Vitamins for all family members
Each age needs its own vitamins to help support the body and internal organs. What is more suitable for adults, and what for children or adolescents?
- Vitamin complexes aimed at maintaining youth and beauty, at restoring skin, hair and nails, and at normalizing the nervous system is suitable for women.
- For men, complexes will be optimal for supporting male strength, for arranging the work of internal organs, for male health and beauty, for the functionality of the body and maintaining the work of the genitals.
- Elderly people need drugs that slow down the ageing process, restore bone strength (calcium and vitamin D) and joints, improve heart, and blood vessels.
- Children need pills to grow and strengthen bones to restore the amount of iron in the body. For children and adolescents, complexes for immunity are especially relevant, which contain many vitamins and minerals.
A few tips on how to choose the right complex of vitamins
What vitamins to choose? The choice of tablets depends on the goals:
If this is prevention, give preference to complex preparations, which contain the main vitamins and minerals. With the support of the body, multivitamins are better, but they will be ineffective with a deep lack of specific minerals, such as iron, iodine or calcium. Therefore, during treatment, and restoration of certain body functions, it is better to prefer monovitamins.
Effective vitamin complexes should properly affect the body, and not exacerbate its condition. To do this, you should first determine your symptoms and only then choose supplements.
- Vitamin A will help maintain the beauty of hair and nails, accelerate their growth and strengthen. He is good for the eyes.
- Group B vitamins are good for the nervous system.
- Vitamin D protects the immune system.
- Vitamin E will improve the reproductive system.
Selection of vitamins by composition is the most comfortable way to choose pills that are really useful for you. If you do not know which drug to purchase, we are ready to provide you with a recommendation based on a test designed for the individual selection of vitamins and minerals for daily use.
What vitamins are needed for the skin?
Vitamin therapy plays a huge role in the prevention of ageing. Here are the most basic vitamins our skin needs:
Vitamin A: for sun protection. This vitamin has antioxidant properties, and is also able to withstand photoaging, strengthen capillaries and maintain skin tone.
Vitamin C: To counter free radicals. One of the most effective antioxidants that block the effects of free radicals. In addition, vitamin C is necessary to maintain a normal level of vitamin E. vitamin C is not synthesized in the human body, we can only get it from the outside – with food, medicine or dietary supplements. Being a water-soluble vitamin, it does not accumulate in the tissues, and its supply needs to be replenished daily.
Vitamin E: to eliminate dry skin. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps maintain the lipid mantle and prevent dehydration of the skin. In addition, vitamin E is an antioxidant.
Vitamin B1: for skin elasticity. It is necessary to prevent dryness and peeling, effectively combats fine wrinkles and irritations.
Vitamin B2: for skin regeneration. It improves cellular metabolism and relieves inflammation, improves skin recovery after microtrauma, and maintains a healthy color and radiance.
Vitamin B9: for skin beauty. Vitamin B9, better known as folic acid, is one of the most important vitamins for preserving the beauty of the skin: it has antioxidant effect, protects the skin from the effects of ultraviolet radiation, promotes the accelerated synthesis of amino acids necessary for the formation of the collagen fibers, prevents the appearance of pigmentation and accelerates the healing of microtrauma, and also relieves inflammation.
Vitamin F: against pigmentation. Deficiency of this vitamin leads to the appearance of age spots.
Vitamin PP: for skin firmness. This vitamin takes part in the removal of excess fluid and prevents the appearance of edema and swelling, improves blood microcirculation and has a lifting effect, smoothing out fine wrinkles.
Vitamin D: for youthful skin. This fat-soluble vitamin is a essential for collagen synthesis. During menopause, its amount in the body decreases sharply – by 75%. An additional intake of vitamin D can slow down the process of skin ageing, maintain its healthy color, smoothness, and radiance.
Vitamin K: from spider veins. Vitamin K is necessary for the health of blood vessels and capillaries, it strengthens their walls and prevents the appearance of dark circles under the eyes, vascular networks and asterisks on the cheeks and nose. Our body synthesizes a very small amount of this vitamin, so it is better to take it additionally.
How to understand what vitamins I need
Scientists emit about 20 important vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are involved in metabolism. All of them can be obtained from food with proper and balanced nutrition.
If the nutrition is defective – it contains few foods with a high content of nutrients – or monotonous with the predominant consumption of only one type of food, vitamin deficiency may occur. Drinking alcohol and smoking can also lead to a deficiency: these bad habits disrupt the metabolism, and the digestibility of beneficial trace elements.
Vitamins from the pharmacy are needed to make up for the deficiency of nutrients. To understand which vitamins are missing, you need to see a doctor. Based on an examination, history taking and tests, he will be able to identify a deficiency and select the right dose of vitamins to compensate for it.
Taking vitamins prophylactically – for example, during the cold season – is not worth it. This also applies to seasonal deficiency of vitamins. Spring vitamin deficiency is a common household myth. Previously, when the food over the winter ended, and people received few nutrients with food, there really were problems. Now we have access to fresh vegetables and fruits all year round, and doctors are increasingly talking about hypervitaminosis – an overabundance of vitamins due to their uncontrolled intake.