Vitamins - Minerals - Supplements - Energy Bars
The word "Vitamin
" means 'Vital to Life'
is an organic compound and a vital
that an organism requires in limited amounts. An organic chemical compound
(or related set of compounds) is called a vitamin when the organism cannot
synthesize the compound in sufficient quantities, and it must be obtained
through the diet; thus, the term "vitamin" is conditional upon the
circumstances and the particular organism. For example, ascorbic acid (one
form of vitamin C) is a vitamin for humans, but not for most other animal
organisms. Supplementation is important for the treatment of certain
health problems, but there is little evidence of
used by otherwise healthy people. 2
Million kids every year from Vitamin Deficiencies
The World Bank estimates that
is a $50 billion drain on global GDP. Lucky Iron Fish
are fish-shaped cast iron ingots used to
provide dietary supplementation of iron to individuals living affected by
iron-deficiency anaemia. The ingots are placed in a pot of boiling water
to leach elemental iron into the water and food.
infectious diseases, because it prevents the immune system from working
properly. Lack of iron increases the death rates of
and lowers the IQ
is a lack of one or more of the
micronutrients required for plant or animal health. In humans and other
animals they include both vitamin deficiencies and mineral deficiencies,
whereas in plants the term refers to deficiencies of essential trace
is a state arising from
abnormality in absorption of
across the gastrointestinal (GI) tract
. Impairment can be
of single or multiple nutrients depending on the abnormality. This may
lead to malnutrition and a variety of anaemias. Malabsorption syndrome
occurs when something prevents the bowel from absorbing important
nutrients and fluids, including proteins, fats, and vitamins.
can be caused by conditions such as celiac disease,
Crohn’s disease, lactose intolerance, and intestinal damage. Risk factors
include a family history of malabsorption or cystic fibrosis, excessive
alcohol consumption, and travel to the Caribbean or Southeast Asia.
Cooking Effects on Food Nutrients
is breeding crops to increase their
is the idea of breeding crops
their nutritional value. This can be done either through conventional
selective breeding, or through genetic engineering. Biofortification
differs from ordinary fortification because it focuses on making plant
foods more nutritious as the plants are growing, rather than having
nutrients added to the foods when they are being processed. This is an
improvement on ordinary fortification when it comes to providing nutrients
for the rural poor, who rarely have access to commercially fortified
foods. As such, biofortification is seen as an upcoming strategy for
dealing with deficiencies of micronutrients in the developing world. In
the case of iron, WHO estimated that biofortification could help curing
the 2 billion people suffering from iron deficiency-induced anemia
is a global partnership that unites organizations
engaged in research for a food secure future. CGIAR research is
dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving
human health and nutrition, and ensuring sustainable management of natural
resources.When and How Much
Dietary Reference Intake
Vitamins and Herbs
is a chemical element required
as an essential nutrient by organisms, other than carbon, hydrogen,
nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur present in common organic molecules. The
remaining elements are classed as minerals in the four groups of essential
nutrients (the others are vitamins, essential fatty acids, and essential
is intended to
provide nutrients that may otherwise not be consumed in sufficient
quantities. Supplements as generally understood include vitamins,
minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, among other substances. U.S.
authorities define dietary supplements as foods, while elsewhere they may
be classified as drugs or other products.
is a chemical element
required as an essential nutrient by organisms, other than carbon,
hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur present in common organic molecules.
The remaining elements are classed as minerals in the four groups of
essential nutrients (the others are vitamins, essential fatty acids, and
essential amino acids).
Zinc eaten at levels found in biofortified crops reduces 'wear and tear'
Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache
that inhibits the
oxidation of other molecules.
is a chemical reaction that can
produce free radicals, leading to chain reactions that may damage cells.
Antioxidants such as thiols or ascorbic acid (vitamin C
) terminate these
chain reactions. The term "antioxidant" is mainly used for two different
groups of substances: industrial chemicals which are added to products to
prevent oxidation, and natural chemicals found in foods and body tissue
which are said to have beneficial health effects.
are atoms or groups of
with an odd (unpaired)
number of electrons
can be formed when oxygen
interacts with certain molecules. Once formed these highly reactive
radicals can start a
, like dominoes. Free radicals may be formed through natural
human physiological processes as well as from the environment. They may be
the result of diet, stress, smoking, alcohol, exercise, inflammation,
drugs or exposure to sunlight and air pollutants. While there are many
types of free radicals that can be formed, the most common in aerobic
(oxygen breathing) organisms are oxygen free radicals, often referred to
Reactive Oxygen Species
(ROS), which include superoxides, hydroxyl
anions, hydrogen peroxide and singlet oxygen.
is a radical compound of nitrogen and hydrogen with the formula NH2. A
member of the amino group
it may be regarded as an ammonia (NH3) molecule which has had one of its
hydrogen atoms removed. NH2 as a functional group is common in nature, as
it forms part of many compounds, e.g. the phenethylamines. The free
radical is present in solutions of ammonia because, like water, ammonia
undergoes molecular autoionisation to form its
and base conjugates.
are chemical compounds produced by plants, generally to help them thrive
or thwart competitors, predators, or pathogens.
refers to the ability of a
chemical compound to dissolve in fats, oils, lipids, and non-polar
is any substance that promotes
diuresis, that is, the increased production of urine.
