Vitamins are organic, essential nutrients that are indispensable for the body. They play a role in growth, recovery and proper functioning of the body. They are also important for good health. Vitamins are naturally found in our food, but they are also added to dietary supplements.
There are thirteen vitamins: four fat-
Finally, there is beta-
The following vitamins are distinguished:
Vitamins originate from living nature and can be produced by some plants and animals themselves. Our body itself does not or insufficiently produce them. Synthetic vitamins are substances that are made in a laboratory. Although the origin of vitamins may be different, this needn’t affect their functioning, provided they have the same build and structure.
Vitamins are important for the body in order to function properly. In case of lack of vitamins, disturbances may occur and disease may develop. A responsible and varied diet and healthy lifestyle are sufficient for a proper vitamin content.
Vitamin shortage can, among other things, lead to skin defects, increased susceptibility to infections and increased bleeding tendency. A doctor can, on the basis of present symptoms and examination, determine the cause of the shortage. The (moderate) use of vitamins is best achieved with a proper varied diet.