Which Vitamins should I Take?
A Basic Multi-vitamin program
Why Take Vitamins?
Vitamins function to help protect against cancer, decrease heart disease, increase brain functioning, eye function, increase energy, metabolism and much more. If this sounds like something which may interest you, please read on.
Today many people are suffering and dying from cancer and heart disease. In addition to changing eating and exercise habits, another easy method of decreasing your chances of having these diseases is to supplement with vitamins. However, with the confusion caused by the vast amounts of vitamins on the market, it's no wonder why most people just give up and don't take any supplements at all. In addition, patients also do not take vitamins because they feel they get enough in their food. However, studies have shown that the majority of people who do not supplement with vitamins are well below their required daily intake (RDI). Whatever the reasons may be, we will discuss a vitamin supplementation program that should cover the basic needs you have.
Basic Minimum Supplementation Program
~ Bone Nutrition
These 3 types of supplements will help improve your overall general health. This list is by no means an all-inclusive list, however it is a great place to start.
(Mg= milligrams, IU= international units, mcg= micrograms)
- Vitamin C - 500-1000mg/day
- Vitamin E - 200-400IU/day
- Beta-carotene - 7500-20,000 IU/day
- Selenium 100-200mcg
- Vitamin A 2000-3000IU/day
- B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, pantothenic acid = 50mcg/day
A good B-complex should contain the above-mentioned B vitamins. B vitamins help decrease heart disease, inflammation, helps increase detoxification process and finally increase brain and cognitive function such as memory and thinking.
- Bone Nutrients
- Calcium = 500mg/day
- Vitamin D =10mcg/day
- Magnesium= 250mg/day
- Copper = 2mg/day
- Zinc = 10-15mg/day
The major problem associated with a lack of bone nutrients is osteoporosis. One in 4 women will become osteoporotic by the age of 50. One in 8 men will become osteoporotic by the age of 60. The complications associated with osteoporosis, in particular osteoporotic fracture, cause more deaths than breast and ovarian cancer combines. Thus, prevention is the key when it comes to osteoporosis.
A basic nutritional program such as the one outlined above will help defend your body and mind against cancer, heart disease, degenerative conditions and aging. Vitamin supplements will also increase your quality of life by providing for a better sleep, strengthening the immune system and increasing energy levels. For more information, see yours local chiropractor.