domingo, 27 de mayo de 2007

Vitamins C, D, E, and K

This time I'm going to talk about Vitamins C,D,and E and their health benifits and the affects on the body of a deficiency of these vitamins.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) The major source is Fresh vegetables, and fruit, especially citrus fruits, Their importance is to play a role in growth, health of body cells and response to infection and stress. If one has a deficiency of these it may cause small hemorrhages in the skin and other tissues, stiff limbs, bleeding gums(in the severe form, called scurvy).
Vitamin D(calciferol) Major sources are Liver, fish oils, butter, eggs, fortified milk and margarine. The skin also manufactures it from sunlight. (be careful and not get too much sun it can be damaging to the skin and don't forget the sunscreen if you are going to be out very long)
The importance of this vitamin : Essential for good bone structure and normal teeth. Helps in absorption of calcium and phosphorus. Deficiency of Vit. D in children is rickets and in adults osteomalacia(the softening of bones) and in older people a tendency to bone fracture. (GOT MILK?) :)
Vitamin E(tocopherol): Major sources are vegetable oils, wheat germ, dark-green leafy vegetables, eggs, nuts. (Emu oil is high in E to promote heathy skin)
Importance of Vitamin E is that it helps to protect cells from damage and degeneration, thus Anti aging!! Get some of my lotions and soaps to keep skin healthy and beautiful!
Vitamin K: sources are Green leafy vegetables, vegetable oils and liver. K is essential for the proper clotting of blood. Defeciency problems cause internal and external bleeding. Defeciency in preganant women may affect the baby. People with severe jaundice, or cirrhosis of the liver or anyone on long term antibiotic therapy are of greatest risk and need Vitamin K.

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