The Complete πŸ’― Guide πŸ“˜ to Vitamins a-K πŸ’Š and Their Benefits πŸ‘πŸΌ ...

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I think it’s safe to assume that everyone knows that vitamins are an essential component of a healthy diet.

However, I think most of us will probably admit to not knowing exactly why we need each vitamin and why it is vital to our body.

I think the B vitamins are particularly confusing.

I’m not claiming I’ve got the definitive guide here but I have collected together all the good stuff I think we should all know.

1. Vitamin a

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RDV for women – 700 mcg

Also known as retinoic acid, retinal, and retinol, vitamin A helps promote bone growth and keeps skin and tissues healthy.

Eating food rich in carotenoid alpha carotene, such as carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, squash, and turnip greens helps provide your body with enough vitamin A because your body can convert beta-carotene to vitamin A.2

Its deficiency can cause issues like night blindness and dry cornea, etc.

Eat shrimp, eggs, liver, beef, cheddar cheese, and fortified milk or take a supplement.2

Avoid overdosing or it may cause vomiting, hair loss, birth defects, and skin dryness.2

2. Vitamin B1

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RDV for women - 1.1mg

Also called thiamin, vitamin B1 helps convert what you eat into energy.

It's equally important for healthy hair, skin, muscles, and brain.

Its deficiency can cause several complications, including beriberi, a disease that causes problems such as body weakness, weight loss, and brain damage.

Be sure to make ham, pork chops, acorn squash, and watermelons part of your diet to reach your minimum daily requirement of vitamin B1.2

3. Vitamin B2

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RDV for women - 1.1mg

Just like vitamin B1, vitamin B2 or riboflavin, plays a role in converting food into energy.2

It also keeps your hair, blood, skin, and brain healthy.

Vitamin B2 deficiency may lead to a condition called ariboflavinosis that causes symptoms such as throat swelling, cracked lips, low red blood cell count, and bloodshot eyes.

You can get vitamin B2 from yogurt, milk, mushrooms, meat, leafy green vegetables, whole grains, and liver.

Vitamin B3
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