THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT VITAMINS
Vitamins, the ultimate performer in one’s body that help absorb food nutrients, repair tissues, and strengthen the immune system are also known as micronutrients. This is because you only need a minuscule amount of it in your body!
A quick Google search yields that vitamins are organic compounds that come from the food you eat, supplements you take, and the environment you’re in. So now maybe you’re asking “If I only need a tiny amount of vitamins & minerals and I’m already eating healthy, have a balanced diet and live in a nice environment, should I still continue taking supplements?”, well, that totally depends!
You need at least 30 essential vitamins and minerals which your body cannot produce alone, that’s why supplements are important to help increase the level of micronutrients your body needs to perform well.
But Dr. Marc Leavy, a primary care internist at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, doesn’t recommend ingesting supplements daily as getting more than what’s needed could lead to complications.
But then again, our bodies and diet differ from one another. You may be lacking some Vitamin C, which you could get from eating citrus fruits, and getting enough Vitamin D, which you could get from consuming fatty fish and seafood.
Well, you may already have an idea of what you’re lacking and getting, but it’s still better to consult your doctor about this. Oh, and for your supplement needs, always remember that there’s a Southstar Drug near you!