A vitamin deficiency will result in bad health
“Vitamins are essential, because without them people will suffer ill health or even death. Since vitamins are defined as being indispensable, they are all, in a sense, equally important”
Source – Vitamin C : The Real Story, S Hickey, Ph.d , A.W. Saul, Ph.d, Basic
Take a journey to good health and high energy by ensuring your nutrition includes essential vitamins. Natural healing that works.
Which essential vitamins do you need for good health?
How much should I take?
Essential Vitamins For Good Health
The key vitamins to take to maintain good health are :
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin B complex
How much should I take?
- Vitamin C. If you are well take a maintenance dose to support your immune system and fight off viral and bacterial invaders. The secret is to maintain a serum level of vitamin C, a level in your blood, for your body to use as required. Take three 1000 mg tablets. One in the morning, one at midday and one in the evening. Your body cannot store vitamin C and it needs to be topped up daily.
- Vitamin D is required daily. Take one 400 iu capsule daily.
- Vitamin E is required daily. Take one 400 iu capsule daily.
- Vitamin B complex is required daily. Take one capsule daily. Either B50 or B100.
Vitamin C its role in your health and nutrition- natural healing that works
Vitamin C is a very efficient anti-bacterial and antiviral vitamin and it has no toxic side effects. Unlike other mammals we cannot manufacture our own vitamin C; we must take it to remain healthy. Vitamin C quickly reduces the effects of colds and flu. The secret is to use large quantities when you have a cold or the flu. Take 1000mg every hour while the effects of the flu or cold are present.
If your body is short of vitamin C the effects on your health are major. Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing your teeth is one of the first signs. Smokers are usually very deficient and need constant supplementation to restore their levels of vitamin C. Gum and teeth problems also occur if your body is low on B vitamins. Take b complex for teeth and gum health.
Your immune system needs vitamin C to function effectively and combat invading bacteria and viruses. Your body needs it to renew your organs and cells; to grow cells to replace old ones.
Vitamin C is essential to help your body heal from injuries and operations. It speeds up healing and helps prevent infections. If you know someone with painful skin ulcers that will not heal then tell them to take vitamin C and B complex orally . When ill or injured take one 1000mg vitamin C tablet 5 times per day until well again.
Cats and dogs make their own vitamin C however if they are injured or sick you could supplement their intake – via water bowls – dissolve half of a 500mg tablet in their water.
Vitamin D – the healthy bones and happiness vitamin
Unlike vitamin C your body can produce its own vitamin D.
The process requires sunlight on your skin for around 30 minutes per day. This vitamin is important to how you feel. At an adequate level you will have a good sense of well-being and feel generally feel good about things.
If you do not have enough you will feel tired, lethargic and even depressed. Life will be harder than it should be.
Most people do not get enough sunshine on their skin each day to manufacture enough vitamin D. This is even more of a problem in the winter.
People with dark pigmented skin need even more time in the sun to manufacture enough vitamin D. Their skin pigmentation effectively blocks the penetration of the sun to their skin.
It is necessary to take vitamin D daily to maintain a healthy level in your body. Most of us live inside all the time. In our homes, in our cars, at work, at school, on transport. When outside we cover up and or use sunblock to deflect sun rays from our skin.
Vitamin D is essential to maintain healthy bone mass, heal broken bones properly and reduce the effects of arthritis and osteoporosis. Go here for more details.
Vitamin E – great for your heart, arteries and veins
First you need to know that there are two forms of vitamin E.
A synthetic form – it is called DL- alpha-tocopherol. It is less expensive than the natural forms of vitamin E.
The natural form is more effective for maintaining your health. Go for the natural vitamin E referred to as natural mixed tocopherols – d-alpha-tocopherol – its been proven to be more effective.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant, its great for healing skin and it has a very good effect on your circulatory system – it has been found to help your body repair your heart, your arteries, view and capillaries. It’s great for people diagnosed with heart disease and other circulatory issues. It has no toxic side effects. You can take up to 800iu per day.
People who take it daily over a long period report that the colour of varicose veins lightens and then they begin to disappear.
