Do you know the alphabet of vitamins?
While you might be familiar with letter vitamins like vitamin C and vitamin E, you might not know what all of these nutrients do and why they’re so important. But never fear! With this simple guide to letter vitamins, knowing these nutrients is as easy as A-B-C!
Kicking off the alphabet of vitamins is vitamin A. Also known as retinol, retinyl palmitate and retinyl acetate, it is important for overall well-being and health.** Found in dietary sources such as liver, carrots, and sweet potatoes, vitamin A is known for supporting healthy vision andhair, and promoting healthy immune function.**
There are actually eight essential vitamins that fall into the category of B-vitamins. A majority of these B vitamins function as coenzymes, assisting important enzymes within the body to function, howeve, each B-vitamin has a specific specialized role within the body.** For instance, B-12 is known as the energy vitamin due to its role in assisting with energy production, whereas B-7 (commonly known as Biotin) helps to support strong and healthy nails, hair, and skin.**
Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is probably one of the best-known letter vitamins. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to support the immune system.** Found in citrus fruits, kiwi, strawberries and kale, among other food sources, vitamin C is important due to the fact that the body needs it but cannot produce it on its own.**
Often referred to as the sunshine vitamin because the body produces it when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D supports the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, further promoting skeletal strength, bone health, and bone density.** It becomes harder for the body to absorb and utilize vitamin D as we age, so supplementation can be extremely important in order to obtain all of its wellness benefits.**
Vitamin E is often touted for supporting skin health and promoting immune function.** Its antioxidant activity helps to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals.** Found in many foods and cooking oils, but typically only in trace amounts, vitamin E supplements are typically available in soft gel form, but also in serums and creams for topical use.**
Vitamin K is found in leafy green vegetables, like kale and spinach, as well as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, chili powder, and asparagus. However for some, supplementation of this important nutrient might be ideal.** Vitamin K supports normal blood clotting, promotes healthy bones, and helps to maintain cardiovascular healthy by influencing calcium metabolism.**
How do you incorporate these important vitamins into your daily regimen? Let us know in the comments!
Health & Happiness,