Why do we need vitamins?

Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally.

Vitamins are one of many essential nutrients that our bodies need every day  for maintaining health and energy.

Vitamins are organic compounds that are necessary for the function and growth of the body, for cell and tissue regeneration and conservation of resistance against diseases. Vitamins are not able to provide energy for the body, however, they are involved in many important biochemical processes.

Our body  produces little or no amount of vitamins,  therefore we obtain them throughout our food.

There are 13 essential vitamins  our body needs: A,C,D,E,K and B complex (riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, foliate, B12, B6,panthotenic acid and biotine). There are two types of vitamins: water-soluble  and fat-soluble vitamins.

Fat-soluble vitamins cirkulate in the body longer, while water-soluble vitamins are eliminated through the urine more quickly and small amounts are stored in the body at one time.

Natura6 contains the following vitamins:

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

  • is important in the processing of carbohydrates to produce energy
  • is important for nerves to function properly
  • is important for having a healthy heart.

Deficiency symptoms include: circulatory problems or heart failure; sensory disturbances such as numbness or tingling,

leg cramps and muscle weakness.

 

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 

  • in the growth and production of red blood cells, skin and eyes
  • in energy production.

Deficiency symptoms include: oral mucosa, tongue inflammation and mouth lacerations and inflammation, eczema and skin

inflammation or even agonizing itching, unnatural fatigue, concentration problems, headaches and performance limitations.

 

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

  • has a role in processing cholesterol
  • is needed for vascular health
  • is needed for having a healthy nervous system

The deficiency symptoms are non-specific symptoms like concentration and sleep disturbance, irritability or loss of appetite.

Lesions in the form of redness and inflammation can occur, as well as callus formation and even dermatitis with

severe itching. Gastric mucous inflammation and intestinal disorders such as diarrhea frequent.

Memory impairment, disorientation and depression are  also caused by niacin deficiency.

Advanced B3 deficiency can cause the typical disease 'pellagra', dermatitis, diarrhea and dementia are also among the

vitamin B3 deficiency symptoms.

 

Vitamin B6  (Pyridoxine)

  • has a role in the processing of proteins, fats and carbohydrates to produce energy
  • has a role in cell division e.g. by making red blood cells
  • helps  hormone reulation.

Among the deficiencies are  symptoms of bowel disease and other chronic diseases such as diabetes.

Alcoholism can also be caused by the deficiency of vitamin B6.

 

Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)

 

  • is crucial for proper brain function and plays an important role in maintaining mental and emotional health
  • collaborates with vitamin B12 to to form red blood cells and supports iron to work properly in the body
  • pregnant women need more folic acid to lower the risk of neural tube birth defects, including cleft palate, spina bifida and brain damage
  • may help to protect the heart
  • is supposed to prevent the development of some forms of cancer.

 

Deficiency symptoms include poor concentration, depression, and abnormal tiredness, pale lips, eyelids or gums.

Palpitations, dizziness and ringing in the ears are typical folic acid deficiency symptoms. Symptoms of folic acid (vitamin B9)

deficiency include anaemia and mood disorders. Low levels of folic acid may contribute to depression, possibly because

of a resulting lowering of neurotransmitter levels.

 

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) 

  • important for cell division
  • important in red blood cell production
  • important for proper functioning of the nerves.

Among the deficiencies of vitamin B12 are: unnatural fatigue, sleep disturbances, sensory disturbances such

as benumbed hands and feet and gait disturbances; oral mucous diseases such as canker sores and rashes.

Deficiency of vitamin B12 could cause: anaemia and severe neurological diseases like Alzheimer's,

sclerosis muliplex and Parkinson's disease.

Vitamins B

Vitamin E 

  • is afat-soluble vitamin
  • acts as an antioxidant
  • protects cell membranes against the effects of free radicals
  • it  also needed for proper immune function
  • helps the body to use vitamin K.

Deficiency symptoms include muscle weakness, impaired concentration or anemia, impaired nutrient absorption

in the digestive system. Vitamin E deficiency can cause rheumatism and arthritis, cataracts, nerve disorders and the

unfulfilled desire for children, metabolic disorders, inflammatory bowel disease and impaired liver function.

  

Vitamin A

  • is afat-soluble vitamin
  • maintains the health of specialized tissues as the retina, is needed for healthy eyes
  • keeps your skin smooth and the linings of your mouth, nose, throat, lungs, and intestines healthy
  • support the growth and health of skin and mucous membranes
  • promotes normal developement of teeth, soft and skeletal tissues.

Deficiency symptoms include dry, red eyes, poor night vision, vision loss, dry scaly skin, dry, brittle hair and nails;

declining sense of smell, touch and appetite, iron deficiency, fatigue, frequent respiratory infections, increased

susceptibility to infection, cardiovascular disorders . Disorders of fertility and growth as well as developmental disorders in

childhood and adolescence can also be caused vitamin A deficiency.