It’s the best kept secret of the surgeons undertaking face lifts and other surgical procedures. It significantly prevents scarring after surgery so as to be almost invisible. The vitamin E is applied directly to the wound after it is sealed up by the surgeon along with dmso.
You can open a capsule of vitamin E and do this yourself to cuts once they seal over. It’s great for skin rashes and allergy related skin rashes including eczema.
It’s great for easing the discomfort of hemorrhoids. Apply it directly – open a vitamin E capsule to get it. Hemorrhoids are caused by being dehydrated. Drink a minimum of 6 to 8 glasses of water per day and your hemorrhoids will ease and then go away.
Take vitamin E. It’s great for your heart and skin.
Vitamin B complex – its great for your nervous system and cardiovascular system
Vitamin B complex consists of all the essential B vitamins. A deficiency of one of these B vitamins, or more will have a very negative effect on your health. These negatives include fatigue, dizziness, anemia, poor sleep cycle and more.
The B vitamins are water-soluble and thus you need to supplement with them to maintain adequate levels in your body. The one exception is vitamin B12. It’s stored in your muscles and tissues.
Some important applications of B complex vitamins are :
- Niacin – vitamin B3. Can restore good sleep patterns and has been found to be calming for children with behavioral problems. It has a positive effect on people who are depressed. It reduces bad cholesterols and increases the good ones. In combination with vitamin C it restores gum health and stops bleeding and gum recession.
- Vitamin B6 ameliorates PMS and when combined with selenium it greatly reduces the effect of endometriosis.
- B12 is a really important vitamin for everyone’s well being. Unlike the other B vitamins it is stored by your body. If your deficient in B12 your body will not be able to make sufficient red blood cells and you will suffer anemia – low red blood cells count – which results in fatigue and other complications. Some people are unable to absorb vitamin B12 via their digestive system. They will be severely fatigued and depressed. They might have been misdiagnosed as having chronic fatigue syndrome. The solution is vitamin B12 injections on a regular basis.
- Heavy drinkers should take vitamin B complex to mitigate the negative effects of alcohol on their body and nervous system.
Vitamins Are Safe
No one has ever died from an overdose of vitamins. This is data from US poison control center annual data. See :
Doctor Yourself, pp372-374, AW Saul, Ph.d, Basic Health Publications,2013
“Over a twenty eight year period, vitamin supplements have been alleged to have caused the deaths of a total of 11 people in the USA.
A new analysis of US Poison control center annual report data indicates that there have, in fact, been no deaths whatsoever from vitamins… none at all, in the 28 years since such reports have been available.”
If anyone claims that someone has died from the effects of taking vitamins it is a lie.
A Deficit of Essential Vitamins =Poor Health
A daily intake of the essential vitamins will keep you healthy and energetic. Its natural nutrition and healing that works.
The majority of vitamins are water soluble and are not stored by your body so this is one of the main reasons why daily vitamins are essential for good health.
Its a small daily cost for good health and a fatigue free life.
The other necessary thing for your good health is to drink a minimum of 6 to 8 glasses of water per day. Click on the link below to go to a post on the importance of good hydration for good health.
This is a personal blog to inform visitors to this site of the key building blocks for good health.
Wishing you all optimum health and well being.
Vitamin C : The Real Story . Steve Hickey Ph.d, Andrew Saul Ph.d. Basic Health Publications, 2008
Doctor Yourself – Natural Healing That Works, Andrew W. Saul, Ph.d, Basic Health Publications, 2012
The Orthomolecular Treatment Of Chronic Disease ,edited by A W Saul, Basic Health Publications, 2014
The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine., various articles concerning vitamins and nutrition
Niacin The Real Story, A.Hoffer M.D. Ph.D, A.W.Saul Ph.D, H.D. Foster Ph.d, Basic Health, 2012
Orthomolecular Medicine For Everyone, A Hoffer,M.D.,PhD, A. W. Saul, PhD., Basic Health, 2008
The Vitamin Cure For Depression, B.H. Jonsson, M.D., PhD, A.W.Saul ,PhD, Basic Health, 2012