Vitamins & Supplements

Usage of vitamin supplements is not much preferable as excessive intake of vitamin supplements can lead to many side effects. The following are few supplements:

Antioxidant: Substances, like vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene, that protect your body from the damage of oxidation caused by free radicals.

Herb: herbs can also be used as supplements for health or medicinal reasons.

Fat Soluble: The fat-soluble vitamins are mainly A, D, E, and K. Ingesting more fat-soluble vitamins than required can be toxic, causing side-effects like nausea, vomiting, and liver and heart problems.

Fortify: Fortified vitamins are those which are used to increase or improve a food or drink’s nutritional value by adding vitamins or other substances. Milk is fortified with vitamins A and D.

Prenatal Vitamins: Prenatal supplements generally contain more folic acid, iron, and calcium than standard adult supplements.

Free Radicals: When free radicals react with certain chemicals in the body, they may interfere with the ability of cells to function normally.

Megadose: Supplements which are purposed in a way such that it can provide more than 100% of the daily value of the body’s required vitamins.

Phytochemicals:  Phytochemicals are also called as phytonutrients. They include beta-carotene, lycopene, and resveratrol. These are health protecting supplements.

Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA): RDA can be defined as the sufficient amount of nutrients needed in daily life to prevent from various diseases. For example vitamin C, the RDA is 70 milligrams if below than this amount it can lead to chances of developing scurvy.

Micronutrients: Zinc and chromium Micronutrients which are considered to be vital to your body’s ability in order to process the “macronutrients such as  fats, proteins, and carbohydrates.