Vitamin Complexes. How To Choose What Will Help?
To maintain the strength of the body, a person needs vitamins, minerals and other vital resources. Useful elements come through food, but, unfortunately, it is most often not possible to completely compensate for the deficiency of vitamins only with the help of food. Hypovitaminosis can be avoided by taking vitamin complexes. However, before you start taking vitamins, be sure to consult your doctor. He will be able to determine which vitamins are lacking in the body and prescribe the appropriate drugs.
What is the danger of uncontrolled intake of vitamins and minerals?
It can be harmful to health. When taking vitamins, one should take into account their interaction with each other. For example, vitamin C in high amounts can lead to copper deficiency. In addition, not all elements of group B are ideally combined with vitamin C. In addition, selenium is essential for better absorption of vitamin C. But it is better to combine calcium intake with vitamin D, but exclude iron. Magnesium and calcium must be taken in a certain ratio: with a lack of magnesium, calcium is actively excreted from the body. There are many examples of such interactions, and manufacturers of vitamin complexes must take this into account.
Hypervitaminosis (disturbance resulting from intoxication due to high doses of vitamins) is just as dangerous as hypovitaminosis (deficiency of vitamins and minerals). It is much more important when choosing to take into account the indications for taking a particular drug, as well as the composition, balance and recommended dosages.
Vitamins are divided into two main groups: water-soluble and fat-soluble. Water-soluble elements are vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, B12, PP, C, H and folic acid. They do not accumulate in our body and can be taken with food all the time. And fat-soluble vitamins, such as: A, D, E, F, K - accumulate in the body, so their intake should be strictly dosed.
If you buy several different preparations containing vitamins, then be sure to calculate the amount of vitamins A, D and E according to the instructions of the drug so that there is no overdose (how many vitamins you need to get per day and the permissible upper limit for vitamins A, D and E). Check labels to make sure the foods you choose are not fortified with the same substances you already take. And, of course, it is best to consult a doctor or nutritionist before starting anything.
Should you take biologically active supplements?
Today, 13 vitamins are known, each of which has a certain spectrum of action. But there are also vitamin-like substances, similar in action to vitamins, which are no less important. These include, for example, L-Carnitine - well known to athletes, which is necessary for muscle tissue, Coenzyme Q - is important for the heart, Inositol - is involved in the functioning of the nervous system, improves fertility, has a beneficial effect on the condition of hair, skin, and also a number of other substances. But in addition to vitamins and vitamin-like substances, the body also needs microelements: calcium, zinc, magnesium, etc. This is where biologically active supplements come to the rescue.
How to choose vitamins, what to focus on when choosing vitamin complexes?
In this matter, you need to consult a doctor. To correctly choose a complex that is ideal for you, it is important to keep in mind three important conditions:
- Study very carefully the composition of the drug and the instructions attached to it.
- It is important that all ingredients are natural like in caruso products.
- Approach the choice of the complex with full responsibility.
- Choose the widest range of vitamins and minerals.
If you want to purchase a multivitamin complex, then always pay attention to the brand of the drug, to the quality certificates of the product. Preparations that have the international GMP quality standard are considered very high quality. Many brands are quite strongly promoted and they can practically not differ from inexpensive analogues. But inexpensive drugs have some disadvantages. The composition of vitamins in them may be poorer and, compared with imported complexes, inexpensive vitamins may contain artificial additives or synthetic dyes.
To choose the right vitamins, you also need to decide what you need vitamins for. Each complex contains exactly those substances that are necessary in a given situation. Pay attention to contraindications and expiration dates. Take vitamins in a strict dosage, because what is useful in large quantities can be harmful. If the reception is planned for a pregnant woman, then in no case should you take vitamins on your own. It is necessary to consult with your doctor, who will select the most suitable drugs and choose the right course of application. Remember that your health is in your hands.