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Vitamins- Help or Hindrance to Our Life?

By Charles Hopkins Published 07/6/2006 | Nutrition

 If you are suffering either from high cholesterol or anemia or if you are a low crab fan or dieting these days to be in shape, you can't ignore the vitamins. Vitamins ARE important for all of us. Many people suffer from these common problems and take the help of vitamins. Go to the market and you will see a lot of people are in the queues to buy vitamins. The importance of vitamins can never be ignored in human life. But the question is how far you should take vitamins? Are you taking them more than you really need? Or let me ask you; are you all aware of the right properties of the different vitamins? You should better be. Here are some information about how an over dose or a wrong dose of vitamin can lead you to a gear danger.

Vitamins as well as minerals and other nutrients are very much essential for the proper development and performance of the different parts of your body. The vitamin B complex plays a decisive role in the production of the red blood cells. The fetus that develops inside the mothers womb, receives all the nourishments and oxygen through the mothers blood stream. So particularly during pregnancy the intake of the vitamin B complex is compulsory. Proper amount of vitamins and nutrients are required for various aspects of the reproductive system of our body. But sometimes it becomes difficult to get the proper amount of vitamins in the rapid pace of life. However the supplements of these vitamins and nutrients can be a reliable way for you to get the proper dietary needs. But at the same time you have to be very careful about the dosage of the supplements.    

Some times people are not aware of the vitamins and start taking them with the hope that it will bring a good result. But frankly speaking even a little ignorance can become very risky. A recent research suggests that taking too much of vitamin C is not at all good for the diabetic patients. The research shows that women who took 300 milligrams of vitamin C supplements or more were more likely (even twice) to die of heart diseases and strokes than women who took no vitamin C supplements. Although the research focused on the older women, the fact may also apply to the men as well.

On the other hand too much intake of vitamin A can damage your liver. Too much Vitamin E can cause disruption of your blood, too much iron can harm the blood vessels and too much of vitamin K can cause excessive bleeding.

The specialists are of the opinion that the required amount of vitamins should be supplied into your body naturally by the food you consume. There is no use to get them through tailored designer supplements. If you have a thorough knowledge of the vegetables i.e. which kind of vegetables is high on which vitamins, you will be very much benefited. People generally loose their patience and take the short cut of taking vitamin supplements instead of improving their diet charts. You should be patient to see the results and take it from me, this time it will be really dramatic.