Vitamins

Vitamins are essential compounds required by the human body to sustain life. While the body can produce some, such as Vitamin D, on its own, it is not in sufficient enough quantities for good health.  For this reason, we get most of our vitamins from food sources. We categorize vitamins into two groups: fat-soluble, and water soluble.

The fat-soluble vitamins include Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K. The fat-soluble vitamins remain in your body until they are put to use. For this reason, it is especially important not to mega-dose these nutrients. Because they are highly active in the body, they can cause health issues in large quantities. When in doubt, you should err on the side of caution and stick to the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) unless your doctor has expressly stated otherwise.

The water-soluble group includes B-Complex vitamins Niacin, Thiamine, Folate, Biotin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12; in addition to Vitamin C. Though not technically a vitamin, Choline is often grouped alongside them as it works hand-in-hand with the B-Complex vitamins. Unused water-soluble vitamins are filtered out through the kidneys and eliminated, making it crucial to receive small amounts throughout the day, rather than a single, hefty dose in the morning. Spreading your doses throughout the day avoids the massive spike of predominately unusable vitamins in your system after meals or a supplement is taken, followed by long periods where your body has insufficient amounts.

Vitamins each have multiple roles in the body, and many of those rolls overlap. In fact, most vitamins work better when the others are also readily available. Your body needs each vitamin in different quantities, and some, particularly the fat-soluble vitamins and folate, should not be taken in too large of a dose.

 

Most VitaMist Products Contain Some Vitamins

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