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Vitamins, What Are The For? #4
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This is article #4 in a series of What are vitamins for. As I have said I have spent many years in reading and indexing information about the various vitamins and supplements and just what they are good for. Or if one should have a specific ailment, what is the main vitamin that would help resolve issues. I am also going to review with you that your doctor is your best source of information and before starting any vitamin, diet or exercise program please consult with your doctor first.

My main source of information has been The Cornell Encyclopedia of Health and Prevention. There are many other sources to get information about these subjects, so if you are interested in these topics keep reading and become informed in vitamin, health and diet.

I am going to continue on through my index and I am at C.

Biotin helps to metabolize carbohydrates. So someone with diabetes may find this helpful.

If you have developing cataracts, and this usually starts about the age of 55 years, vitamin C at 1500 mg have been beneficial plus 200 to 400 units of vitamin E. But, if you have high blood pressure take selenium instead of Vitamin E. Supplements should not be taken in amount greater than 200 mcg daily without the help of your doctor. If cataracts are already present the 2000 mg of Vitamin C and 400 units of Vitamin E or up to 200 mcg of selenium is helpful plus up to 100 mcg of B2 and B-Complex.

Diabetics should take 200-400 mg of chromium daily as this helps to level out blood sugars, keeping them is a more decent range. When our son at age 6 was diagnosed with hypoglycemia, the doctor wanted him to take a chromium supplement and it did seem to help him. Chromium helps to prevent diabetes and aids in growth. It helps prevent high blood pressure. If one is deficient in chromium they are at risk for diabetes and arteriosclerosis. Natural sources of chromium would be meat, shellfish, clams, chicken, corn oil and brewers yeast. If one takes high doses of chromium for a time, one of the side effects may be a chromium rash or an allergic rash. Prevention says that a 10% solution of Vitamin C used to dip the hands is helpful. Vitamin C changes the chemical structure of chromium so that it can not penetrate the skin.

People who suffer from celiac disease an inability to digest wheat products have found that vitamin K has been helpful. You would have to do more research on this and then talk it over with your doctor. Vitamin E is good for Crohns Disease.

Women with Cervical Dysplasia has found that Vitamin A and Vitamin C are helpful. I am not giving doses because you need to read and talk with your doctor. I am pointing you in the direction that I have found.

Many of us have heard of Chelation Therapy. This is the process of breaking down minerals into a digestible form. Mineral Chelation is a mineral that is in a digestible form.

Vitamin K has been helpful if one suffers from Colitis, an inflammation of the intestional tract. Life I have said prior, the oil soluble vitamins are nothing to fool around with, so read all you can, become informed and then consult with your doctor.

Chlorine is a chlorinated water. It destroys the bad intestional bacteria. This is why you hear of missionaries especially in a third world country that mixes Chlorine with their drinking water. Water in third world countries is not as healthy or pure. Chlorine is also helpful in promoting healthy teeth and hair and it aids in digestion. If you have a Chlorine deficiency you may develop poor teeth and hair and have poor digestion. Natural sources of Chlorine would be sea salt, olives, kelp, and yogurt. We do not usually need any supplement as we get enough of this through our food source. Zinc is also helpful in reducing cholesterol.

EPA or isopentanoic acid is a substance in fish oil and it helps to lower cholesterol and triglycerides. EPA helps to lessen the fatty build up in our arteries.

Cobalt helps to prevent anemia and build red blood cells. A deficiency in cobalt may cause anemia signs and symptoms. Natural sources of cobalt is found in meat, kidneys, liver, clams oysters, and milk. No supplements of cobalt is needed unless a person is on a very strict vegetarian diet and needs supplementation.

Coffee blocks the absorption of Iron. I guess I forgot that one!

Vitamin C is good to take if you have a cold, however nothing concrete has been found to this. If you feel Vitamin C is helping your cold then who can say otherwise?

If you are having difficulty in conceiving then Vitamin E may be what you are lacking. Prevention mentions that Vitamin D is also helpful if you have a cold.

If constipation is a problem the wheat flour, soy flour, bran flakes and brewers yeast are a few things that may be helpful.

Copper can reach the blood stream in minutes after ingestion. Copper is essential for Vitamin C use. Its function is to increase energy, aid in effective iron absorption. Copper aids in the pigmentation of hair and skin. A deficiency of Copper may cause anemia and edema. Nautral sources would be dried beans, peas, whole wheat, prunes, calf and beef liver, shrimp and most seafood. The best way to get copper is in a good multiple vitamin and mineral combination.

Heres to your health and wellness. See you in Article #5

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