I choose by how pretty the bottle is or what is cheaper. Then, I read your Vitamin information on Facebook.

      So now I am asking you who or how do we decide what we need in this type situation?

      Thank you so much for your time and effort!

      Linda H.

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