The first time I came to known about the importance of vitamins was when I was in my seventh grade. Then it was in my science class where I have to know about the importance of vitamins. From then onwards my physician and my fitness instructor and my friends and my health conscious colleagues and friends stressed their importance. The importance of vitamins as essential nutrients starts when the human is in fetus form and continues till old age. It is for this reason the pregnant woman is provided by prenatal vitamins and the old people often with multivitamins.
Vitamins are one of the most important nutrients for human body. To be healthy and for proper functioning of all human organs Vitamins are essential. Vitamins are essential for natural growth and development of every multi cellular organism. Right from the inception of a human fetus to old people, Vitamins are one of the most important supporting elements in their growth. During pregnancy period diets taken by a pregnant woman directly relates to the growth of fetus in womb. Therefore, Gynecologists suggest them to take diets according to the need of child developing inside their body.
Vitamins and their importance
Vitamin A: This vitamin is also known as retinol. This vitamin is very essential for our eyes and the deficiency of this vitamins leads to night blindness
Vitamin B: Lack of this vitamin and its variants consisting of Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, and B12 cause beriberi, anemia, and many other vitamin B deficiency diseases.
Vitamin C: Deficiency of this vitamin cause Scurvy disease and this vitamin is essential for maintaining a healthy skin.
Vitamin D: Deficiency of this vitamin results in bone problems like rickets. This vitamin is essential for absorption of calcium from the food.
Vitamin E: Deficiency of this vitamin leads to anemia in infants.
The importance of vitamins for our overall health is well known these days. Vitamins are often called as micronutrients along with minerals because of the quantity one may require to keep them healthy. Though they are required in a very little quantity, we often lack them in our food due to our improper eating habits usually ignoring the constituents of the food we take daily.
Though we knew the importance of vitamins for ages now, our eating habits and lack of proper nutrients made us to become more aware of the importance of vitamins.