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25 Jul 2012
Should children take vitamin supplements? Are vitamins required for children? Can children eat vitamins supplements? How much of a single vitamin should a kid be given? It is well experienced that children do not love vegetables, which are known to be abundant in vitamins and minerals. Does this mean they need vitamin supplements? These are all vital questions that parents regularly seek answers for. Vitamins are, by definition, substances we need for our body to run normally. We must have vitamins for good vision, to grow, to produce bones and connective tissue, to defeat infections, diseases and cancer, to heal scrapes, to stop us from bleeding to death, and to sustain our teeth. So we have established that we need...


25 Jul 2012
Why can't your body make vitamins? This is an important question whose answer is easy to understand. Since we cannot synthesise vitamins or can only do so in amounts deficient to meet our needs, they must be taken from the diet or from some artificial source, hence vitamins are referred to as essential nutrients. Since the body very simply cannot synthesise many of the vitamins it needs, a good multivitamin is important. If a vitamin is missing from the diet or is not sufficiently absorbed by an organism, a deficiency disease may develop or the individual may feel tired, irritable and not be as mentally focused. To use a car analogy as an example, realise that you only get one body, but you can always bid on a new car. Think of...


25 Jul 2012
Why can't your body make vitamins? This is an exciting question whose answer is easy to understand. Since we are unable to synthesise vitamins or can only do so in amounts insufficient to meet our needs, they must be sourced from the diet or from some laboratory source, hence vitamins are referred to as essential nutrients. Since the body quite simply cannot create many of the vitamins it needs, a good multivitamin is essential. If a vitamin is absent from the diet or is not properly absorbed by an organism, a deficiency disease may develop or the individual may feel tired, irritable and not be as mentally focused. To use a car analogy as an example, remember that you only get one body, but you can always find a new car. Think of...


10 Jul 2012
fight} pathogens. While scientists have long known that vitamin D plays an essential role in bone health, recent theory has begun to point out that it also serves to regulate the immune system, supporting to prevent infection, cancer and autoimmune disorders. Until now, the mechanism by which the vitamin acts on the immune system has been undiscovered. The body forms vitamin d upon exposure to sunlight. It can also be found in eggs, fatty fish, milk and in supplements. Once activated, a T-cell morphs into one of two kinds of cells. One type finds out and combats the infectious agent, while the other records information about the pathogen. These latter cells support the immune system respond quickly should infection with a...