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Our Vitamin Guide

Our Vitamin Guide

Posted by Evolution Organics on 20th Mar 2024

We generally know that vitamins are a good thing. When we hear the word vitamin, we link that to health and wellness, and understand that we should be getting certain amounts of certain vitamins.

Your body needs these nutrients for important and often a nutritious and varied diet is enough to get all the vitamins your body needs.

Let’s look at some of the specific vitamins out there, what they do, why you need them, and how you can get them.

What are Vitamins?

A vitamin is a type of organic molecule. Vitamins are essential micronutrients that bigger organisms, such as human beings, need for their metabolism to function correctly.

In simple terms, vitamins enable our body to work as we want them to and as they are designed to. They support the systems we have and allow them to function as we need them.

What Vitamins are Necessary to Overall Health?

Below are the most common vitamins and how you can get an adequate amount and what can happen when there’s a lack.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A plays a vital role in our body’s growth and development functions. It also supports a high-functioning immune system, as well as enabling us to maintain good vision.

Vitamin A is found in foods such as eggs, as well as orange and yellow fruits and vegetables. Cod liver oil is also a wonderful source of Vitamin A.
Vitamin B
Vitamin B is a group of vitamins that help support key metabolic processes. Vitamin B is abundant in meats as well as whole grains, potatoes, and bananas.
Vitamin B12 is one of the most important vitamins out there, as it is involved in the metabolic function of every cell in the human body.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most popular vitamin choices. This essential nutrient helps to repair tissue in the body. It also plays an important role in enzyme functioning, as well as keeping your immune system operating as you wish.

Additionally, Vitamin C has antioxidant qualities. Vitamin C also plays a central role in keeping you fit and healthy on a day-to-day basis, helping to prevent things like the common cold, and historically helped to prevent scurvy!

We explore all its benefits in more detail in our Vitamin C supplement guide. Natural sources of Vitamin C include citrus fruits, peppers and berries.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps your body to absorb calcium, magnesium, and phosphate, as well as having a number of other benefits from a biological perspective. See more on Vitamin D HERE.

Known as the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D is most acquired in the body through sun exposure. This means that Vitamin D intake is easy enough to do during the summer months, but can be problematic in the winter time.

There are foods that contain high levels of Vitamin D, including fatty fish, while many cereals are fortified with Vitamin D. There’s also an array of supplements available, including Vitamin D supplements which are vegan-friendly and usually harder to source.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is important when it comes to blood clotting and helping your body heal itself. Green leafy vegetables are an excellent source of Vitamin K, while vegetable oils and cereal grains can also help.

Vitamin K is usually best acquired however through a varied and balanced diet. Any Vitamin K you do take in that is not immediately used is stored by your liver, ready for when you need it. It’s amazing what your body does all of its own accord!

Magnesium is involved in muscle energy intake, the functioning of our organs, stress management and heat regulation.
There a many types of magnesium but luckily, magnesium is found in many food too such as dark chocolate, beans, nuts and seeds, wholegrain and greens.

Get hold of Vitamin Supplements at Evolution Organics

You naturally gain vitamins through the food you eat, through being outside, and through living a healthy lifestyle. But it is sometimes difficult to cover all bases on the vitamin front, particularly with Vitamin D in the winter months.

At Evolution Organics, we understand this and have tailored our excellent selection of vitamin supplements accordingly.

Our extensive vitamin and mineral range contains a host of brilliant supplements that can help you and your family gain all the vitamins you need.

We are also regularly adding new vitamin options to our store, so be sure to check in regularly to see what we have available.

As ever if you have any questions, we are here to help.