Taking vitamins every night before you go to sleep, in the morning right after you wake up, or during a favorite meal is an essential part of life. Vitamins keep the body healthy and strong by providing the body trace amounts of nutrients that support different functions. Some vitamins are everyday nutrients that people can take in by eating food, such as vitamin C, or should only be taken in certain circumstances, such as vitamin D. However, it is hard to figure out what each vitamin is meant to help boost, hence why I have written this article and provided the table below.
|Vitamin||Alternate Name||Function||Types of Food It Can Be Found In|
|A||Retinol||improving vision||fish oil|
|B1||Thiamine||overall health, brain functions, and cellular health||rice, bran|
|B2||Riboflavin||energy and metabolism, overall health||meat, eggs|
|meat, eggs, and grains|
|B5||Pantothenic Acid||metabolize proteins, carbs, and fats||meat, whole grains|
|B6||Pyridoxine||balancing of sodium and potassium; red blood cell production; immune health||meat, dairy|
|B7||Biotin||synthesis of fats and sugars||meat, dairy, eggs|
|B9||Folic Acid||improving bodily functions; red blood cell production||vegetables (greens)|
|B12||Cobalamins||overall nervous system support; metabolism, red blood cell production||liver, eggs|
|C||Ascorbic Acid||antioxidant, overall wellness, immune health||citrus and other fruits|
|D||Calciferol||regulate calcium and nutrients in the blood stream||fish oil; the sun|
|E||Tocopherol||antioxidant||wheat germ oil, unrefined vegetable oils|
|K1||Phylloquinone||bone protein formation||vegetables (greens)|
I hope this chart was a good tool for you to figure out which vitamins you may or may not need more of. Every night, I take a multi-vitamin, but also take a B6 and B12 to help add to my metabolism. Vitamins are essential to life. Without them, you could develop diseases and be more succeptible to illness. Vitamins keep the body healthy and it is good to know what foods help to add our well-being.