Vitamins are a set of nutrients that keep your body functioning by providing the appropriate compounds that your body needs. There are a wide variety of vitamins in the world, but the human body actually only needs a particular subset of vitamins. The other ones are either useless to our bodies or potentially harmful. OROGOLD would like to do a quick overview of the vitamins useful to your body along with some ideas of where to get them and what they’re good for so that you have an idea of how to plan improvements to your diet. A healthy diet doesn’t just benefit you internally after all. Many of these vitamins actually support the health of your skin as well.
This vitamin is most often associated with vision. It is little wonder than some of its compound forms are known retinols. You need Vitamin A routinely to help manage and maintain your vision and lacking any safe amounts of it can lead to difficulty seeing. It isn’t typically an actual degradation of your sight, but it can take the form of night blindness. It may not seem like much, but given people live in a 24 hour world now it isn’t a good thing to not be able to see well at night. Carrots are one relatively obvious source of this vitamin, but you can also find it in ready supply in a variety of squashes as well.
Interestingly, vitamin B isn’t a single vitamin. It is a family of vitamins that all support a different aspect of health. Some support skin, nail, and hair health and as a result have a direct impact on appearance. However, these vitamins are truly crucial when it comes to regulating mood. They support the appropriate transmission of neural signals that help keep your mood steady. Without a good supply of the B vitamins, you’ll feel and see a downturn across your entire body. The good news is that as long as you’re eating your greens, especially your leafy greens, you’re probably getting enough of each. You do need to eat a bit of meat to for B12 though as there are few other ways to get it beyond supplementation.
Everyone turns to this vitamin when the weather gets cold and their friends and neighbors start sneezing. Vitamin C isn’t just about hoping you won’t catch a cold though. Anyone familiar with OROGOLD’s discussions of it also knows that vitamin C does wonders for your skin. It supports collagen growth and smoother complexions. You need it for more than your skin though. Its nature as an antioxidant helps every part of your body. Vitamin C is easy to get from citrus and a lot of vegetables. So just don’t skip the fruits and vegetables in your diet and you should be fine.
Your bones thank vitamin D for their strength. It serves as the calcium regulator in your body and sends it to and fro as needed for repair and maintenance. This is its primary function, but studies suggest it has less clear ones that likewise support long term health. One of the best and worst parts about Vitamin D is how easy it is to actually get. You just need to get a little sun. Your body literally makes vitamin D if you give it sunlight, but you do need to be careful about how much sun you get. If you’re looking to avoid the angry ball of nuclear fire in the sky though, then try snacking on some mushrooms or maybe having a little seafood. You won’t get nearly as much as you’ll get from a little time in the sun, but you will get some.
Vitamin E is another favorite of OROGOLD’s because it likewise support the health of skin like Vitamin C. It boosts various aspects in the skin like vitamin C. They likewise share the fact that they are powerful antioxidants capable of providing benefits all across the body. It most strong benefits the skin and eyes though. Studies have also shown that Vitamin E plays a strong role in a healthy immune system as well. You have a bit of a choice when it comes to getting this vitamin though. There is plenty to be found in fruits and greens, but you can also get it from the snacking standbys of nuts and seeds though since Vitamin E is common in a number of natural oils founds in those kinds of foods.
Remember Vitamin B? Vitamin K is similar in that it is actually a group rather than a single vitamin. This group is strongly associated with the proper functioning of the circulatory system. It keeps your blood flowing and helps guard against heart disease. One of its biggest functions though it helping blood clot properly to stop wounds from bleeding. As a result, a lack of vitamin K can cause some serious problems. As with most of these vitamins though, you should be getting enough as long as you’re eating your greens. You’ll get a lot out of kale and similar dark, leafy vegetables though.
These are only the vitamins that your body needs and don’t touch on the nutrients your body needs to function. The best thing to take away from this is what OROGOLD stresses regularly: eat right to feel right and look good. Your body needs you to take care of it if you want to get the most out of it. So try grabbing a bit of celery or a carrot instead of chips with your next sandwich. Your body will thank you.