Do you get your daily does of vitamins? Vitamins can provide numerous health benefits with minimal risks involved. They are organic substances derived from plants and animals and have been shown to be essential for life. These titles from our digital collections can help you determine the amounts of vitamins that you need in your diet.
Vitamins and minerals are natural healthy resources from the ground and plant life. Without vitamins and minerals our bodies would not function well at all. Without iron our blood would not flow, and without vitamin C our immune system will slow. Calcium is an important mineral that the body needs, without it we would have no bones and lots of heartburn. A chart that shows all the different vitamins and minerals would be beneficial to see for your health. Without a chart you may not know any of these facts.
Nearly half of Americans use supplements—and many more are curious about them—yet questions abound. Will feverfew help my migraines? Are there any vitamins that will keep my skin clear? Does lysine really prevent cold sores? Are there herbs I can take to boost my mood? Are any of these things safe?
Mark Moyad, MD, MPH is the only physician in the United States who has an endowed position to study vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other supplements. For the past 25 years, he's been researching supplements, using them in his practice, and traveling the country giving lectures to laypeople and physicians about what works and what's worthless in the world of drugs and supplements.
A Quick guide of vitamins, minerals and supplements. How much to take? How much is toxic?
Health-conscious Americans seek out vitamins any way they can, whether in a morning glass of orange juice, a piece of vitamin-enriched bread, or a daily multivitamin. We believe vitamins are always beneficial and that the more we can get, the better-yet few of us could explain what vitamins actually are. Instead, we outsource our questions to experts and interpret "vitamin" as shorthand for "health."What we don't realize is that the experts themselves are surprisingly short on answers. Yes, we need vitamins; without them, we would die. Yet despite a century of scientific research, there is little consensus around even the simplest of questions, whether it's exactly how much we each require or what these thirteen dietary chemicals actually do.The one thing experts do agree on is that the best way to get our nutrients is in the foods that naturally contain them. But thanks to our love of processed foods (whose natural vitamins and other chemicals have often been removed or destroyed), this is exactly what most of us are not doing.