In our last blog post, we touched upon how vitamins are organic compounds that your body needs in order to perform certain processes in your body adequately. In this blog post, The House of Nutrition in Poughkeepsie, a vitamin and supplement store, will take a deeper look at some of the 13 vitamins that we haven’t already discussed and what exactly they do for us. Visit us today!

VITAMINS YOUR BODY NEEDS

  • Vitamin A. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that your body needs for immune system health. It’s also important in pregnant moms-to-be. Vitamin A also supports the health of your eyes, soft tissues in the body, and your skin. A deficiency in vitamin A is rare in the United States since we eat a lot of milk, eggs, and orange and yellow vegetables. Vitamin A is frequently added to cereals and is contained in most vitamin supplements sold at a vitamin supplement store, such as The House of Nutrition in Poughkeepsie.
  • Vitamin B. There are many types of vitamin B, which make up a whole family of vitamins with each performing a different function. Vitamin B12 for example is important in metabolism, as well as the formation of red blood cells and the central nervous system. Eggs, meat, and milk are good sources of vitamin B12. A deficiency in vitamin B12 can cause numbness, yellowed skin, and memory loss. Another important B vitamin is vitamin B9, otherwise known as folic acid. Folic acid helps to prevent birth defects in women and is usually recommended as a vitamin supplement for all pregnant women by their doctors. The House of Nutrition is Poughkeepsie offers vitamin supplements, including folic acid.
  • Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an important vitamin found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds, green vegetables, and certain cereals as an additive. Vitamin E is also sold at The House of Nutrition in Poughkeepsie as a natural health supplement. Vitamin E helps form red blood cells and strengthens the immune system. It helps in cell communication, and it’s important in helping the body use vitamin K.
  • Vitamin K. Vitamin K helps the body’s platelets clot blood efficiently and effectively. Without vitamin K, blood would not stick together. Vitamin K is commonly given to infants in order to help the blood clot, which would be important if the newborn got a cut early on in life. Since vitamin K helps the body with blood clotting, it’s given when a person is given too many blood thinners as it serves to reverse the process. Vitamin K is found in leafy green vegetables, broccoli, cabbage, fish, liver, certain meats, and eggs.

The House of Nutrition believes in helping people lead their best lives possible. We do this through our health supplement store. We offer the best brands of vitamins, and there’s always a nutritionist available to help you with vitamin supplement selection. We’re here to answer any questions you may have regarding any of our natural health supplements. Visit us today, or try our vitamin delivery service!