Organic vitamins

Vitamins are chemicals that are necessary for a good heath. The body requires vitamins in order to perform its everyday functions. There are many kinds of vitamins found naturally in food, and each of them performs a different function when absorbed in the body. These vitamins are vitamin A,B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, vitamin B complex ‘Choline’, vitamin B complex ‘Inositol’, vitamin C, D, E, H, Vitamin M or Folic Acid, Vitamin P or Bioflavanoids, Vitamin PABA or Para-amino benzoic acid.

Vitamin A is of two types, carotene and retinol. In plants, vitamin A is generally in the form of beta-carotene. Vitamin A is required for good vision, cellular proliferation and differentiation, developmental growth; in reproduction, and in the restoration of the immune system.

Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin that is required for nerve functions, and digestion and conversion of sugars and starches. It also helps to convert fats, carbohydrates and amino acids to energy.

Vitamin B2, commonly known as Riboflavin, is required for the normal growth, restoration, and development of body tissues, red blood cells, skin cells, nails, and hair. B complex vitamin is also needed for amino acid and fatty acid synthesis.

Vitamin B3 is needed by the body for digestive processes, activating enzymes, regulating cholesterol levels and blood pressure. The body can manufacture vitamin B3 from the particular amino acid called trytophane.

Vitamin B12 is needed by all cells of the body, especially for the regeneration of nerve and red blood cells. Vitamin B12 plays an important role in many functions of the body, including metabolic and synthetic processes.

Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic acid, is needed by the body to perform many processes. These include healing of wounds, brain and nerve functions, production of connective tissues and digestive enzymes, formation of teeth and bones etc. Vitamin C regenerates Vitamin E, and also helps in maintaining healthy collagen.

Vitamin E, a fat soluble vitamin, is an anti oxidant that performs many functions, such as the protection of cells, fatty acids, and also promotes normal blood clotting.

Folic acid, or vitamin M, is a water soluble vitamin that is required by the body for lactation and pregnancy. Folic acid may cover the symptoms of a lack of vitamin B12 in the body.

Because it is not always possible to get the necessary amount of vitamins from fruits and vegetables, vitamin supplements can be taken in order to fulfill the required amount of vitamins needed by the body. There are two kinds of vitamin supplements that can be found – one is the synthetic vitamin supplement, and the other is the organic counterpart. Organic vitamins are vitamins that are in their natural form, and have not been synthesized. Organic vitamins are a whole lot better than synthetic vitamins, as they contain organic plant concentrates with all the natural goodness of the vitamins. Organic vitamins produce natural biochemical reactions in the body, whereas synthetic vitamins produce just drug reactions, therefore allowing the body to absorb organic vitamins just as it absorbs natural vitamins from foods. Whole food organic vitamins are free of toxins as they are extracted from organic foods that are produced without any harmful chemicals, pesticides or herbicides.

Organic vitamin supplements are produced by a number of manufacturers, such as the Nutrilite and NaturalBrands. Nutrilite is, presumably, the world leader in organic vitamins and minerals. Their vitamins are extracted from plants harvested from certified organic firms, and thus ensuring credibility of the products. Prices range from $18 to $85, depending on the size ands mix of vitamins, and minerals.

NaturalBrands’ NewMark line of organic vitamin supplements is certified by the International Certification Services (ICS). NewMark adheres to high quality standards of organic products, and ensures reliable vitamins and mineral supplements. Prices range from $25 to $45, depending on which vitamin or vitamins are taken.

Organic vitamins from organic whole foods are increasingly gaining popularity for heath-conscious people around the world. Although organics vitamins may taste or smell worse than synthetic vitamins, they are an obvious alternative to synthetic products. Organic vitamins produce natural biochemical reactions in the body, whereas synthetic vitamins produce just drug reactions.

Last updated on May 30th, 2011 and filed under Vitamins and Minerals. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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