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The Health Benefits of Vitamins and Minerals

Updated on January 28, 2017

Keeping Your Body Healthy

Our bodies never rest, our bodies are still functioning and running, even while we sleep. Which is why we should keep them strong, by filling them full of healthy vitamins and minerals, that are essential for keeping us alive.

You can get such a multitude of vitamins and minerals by eating a healthy diet, which includes whole foods like, grass-fed meats, fresh fruits, and veggies. When you get your vitamins and minerals from whole, natural foods, you usually don't have to take supplements.

However, If you are not able to meet your daily vitamin, and mineral recommendations, for whatever reason. Then you should consult your physician, to see if they think you should take a supplement, to help you reach your required vitamin, mineral intake.

Eggs are a really good source of protein and other essential nutrients and vitamins.
Eggs are a really good source of protein and other essential nutrients and vitamins. | Source

Vitamin Must Haves For Weight-Loss

Eating a healthy diet, full of the right foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals, can help promote weight-loss. Below are a few of the vitamins that have worked for me.

• Vitamin D- This Vitamin can be found in fish, liver, eggs, mushrooms, and Sunlight. This Vitamin is essential for a healthy organ function, which in return can help you lose weight.

• Vitamin B6- This Vitamin can be found in meats, bananas, vegetables, and tree nuts, and helps boost up your metabolism.

• Omega-3- Omega-3s, helps your body get rid of nasty built up toxins and helps aid with digestion.


Vitamin Must Haves For Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails

Having healthy skin, hair, and nails, starts from the way we nourish our bodies from the inside. Here a few of my favorite vitamins and minerals, for beautiful skin, hair, and nails.

• Vitamin E- You can find this Vitamin, in many fresh fruits, veggies, seeds and nuts, this Vitamin helps add moisture to your hair, skin and nails.

• Vitamin B7- This Vitamin is usually found in egg yolks, leafy greens, and peanuts, and is a necessary Vitamin, for healthy cell growth.

• Omega-3- Can be found in fish and nuts, Omega-3s are essential for healthy skin, hair, and nails.

You can also find these Vitamins in supplements, hair products, oils and lotions.

Remember, I am not a Doctor, always consult a physician before making drastic changes to your diet, or adding Vitamin supplements into your daily routine.

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I Am Not A Doctor!!!

Please consult a physician before taking any of these Vitamins, just because they have worked for me doesn't mean they will for you, and they might even be dangerous.

Some prescription drugs, don't mix well with Vitamins, and there are even some cases where a certain Vitamin, may harm you, depending on what kind of illness you may have.

Vitamins, Vitamins, Vitamins

• Vitamin B1

• Vitamin B2

• Vitamin B3

• Vitamin B5

• Vitamin B9

• Vitamin C

• Vitamin K

• Vitamin H

• Vitamin O

• Vitamin J

Vitamins are essential for normal cell growth, and for helping to keep our organs functioning properly.

Vitamin A
Night Blindness
Hypervitaminosis A
Vitamin B3
Liver Damage
Vitamin B6
Nerve Damage
Vitamin B12
Megloblastic Anemia
Acne-Like Rash
Vitamin C
Vitamin C Megadosage
Vitamin E
Deficiency is rare- Steritily in males, and abortions in females.
Increased Congestive heart Failure
Vitamins, like everything else should be taken correctly, and if you are consuming your vitamins in a supplement form, you should consult your physician first.

Always consult a physician if you are concerned whether your body is lacking or has too much of a certain Vitamin.


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      Hendrika 2 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      It is a funny thing. when I was small my mother always said vitamins are too expensive and you can buy enough fruit and veggies with that money to supply your needs. The funny thing now is that vitamins have become so cheap that you will hardly be able to buy one carrot with it!

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 2 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      This is a very informative and useful hub for everyone concerned about good health to read. I try to eat good food with a good diet so I have taken very few vitamin supplements in my life. Voted up and sharing with HP followers.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      It is important to have just the right balance of vitamins and minerals and other nutrients for each of us to have a healthy body. Of course the need for these change depending on our age.

      You are very wise to have put the disclaimer in about consulting our doctor when in doubt. Too much is worse than none often.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Well done

      Angels are headed your way ps Voted up++++ shared g+ tweeted

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      Mary 3 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Thank you for commenting and voting up Alphadogg.

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      Kevin W 3 years ago from Texas

      Very informative article on vitamins prettynutjob30. Many people don't realize that vitamin deficiencies can cause a multitude of health complications & the human body will not function efficiently without proper vitamin/mineral nutrition. Thumbs up on your hub.