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Discovered back in 1880 by the Russian scientist N.I. Lunin, vitamins still have not lost their relevance for human health. These “amines of life” contained in food are also vital for the normal functioning of the human body, like water, proteins, fats, carbohydrates and trace elements. And although vitamins themselves do not supply a person with energy and nutrients, but without their “control” it simply becomes impossible for the normal functioning of the body as a whole.

Vitamins are called letters of the Latin alphabet. In total, more than 20 vitamins are now known, but some of them are either not formed at all in the body, or are formed in insufficient quantities.

Scientists from the Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences calculated that even in the most balanced diet of a modern person, vitamin deficiency is 20-30%. In recent years, there has been a pronounced insufficient intake of vitamins A, groups B, C, E in our country. Vitamin A deficiency was found in 40% of the surveyed, B vitamins in 30-40%, vitamin C in 70%. At the same time, scientists note that vitamin deficiency is found not only in the winter-spring period, but also in the summer-autumn period too!

Sources of essential vitamins:

Vitamin A is rich in: fish oil, butter, milk, yolk, beef liver, kidneys, caviar. Sources of provitamin A (carotene): carrots, tomatoes, red peppers, apricots.

The main sources of vitamin B1: brewer’s yeast, brown rice, rye bread, bran, beef liver, egg yolk, legumes, oatmeal, walnuts.

Vitamin B2 is rich in whey, meat, fish, liver, kidneys, egg white, yeast.

The main sources of the vitamin are fresh vegetables and fruits, especially rose hips, citrus fruits, black currants, sweet peppers, and kiwi.

Vitamin D will be given to us: milk, butter, eggs, liver and fish.

The main source of vitamin E are the green parts of plants (greens), vegetable oils, meat, eggs, milk.

_However, getting all the necessary vitamins at least for a day is not so easy._For example, in order for the body to get all the vitamin B9 due to it, it is necessary to eat a kilogram of wheat bread or 180 grams of parsley per day. The daily requirement of vitamin D is contained in 100 grams of butter. And lipoic acid – vitamin N – with a supply for 1 day can be obtained from 5 kilograms of cabbage, or two and a half kilos of brown rice. Just chewing on those foods that contain all the vitamins you need for one day will take about 24 hours.

How to replenish the supply of vitamins?

Nowadays, it has become possible to obtain all the vitamins that exist in nature through synthesis. Moreover, such vitamins are no different from natural ones. And their impact on the body is the same as the action of natural vitamins.

All multivitamin preparations are covered with a protective shell, which provides them with a long shelf life. Such a shell is made from natural resins, sugar syrup, gelatin, molasses and other edible ingredients. For the preparation of vitamins, all kinds of permitted food additives are also used that cannot harm our body.

Vitamins should be taken at least three times a day – they are not stored “in reserve” (except for vitamins A, D, E, K), and from the morning portion of vitamin preparations the body will take only the dose that is needed at a given time – that’s all excess will be excreted in the urine, and the need for vitamins will arise even in the afternoon and evening.You should not take chemical vitamins uncontrollably: an excess of a vitamin is just as bad as its deficiency.

But vitamins in capsules, tablets or potions are chemical preparations, so they are absorbed in our body much more slowly and worse than “live” vitamins contained in fresh vegetables and fruits.

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