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    Vitamins

    Vitamins are organic compounds that are required by human body in limited quantities to sustain life. Vitamins are to be obtained through diet or supplements since our body does not produce enough of them. Vitamins are essential for normal body functions such as metabolism. Inadequate amounts of Vitamins in the diet can cause a number of deficiency diseases.

    Complete health offers over 30 Vitamin supplement products in the form of tablets, chewable tablets, capsules, powder and liquid.

    Vitamins can be classified into fat soluble and water soluble vitamins. Fat soluble vitamins can be stored in fat tissues in our body as a reserve unlike water soluble vitamins that do not get stored and need to be constantly replenished. Vitamin A, D, E and K are classified as fat soluble Vitamins. Vitamin B and C are water-soluble.

    Types of Vitamins and its importance

    Vitamin A

    It is a fat soluble vitamin which includes a group of fat soluble vitamers which include retinol, retinal, retinoic acid and retinyl esters. Vitamin A deficiency can cause night-blindness and eye disorders such as dry cornea, keratomalacia and Xerophthalmia. Vitamin A plays an important role in phototransduction and sometimes deficiency may case complete eye blindness. Vitamin A supplementation is an effective way to prevent deficiencies especially in children.
    Good Sources of Vitamin A include liver and cod liver oil. Some plant based sources include carrots, broccoli, sweet potato, spinach. Dairy products such as eggs, cheese and milk also form an excellent source of Vitamin A.

    Complete health offers Vitamin A supplement products in oral form of capsules like Cod liver oil and Vitamin A 5000IU.

    Vitamin C

    Vitamin C also popularly known as L-ascorbic acid is an important water-soluble nutrient which means that our bodies either use it or lose it. Since Vitamin C cannot be stored by our body, it must be continuously consumed and replenished every day. Vitamin C is essential for the growth and repair of tissues in our body. Vitamin C aids in the production of an important protein called collagen which aids in the development of skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that helps block some of the damage caused by free radicals substances that damage the DNA in our body.

    Vitamin C helps prevent heart diseases, high blood pressure, cold and flu, cancer, Osteoarthiritis, Asthma, Pre-eclampsia.

    Good sources of Vitamin C include Papaya, Mango, citrus fruits, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries blueberries, watermelon, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, turnip greens, cabbage, sweet and white potatoes, cauliflower and Winter squash. Over cooking of Vitamin-C rich foods or storing them for longer period of time reduces the amount of Vitamin-C content. It is advised to consume raw foods to get the best nutritional value.

    Complete health offers Vitamin C supplements in varying strengths and forms include Natural Vitamin C (from Acerola Berries) vegecaps, Ester, Mega C, Ultra C, extra C and Bioflavonoids Plus Vitamin C Tablets.

    Vitamin B1

    Vitamin is a B1 is a water soluble vitamin also known as Thiamine. Vitamin B1 is helpful in conditions related to low levels of thiamine, beriberi and diseases related to nerves. Vitamin B1 is also helpful in combating digestion related problems such as diarrhea, loss of appetite and Ulcerative colitis. Thiamine is also used in conjunction with other B Vitamins which include Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 ((niacin/niacinamide)), Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) and folic acid.

    Thiamine is an part of nutrient required by our bodies to effectively use carbohydrates.

    Complete health offers Vitamin B1 supplements in the oral dosage form of tablets in varying strengths of 100 mg and 250 mg which help in relieving tiredness and in the conversion of food into energy.

    Vitamin B2

    Vitamin B2 also known as riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin. It is one of 8 essential B group Vitamins which helps the body convert food into glucose to produce energy. The B Vitamins also help in metabolizing fats and protein. The B Vitamins are essential for maintaining healthy skin, hair , eyes and nervous system. Vitamin B2 deficiency may cause a condition known as ariboflavinosis.

    Good sources of Vitamin B2 include: asparagus, green beans, eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese, bananas and fish.

    Complete health offers Vitamin B2 supplements in strengths of 100 and 200mg in the oral dosage form of tablet which helps in protein and carbohydrate metabolism maintain good eye, skin, oral and brain health.

    Vitamin B6

    Vitamin B6 is a water soluble vitaminer which includes pyridoxine, pyridoxamine and pyridoxal. Vitamin B6 deficiency causes peripheral neuropathy and also in some cases anaemia. Good Sources of Vitamin B6 include Whole grains, nuts, bananas, meat vegetables and milk.

    Some of the Vitamin B6 supplements offered by complete health include Nature’s own Vitamin B6 100 mg tablets and Herbs of Gold Vitamin B6 200mg tablets.

    Vitamin B6 supplements helps in relieving symptoms of skin disorders, metabolism and production of neurotransmitters.

    Vitamin B12

    Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamer including cyanocobalamin, hydroxycobalamin, and methylcobalamin. Vitamin B12 is commonly found in fish, poultry, meat, eggs milk and dairy products. Vegans are highly recommended to take B12 supplements. Deficiency of Vitamin B12 causes neurological disorders, mood swings and megaloblastic anemia. Vitamin B12 plays an important role in normal functioning of the nervous system and for the formation of blood.

    Vitamin B12 is one of the 8 B vitamins which is associated with metabolism of each and every cell of human body. It is actively involved in energy production, promoting mental health and metabolism. It is recommended for cardiovascular health and normal heart function. Vitamin B12 is a vital supplement which helps in the production of red blood cells. Vitamin B12 also helps in relieving tiredness and maintaining normal healthy blood and central nervous system.

    Complete health offers Vitamin B12 supplements in varying strengths and dosage forms such as tablet and sublingual tablets. Vegetarians and Vegans who do not get sufficient amounts of Vitamin B12 are advised to take B12 supplementation.

    Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is also known as ergocalciferol, cholecalciferol is a fat soluble vitamin which is needed to maintain strong and healthy bones. Vitamin D helps body absorb the calcium from food and supplements thereby building strong bones. People who are vitamin D deficient develop thin and fragile bones a condition known as rickets and osteomalacia.

    Vitamin E

    Vitamin E is a collective name given to fat soluble compounds which includes tocopherols and tocotrinerols. Although vitamin E deficiency is rare in people who obtain less amount of vitamin E from their diets, premature babies and infants might be deficient in vitamin E. Also people with fat-malabsorption disorders are more likely to develop Vitamin E deficiency.

    Complete health offers a wide variety of Vitamin E supplements in the oral form of capsules and Vegecaps. Vitamin E is essential to maintain healthy blood circulation and cardiovascular health. It supports healthy nails hair and skin. It aids in wound healing and connective tissue health.