VITAMINS - 2 (B to VITAMIN U)
*BIOTIN: A Water Soluble Vitamin. Depression and Muscle Pain Killer. Used to cure Baldness in natural Hair products, as it may improve Dandruff, Dermatitis, Hair Loss and Seborrhoea. Essential for the Metabolism of Fats, Carbohydrates and Proteins, Metabolizes Folic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Protein and Vitamin B12, Eases Muscle pain, necessary for healthy Skin, aids in keeping Hair Colour. Stored in the Adrenal Glands, Brain, Kidneys and Liver and synthenisized by the Intestinal Bacteria with some absorbed in the Intestines and most excreted in the Urine. Anti - septic it has been used to treat Malaria.
Signs of Deficiency: Anemia, Anorexia, Appetite - Loss, Dandruff, Depression, Dermatitis, Drowsiness, Energy - lack of, Eczema, Fatigue - Extreme, Hair Loss, Hallucinations, Heart - Abnormalities, Lung - Infections, Mental - Confusion, Muscular pain, Nausea, Nervousness. Pallor - Poor. Seborrhea, Skin - Disorders - Dry Scaly,
Food Sources: Almonds, Banana, Brewer's Yeast, Brown Rice, Crab, Eggs, Egg Yolk, Fruits, Kidney, Liver Beef, Liver - Lamb, Lobster, Milk non fat dry, Milk Whole dry, Nuts, Peanuts, Pork - Bacon, Raisins, Rice Brown, Sardines, Soya Beans, Walnuts.
*BIOFLAVONOID: Sometimes incorrectly called Vitamin P, compliments Vitamin C as Hesperidin and Rutin, as many Bioflavonoids assist to strengthen the Capillary Walls and Veins to treat unattractive surface Capillaries and other related Varicose Conditions. Inflamed and Painful Gums that Bleed easily can be improved with a Citrus - rich diet as the Flavanoids found in Lemon and Orange pith assist to strengthen the tiny Capillaries while others are Capsicums, Grapefruit, Limes and Rosehips.
Signs of Deficiency: Dermatitis, Fatigue, Muscular Weakness.
*CHOLINE: Another member of the Vitamin B Group and a biochemical precursor of Acetylcholine, a transmitter of Nerve Impulses within the Body. Assists to control Cholesterol level, assist to prevent Gallstones. assists for Lecithin, necessary for function of the Kidneys and Liver, aids Memory, assists Nerve Impulses, It is also involved in the correct Metabolism of Fats and reduces excessive deposits of Fat and Cholesterol within the Circulatory System. It is especially beneficial to Mental and Nervous System health with a Poor Memory being improved and may even assist with Alzheimer's and Heart palpitations.
Signs of Deficiency: Hardening of the Arteries, Dizziness, Fatigue, Forgetfullness, Headaches, Hypo - Glycaemia, Fatty degeneration of the Liver, Muscle Weakness, Stomach Ulcers (bleeding) Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears.) Tremor.
Food Sources: The highest amount of Choline is present in Lecithin usually obtained from Brains, Brewer's Yeast, Egg Yolk, Fruits, Liver, Organ Meats, Nuts, Peas, Soybeans. Green Leafy Vegetables, Wheat Germ.
*B9. FOLIC ACID: (FOLACIN): Pteroylglutamic Acid Folate. Water Soluble. Growth of all Body Cells. Essential for formation of Red Blood Cells, aids in Protein Metabolism, and a Co - Enzyme needed for formation of Nucleic Acid / RNA / DNA, Functions as a Co - Enzyme together with Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C to utilize and breakdown Proteins acting as a Carbon carrier to form Heme the Protein that contains Iron found in Hemoglobin for the foarmation of Red Blood Cells and the formation of Nucleic Acid essential for Growth and Reproduction of all Body Cells and Healing. Important for Brain Extracellular Fluids. Absorbed in the Gastro - Intestinal Tract for transport and diffusion and then stored primarily in the LIver.
N.B: Excessive intake of Folic Acid can create a Vitamin B12 Deficiency.
Signs of Deficiency: Abortion - Spontaneous, Anemia, Anaemia - Nutritional Megaloblastic of Pregnancy, Circulation - Impaired, Fatigue, Growth Impaired and Impaired Cell division, Hair / Greying / Loss due to a lack of anti - bodies, Infant - High Deaths, Labour - Difficult, Libido - Loss in Males, Mental - Depression, Radiation / Injuries / Burns, Reproductive Disorders, Sclerosis, Skin - Disorders, Skin - Greyish Brown Pigmerntation, Tongue / Inflammation (Any Disease such as Sprue (a tropical nutritional deficienct disease with Anemia and Acute Diarrhoea), Celiac Disease or illness accompanied by Vomiting or Diarrhoea that intereferes with absorption of food can result in a deficiency. Oral Contraceptives interefere with the absorption of Folic Acid.
