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Archive for the 'Herbal Vitamins' Category

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Author: Carla Fiscina
June 19, 2011

Vitamin B3 BenefitsVitamin B3 which is also called niacin and has two other forms (inositol hexanicotinate and niacinamide) is one of the main members of vitamin B complex. It was discovered in the middle of the nineteenth century and since those times has been thoroughly studied. Vitamin B3 is a white crystalline, odorless and water soluble substance, which is considered to be one of the most stable vitamins, resistant to high temperatures, oxidation and so on. In human body, niacin is absorbed from stomach and the intestines, and can be excreted with the urine. However, good amounts of niacin can be stored in all tissues of our body to provide us with valuable proprieties and benefits of vitamin B3. Read the rest of this entry »

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Author: Carla Fiscina
April 28, 2011

health benefits of vitamin B2Vitamin B2 or riboflavin is an essential water-soluble micronutrient, a member of vitamin B complex. Just like all vitamins B, it plays a key role in many metabolic reactions and helps in converting carbs, proteins and fats into energy. The main specifics of vitamin B2 is its inability to be stored by our body in relatively large amounts, so we must constantly provide it by adding food sources of vitamin B2 to our daily diet. Another interesting fact about riboflavin is that it works best only in case in combination with other vitamins of the B complex. Read the rest of this entry »

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

Author: Carla Fiscina
April 11, 2011

Health Benefits Of Vitamin B1Vitamin B1 also known as thiamine (or thiamin) is one of water-soluble herbal vitamins, one of the most important members of vitamin B complex. Our body is constantly in need of this vitamin because it helps in converting blood sugar into energy. In average, we have 25-30 mg of this vitamin stored in our body, mainly in kidneys, liver, brain and skeletal muscles. However, consuming the foods or beverages rich in caffeine, alcohol, sulfur and certain food-precessing additives causes thiamine loss, which can sometimes bring to vitamin B1 deficiency. Read the rest of this entry »

Vitamin B Complex

Author: Carla Fiscina
March 24, 2011

Benefits of vitamin B complexVitamin B Complex (sometimes called “the B vitamins”) embraces a large number of water soluble herbal vitamins. Those are, first of all, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavine), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B 5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxamine), vitamin B7 (biotin or vitamin I), vitamin B9 (folic acid), and vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin). Also, it is possible to mention other vitamins B complex members, like vitamin B4 (adenine), vitamin B8 (ergadenylic acid), vitamin B10 (pteroylmonoglutamic acid), vitamin B11 (vitamin S), vitamin B13 (orotic acid), vitamin B15 (pangamic acid), vitamin B17 (Amygdalin), vitamin B22, vitamin B-H (inositol), vitamin B-X (aminobenzoic acid) and so on. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Vitamins: Vitamin A

Author: Carla Fiscina
February 21, 2011

benefits of vitamin aVitamin A is actually a group of chemical compounds, which were first discovered and studied in the beginning of the 20th century. It is known as the vitamin which is essential for our good vision, but also it is responsible for our good bone, muscle and tissue health. Benefits of vitamin A include its being one of the most important vitamins for effective function of our reproductive system. Food sources of vitamin A include a number of animal foods (especially animal liver and fish liver), as well as carrots, green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, cheeses, butter, milk, eggs, apricots, mango, papaya and so on. Read the rest of this entry »

Vitamin Overdose

Author: Carla Fiscina
February 3, 2011

vitamin overdoseIn our epoch of increased popularity of vitamin supplements, we must know as much as possible about such a phenomena as vitamin overdose. Certainly, we may think that such supplements and liquid vitamins can be a great solution for businessmen, dieters and other types of people who have no opportunity to provide the body with necessary amounts of vitamins and nutrients every day. These supplements seem to be a great substitution for a missed breakfast or a serving of organic veggies and fruit, especially in winter. However, we certainly must be careful about taking uncontrolled and unregulated amounts of such vitamin supplements. Read the rest of this entry »

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