Can combined exercise and nutritional intervention improve muscle mass and
Vitamins - Minerals
Everyone should be aware
of what Vitamins and Minerals are
needed for Optimum Health and Energy Level.
Your energy level
comes from multiple sources and knowing these sources and how
they react with one another is very crucial. The three major
sources are eating healthy, good sound sleep and exercising.
Other sources that can effect your energy levels are
environment, allergies, medication and chemical imbalances to
name a few.
The word "
" means ' vital to life' and it comes from the Latin
word vita (life) and the biochemical term amine
(nitrogen-containing) though not all vitamins contain nitrogen.
Vitamins are organic compounds that assist enzymes in converting
food into energy, support your immune system and provide
structures for your bones, skin and other tissues. With a few
exceptions the body cannot manufacture or synthesize vitamins.
They must be supplied in the diet or in dietary supplements. And
eating lots of foods does not necessarily mean that you will get
all your necessary vitamins and
. Also sometimes vitamins can increase your
, which can affect your appetite, but not everyone
has the same affect from vitamins. In order to fully optimize
your vitamin and mineral needs you need to have
blood and urine
for your bodies exact vitamin and mineral
usage. This is because everyone has different needs and also has
different reactions to certain vitamins and minerals. Some
people might need more of certain vitamins and minerals and some
might need less of certain vitamins and minerals. Some vitamins
and minerals might even be no good for you depending on your
body’s sensitivity or allergic reaction. So Doctors must
increase their training and knowledge about Nutrition
and also know how to do a complete
in order to analyze a persons correct nutritional
needs and also to see if there is any food allergies or adverse
effects from certain vitamins, minerals, herbs or drugs.
which vitamins that should be taken together
for maximum effect. Know which
should not be taken together
. Food Chemistry
Blood Type Diet
are distinct diets for each blood type that
is unsupported by scientific
is a body fluid in humans and other animals that
necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells
and transports metabolic waste products away from those same
Organic Molecules in Biochemistry, Vitamins and Cofactors
Vitamin Benefits Chart
Vitamin and Nutrition Lab Tests
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everyone will wear a device on their wrist that will measure
their hydration levels, vitamin levels, blood sugar levels,
oxygen levels, protein levels,
and so on. This way they will know
exactly what nutrition they need and when. And you will not
have to wear the device all the time because you will learn
from experience how much food and water you actually need each
Why Vitamins and Minerals Go Hand in Hand
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will ultimately prove that
Nutrition is a Science
. We will be able to determine what
are poison and prove what are the exact
amounts of the right foods that each individual person requires
for maximum health and energy.
I like only certain multi-vitamins that have a recommended
dosage, or serving size, for taking several tablets a day. Then
I only take one tablet a day even if they recommend 2 or more
tablets a day. This way I’m only taking a low dosage of high
quality vitamins. The vitamins will also last longer, which
lowers the cost too. Some vitamins actually make me breakout. So
I found these two Vitamins that work the best with no ill side
effects when you take less the the recommended dosage.
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Do Multi-Vitamins make you Hungry
Does taking Vitamin Supplements increase Appetite
does for me, but why?
Here is one guess: Vitamin deficiencies that may cause loss of
appetite. The following vitamin deficiencies may cause loss of
appetite, along with numerous other symptoms.
Vitamin B12 - Vitamin A - Vitamin B1
(thiamine) - Vitamin B6 - Biotin (rare
and most commonly seen in infants).
When taking Vitamin Supplements
you need to know the quality of the product. You need to know
the amount of each vitamin and mineral that you need. You need
to know the best time to take them.
You need to know when not to
combine them with other vitamins, minerals, foods or
. You need to understand absorption rate and the
difference between fat-soluble and water-soluble nutrients. You
need to know when to take a break from vitamins and for how
You need to pay close attention to how you feel everyday,
because if something that you're eating is giving you problems, you have
to know when to stop eating that particular food, or stop taking that
particular medicine or supplement. Do you notice any changes that may be
an indicator that something is wrong physically or mentally? But knowing
what exactly is making you feel discomfort is not that easy. You can stop
one thing at a time if you can, but you may have to stop several things at
once, which makes it harder to figure out the culprit, but it's not
of life-supporting metals with illustrative biological functions.*
nerve function, osmotic pressure balance, and charge stability of cell
: nerve function, osmotic pressure balance, and charge
stability of cell
: plant photosynthesis, structure stabilizer
skeletal structure forming (teeth, bones), control signal trigger
catalyst for oxygen reactions, possibly involved in oxygen transport
possibly involved in insulin function
: activator of certain enzymes, plant photosynthesis Iron:
oxygen transport and storage, electron transport catalyst
cell division, a constituent of vitamin B12
hydrogen activation, catalytic protection from toxic superoxide
respiratory chain electron transport catalyst, catalytic protection from
super acid catalyst, enzyme activator, blood pH control
: nitrogen fixation in plants, oxygen atom transfer catalyst
oxygen atom transfer catalyst.