Food Sources: Apricots, Avocado, Beans, Brewer's Yeast. Cantaloupe, Carrots, Cheese - Blue, Cheese - Brie, Cheese - Camembert, Cheese - Cheddar, Cheese - Cottage dry, Egg, Egg Yolk, Liver, Liver - Chicken, Liver - Turkey, MIlk non fat dry, Milk - Whole dry, Orange, Ineapple, Pumpkin, Rye Flour dark, Strawberries, Vegetables - deep green leafy, Whole Wheat,
*B12: (CABALAMIN / Cyanocobalamin): A Water Soluble Vitamin for Mental Energy. Prevents Perriclouse Anemia, it regenerates Red Blood Cells, Contains Cobalt for Longevity and is the only Vitamin that contains essential Mineral elements, Aids Folic Acid in the synthesis of Choline, Utilizes Fats, Carbohydrates and Proteins, Increases Energy, Promotes Growth and Appetite, Assists Iron function.
A crystalline Compound required for a number of Micro - Organisms grown in Bacteria or Moulds. B12 needs to be combined with Calcium during absorption and the presence of Hydrochloric Acid also aids in the absorption along with a proper functioning Thyroid Gland.
Signs of Deficiency: Severe deficiency causes Anaemia / Nutritional / Pernicious, Appetite - Poor, Brain damage, Chronic Fatigue, Concentration - Difficult, Growth - Poor, Legs and Arms - Weakness, Memory - Poor, Mouth - Sore, Mental Energy Loss, Numbness / Stiffness,
Food Sources: Cheese Camembert, Cheese Blue, Cheese - Swiss, Crab, Eggs, Egg Yolk, Kidney, Lamb chops, Liver - Lamb, Liver - Beef, Liver - Turkey, Milk not fat dry, Milk Whole dry, Muscle Meats. Oysters, Salmon, Trout, (Animal Proteins are mainly the only source in which it occurs naturally in any great amount.
*B13: (OROTIC ACID): Aids in treating Multiple Sclerosis, may also prevent Liver Conditions and premature Ageing.
Signs of Deficiency: Premature Ageing. Liver Conditions,
Food Sources: Root Vegetables, Whey.
*B15 (PANGAMIC): Relieves symptoms of Angina, extends Cell life span, lowers Cholesterol levels, aids in Circulation, protects against Pollutants, aids in Protein synthesis,
Signs of Deficiency: Heart Disease, Oxygenation of Living Cells, Glandular and Nervous disorders.
Food Sources: Brewer's Yeast, whole grains. Pumpkin Seeds, Whole Brown Rice, Sesame Seeds.
*B17 (LAETRILE): Forms healthy Cells.
Signs of Deficiency: may lead to diminishing resistance to Cancer. Food Sources: Apples, Apricots, Cherries. Plums, Nectarines.
*INSITOL: Assists the Body to produce Lecithin Cells. Nourishes Brain Cells, assists to lower Cholesterol level, promotes healthy Hair,
Signs of Deficiency: unhealthy Brain Cells, Constipation, High Cholesterol, Eczema, Hair Loss.
Food Sources: Beef, Beans, Brains, Brewer's Yeast, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Grapefruit, Heart, Lecithin, Lima, Liver, Blackstrap Molasses, Peanuts, Raisins, Wheat Germ.
*PABA: (PARA AMINOBENZOPIC ACID): Stimulates Intestinal Bacteria, assists to form Blood Cells, assists to form Folic Acid, utilizes Protein, keeps the Skin healthy and young, Sun screening properties.
Signs of Deficienc: Eczema, grey Hair, thinning Hair.
Food Sources: Bran, Brown Rice, Whole Grains, Kidney, Liver, Molasses, Rice, Wheat Germ.
VITAMIN C: (ASCORBIC ACID / CALCUIUM ASCORBATE / SODIUM ASCORBATE.) Stenghthens Connective Tissues.
Vitamin C: A WATER soluble Anti - Scorbutic Vitamin essential for varied Metabolic Functions including the synthesesis of Collagen required for Healthy Bones, Skin, Tendons and other supportive Tissues and to heal Wounds. Reaches a maximum in the Blood within 2 to 3 hours after being ingested, and then decreases as it is eliminated through the Urine and Persperation.
Vitamin C: 30 milligrams are stored in the Adrenal Glands, 200 Milligrams in the Extra - Cellular Fluids, with the rest distributed in various concentrations throughout the Cells of the Body.
N.B: It is destroyed by overcooking and freezing, when cut Fruits and Vegetables are exposed to air, and requires Bioflavonoid to be utilized by the Body also Drinking excessive water also depletes it and cooking in copper utensils destroys its content in the food.
