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All About Vitamins

All about vitamins has been designed to be a single source for anything you want to know about vitamins and supplements. A dietary supplement is anything that is added to your diet to enhance your health and well being.  This includes vitamins, minerals, nutrients and herbal additions to your diet. Vitamin supplements are generally taken in a tablet form.

Vitamins are substances that are required by the human body for growth and other normal activities. With the exception of D group vitamins, vitamins cannot be made by the body and have to be taken in the form of food, or a supplement if the diet does not provide sufficient quantities.

There are 13 essential vitamins that the body cannot synthesise, and these need to come from external sources.

Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble and are absorbed into the body through the bloodstream. Any excess of these vitamins is stored by the liver and can be re-accessed and used whenever required.

Vitamins B (of which there are 8 types) and C are water soluble and any excess is excreted from the body in urine. As the body cannot store these vitamins they need to be regularly replaced as part of a healthy nutritious diet.

Any other products we talk about on this site will be listed under the supplement sections. There are an enormous number of nutritional supplements available on the market today, ranging from antioxidants to zinc with a huge amount in between!

To complement the information we have sourced about different vitamins, minerals and other supplements, we also have sections on health conditions and on general interest matters to help you select the best products for any particular issue or concern you may have.

Please do remember we are not health professionals and the information we are giving is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. We are simply providing some suggestions and ideas for alternative remedies and ways to enhance your general health and wellbeing.

We do, however, strongly advise you to visit your doctor to discuss any medical issue that concerns you.