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What is Vitamin B?
Vitamin B complex supplements contain all eight of the B vitamin compounds. If the supplement is of an individual B vitamin, it is then called its specific name, B1, B2, B3 etc.
The B vitamins consist of:
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Vitamin B7 (Biotin)
Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
There are a number of natural sources of vitamin B. Potatoes, bananas, liver, turkey, liver oil, tuna, brewer's yeast, and lentils are excellent sources of B vitamins. The B vitamins are water soluble and need to be replenished on a daily basis.
What Is Vitamin E Good For?
Vitamin E Deficiency : This is a rare condition that may occur in people with diminished fat absorption, malnutrition, very low fat diets, a genetic condition, low birth weight, or infants taking unfortified formulas. Vitamin E supplements work well for this condition.
Allergic Rhinitis : Some claim that Vitamin E can reduce the nasal symptoms of allergies, but current evidence is limited as best, and more study is needed.
Altitude Sickness : There may be some benefit with taking Vitamin E for people exposed to high altitudes because it may improve ventilation, although it may not reduce inflammation after exercising at high altitudes. More research is needed.
Anemia : Studies of using Vitamin E for anemia have produced mixed results at best. More research is needed.
Angina : Although is has been suggested to use Vitamin E for patients suffering from angina, the benefits to this are unclear. Further research is needed.
Antioxidant : Vitamin E does have antioxidant properties , but there has not been clear evidence that a supplement will provide this. Doctors recommend that your Vitamin E intake be from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains until further studies are done.
Atherosclerosis : This remains controversial. There has been some evidence that high intakes of Vitamin E can be associated with lower rates of heart disease, but the more recent Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation (HOPE) study did not support this hypothesis.
Bladder Cancer : There is some evidence that Vitamin E supplements can reduce mortality can reduce mortality in bladder cancer patients, but more study needs to be done before this can be confirmed.
Breast Cancer : Some have suggested that Vitamin E is helpful in the treatment and prevention of breast cancer, but the evidence is inconclusive at this time.
Breast Cancer Hot Flashes : Some studies showed a reduction of hot flashes, although the reduction was the same as with a placebo.
Cancer Treatment : There is no scientific evidence that Vitamin E is helpful in cancer patients, and it may actually be harmful. There is evidence that it can actually reduce the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiation treatment .
Cardiovascular Disease in Dialysis Patients : There is some evidence that the use of high-dose Vitamin E in dialysis patients can help prevent heart disease, although recent evidence has shown that this may lead to a slightly higher risk of death. Further research is needed.
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What is Vitamin K?
Vitamin K is involved in bone formation and repair, as well. It also assists in converting glucose to glycogen in the intestines, which is then stored in the liver. There is evidence, as well, that Vitamin K can slow the effects of osteoporosis.
Vitamin K also functions as an antioxidant, inactivating free radicals that could damage the fats that are the main constituents of the cell's membranes.
Spinach, Brussels sprouts, green beans, asparagus, broccoli, kale and mustard greens are great, natural food sources of vitamin K. Other sources include green peas and carrots.