N.B: Overdosing in some people may have side effects such as a light burning sensation during Urination, loose Bowels, Intestinal Gas and or Skin Rashes.
Vitamin C in the Body is depleted by Air Pollution, Alcohol, anti - Biotics, Aspirin, long periods of administration of Antibodies or Cortisone, anti - Coagulant drugs, anti - Depressants, Diuretics, a High Fever or Infection, Smoking, Stress - high, Industrial Toxins,
As an Anti - Oxidant - 40mg - augments the health of Blood Vessels, Bone, Cartilage, Skin, Teeth and Tendons and the formation of Collagen that supports the Body's structure resulting in a taught, smooth Skin as a predominant Protein of the Connective Tissues. Holds Body Cells together, aids prevention of Infection, assists to decrease Blood Cholesterol, aids healing process, reduces Allergies, reduces common Cold Symptoms, and is especially vital for formation of Bones and Collagen. Protects against the Toxic effects of Cadmium, Gastro - Intestinal Disorders and some snakebites.
Signs of Deficiency: Aging - premature, Allergies, Anemia, Bruise easily, Capiliary - weakness, Collagen - deterioration, Drugs - resistance lowered, Environmental Poisons - resistance lowered, Inflammation, Infections - resistance lowered, Pyorrhea (Soft Gums), Scurvy - prolonged deficiency, Skin Hemorrhages, Sores / Wounds - slow healing, Stress, Thyroid - insufficiency, Tooth - decay.
Food Sources: Acerola Berries, Cabbage, Capsicum, fresh Citrus, Currants - Black, Fruits, Guava, Kiwi Fruit, Liver - Beef, Liver - Lamb, Lychee, Melon, Oranges, Parsley, Pawpaw, Peppers - Green, Peppers - Red, Potatoes, Rose Hips, Seeds - sproutin, Spinach, Sprouting Seeds, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Turnip - Greens, Vegetables.
*VITAMIN D: Thyroid Glands Strengthener.
Vitamin D is a FAT Soluble Vitamin that can be acquired by Ingestion along with the Fats through the Intestine Walls aided by the Bile / or by exposure to the Sun's Ultra - Violet Rays that activates a form of Dehydro - Cholesterol present in the Skin where it is formed and absorbed into the Circulatory System. The more Pigmentation there is in the Skin the less amount of Vitamin D is produced in the Body by Irradiation. After absorption by eiither means Vitamin D is transported to the Liver for storage with other deposits in the Bones, Brain, Skin and Spleen. Large reserves of Vitamin D can be stored in the Body.
N.B: Large doses of Vitamin D can cause Abnormal Deposits of Calcium in the Muscles and Circulatory System and damage to the Kidneys.
N.B: Vitamin D is destroyed by overcooking food, Antacids and Cortisone. Mineral Oil Laxatives can destroy the Vitamin D in the Intestinal Tract.
Vitamin D must have Calcium present in the Body also, as it utilizes Calcium and Phosphorus and other Minerals from the Digestive Tract, assists to prevent Colds, and aids in assimilating Vitamin A. Assists with Blood Clotting, Heart action, normal Kidney function and the Nervous System, prevents Tooth decay and controls Muscular action. Essential for Tooth formation and Bone growth, combats Acne and it is necessary for proper Glandular function.
Pro Vitams D are found in Animal and Plant tissue. Vitamin D2 / Calciferol / Synthetic. Vitamin D3 occurs in Fish - Liver Oil.
Signs of Deficiency: Aging - Premature, Bone - Deformities, Growth - Retarded, Mineral Deficiency, Muscular Weakness, Osteomalacia, Osteoporosis, Pyorrhea, Rickets, Tooth Decay. Vigour - Lacking,
Food Source: Avocados, Cod Liver Oil, Dairy Products, Egg Yolks, Whole Milk, Sardines and Tuna.
*VITAMIN E: (TOCOPHEROL / Pherol - 7 forms) - Alpha, Beta, Delta, Epsilon, Eta, Gamma, Zeta. An Anti - Oxidant:
A Fat Soluble compound that is absorbed in the presence of Bile Salts and Fat that Oxygenates the Tissues and acts as an effective Purifier, dilating Blood Vessels and improving Circulation even in the smallest Capillaries, Prevents Scar Tissue of Burns and Sores, Anti - Thrombin and Anti - Coagulant / Blood Clots, Anti - Oxidant as it opposes Oxidation of substances in the Body preventing Saturated Fatty Acids and Vitamin A from breaking down and combining with other substances that may be harmfull to the Body as Fat Oxidization creates Free Radicals that are highly destructive Molecules that can cause damage to the Body such as Blood Clots, Cancer and DNA damage. Protects the Lungs and other Body Tissues from Polluted Air,
N.B: Oxidizing agents in processed foods, rancid Fats and Oils, Inorganic Iron supplements, the Pill and Mineral Oil Laxatives, X - Rays and excessive Sugar intake damage Vitamin E in the Body.
From within the Intestines it is absorbed into the Lymph and transported into the Bloodstream to the Liver where high concentrations are stored. It is also stored in the Adrenal Glands, Blood, Fatty Tissues, Heart Muscles, Pituitary Glands,Testes and the Uterus. As an OIntment it can be absorbed through the Skin and Mucous Membranes. Assists with the formation and function of Red Blood Cells, Muscles and other Tissues keeping Fats from becoming rancid when exposed to air. Required for Fertility and normal production, aids in utilization of Vitamin A, assists to prevent Heart and Blood Conditions. Protects against Air Pollutants and other Free Radicals and assists to prevent Lung Disease by maintaining the health of Cell Membranes and the Circulatory and Reproductive Organs. Creates vibrant and lustrous Hair and normalizes Oestrogen levels. Aids the transport of fresh Oxygen to the Tissues to freshen tired Skin replacing moisture lost and arrests the Ageing process warding off Liver spots and assisting with Varicose Veins. It checks lines under the Eyes and on the Lips and will diminish topical Skin scarring, assists with Stress and with Menstrual and Premenstrual tension, improves Circulation and heals Bed Sores, Burns, Scars and Skin Ulcers. May be added to any Face or Hair product to obtain benefit, or 1 Tablespoon of Wheat Germ Oil can be added to a Shampoo or applied directly, or it can be combined with liquid Vitamin E. Or 1-2 Capsules of Vitamin E can be rubbed directly into the roots of the Hair and comb it through to the ends and leave in to suite.
N.B: Vitamin E in large doses may raise Blood Pressure if you are not accustomed to it, although excessive amounts are excreted in the Urine and should disperse within 3 days. Inorganic Iron and Vitamin E administered together diminishes the absorption of both. Best to take Vitamin E before meals or at bedtime as one dose, and Iron 8 - 12 hours later as one dose after this, to absorb properly. Chlorine in drinking water, Ferric Acid Chloride, Rancid Oil or Fat and Inorganic Iron Compounds destroy Vitamin E in the Body while MIneral Oil used as a laxative dissolves it but depletes it. Vegetable Oils dissolve Alpha Tocopherol and release it in the Body. Poor absorption can impair Red Blood Cells.
N.B:Large amounts of Polyunsaturated Fats or OIls increase Oxidation of Vitamin E.
Signs of Deficiency: Abortion, Acne, Ageing - Premature, Anaemia, Angina Peectoris, Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer, Dandruff, Emphysema, Heart Disease / Degeneration, Hypoglycemia, Legs / Restless, Miscarriage, Muscle Degeneration, Phlebitis, Pulmonary Embolism, Red Blood Cells / Fragility, Stroke, Reproductive Disorders, Ulcers / Leg, Varicose / Veins.
Food Sources: Almonds, Asparagus, Brazil Nuts, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cucumber, Eggs, Whole Grains, Hazelnuts, Lettuce, Liver - Beef, Millet, Mango, Molasses, Nuts, Peanuts, Peas Green, Rice Brown, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Brown Rice, cold pressed Vegetable Oils, Wheat Germ Oil (rich source) and Yeast. Mainly found in certain Plant Oils. Alpha - best with the highest concentration in cold pressed Vegetable Oils, Walnuts, Wheat Whole,
Assists to regulate Blood Clotting, gives some protection against harmful X - Rays, aids in Weight loss, Unsaturated Fats (Liquid Vegetable Oils) assists to burn Saturated Fats (solids),
Signs of Deficiency: Acne, Brittle Hair and Varicose Veins.
Food Sources: Cod Liver Oil, Sunflower Seeds, Unsaturated Fats (Vegetable Oils) Wheat Germ,
*VITAMIN K: (MENADIONE):
Promotes proper Blood Clotting, assists to prevent Internal Bleeding, assists Liver function. Deficiency Signs: Sprue, Sore, red Tongue, Anaemia, Celiac Disease, Nose Bleeds.
Food Sources: Alfalfa, Kelp, Soybean, Soybean Oil, Leafy green Vegetables, Yoghurt,
See under Bioflavonoid. Increases Capillary strength, works with Vitamin C.
Signs of Deficiency: Bruises, Infections.
Food Sources: Buckwheat, Yellow substance of Citrus Fruits, Cod Liver Oil, Egg Yolk, Lemons, Molasses, Rose Hips.
Assists Blood Coagulation and the formation of Platelets.
Signs of Deficiency: Anaemia and Haemophilia can result.
Food Sources:Egg Yolks. Sesame Seeds.
Assists with Ulcer healing.
Signs of Deficiency: Ulcers may occur. Food Sources: Raw Cabbage, Sauerkraut.
Home Page Health