Many of us have heard the phrase “be sure to take your vitamins.” But, why is taking vitamins so important? In the most simple terms, vitamins are essential nutrients that assist with important body functions.
The problem is, most of us are not getting the vitamins we need on a daily basis. There are several factors that play into this equation including our food system, the quality of vitamins we choose, and the fact that our bodies cannot organically produce many of the vitamins we need.
Here’s a not-so-fun fact, research shows that many Americans are deficient in the same vitamins. Crazy right? This indicates that it has never been more important to know which vitamins we need and how to get them. So which vitamins should you be focusing on? We are glad you asked! Let’s take a look at a few.
Vitamin K plays a very important role by helping with the formation of blood clots to prevent excessive bleeding in the case of injury. It is also theorized that Vitamin K plays a role in bone health.
In terms of its origin, Vitamin K is very unique. In fact, Menaquinone, a form of Vitamin K, is produced by the good bacteria in your gut microbiome. That’s just one of the many reasons to add a daily probiotic to your routine. Beyond that, you can also get this vitamin from foods like broccoli, spinach, soybeans, and iceberg lettuce.
Vitamin B12 is arguably one of the most crucial vitamins. It plays an important role in the formation of red blood cells, which are responsible for supplying your body tissues with oxygen from the lungs.
Fortunately, you can get Vitamin B12 from foods like beef, tuna, and salmon as well as eggs and other dairy products.
This vitamin is important to making us who we are. How? It is converted to folic acid, which helps in the formation of DNA and RNA molecules.
In addition to this very important job, Vitamin B9 also helps the body make use of other important nutrients, such as carbohydrates and fats, that the body then uses to produce energy for different activities.
Foods like beans, peanuts, liver, and seafood are known to have high levels of Vitamin B9.
Another important vitamin is Vitamin B6. This vitamin has something to offer to almost every system in the body. From helping regulate metabolism to playing a role in the formation of hemoglobin for red blood cells, it really does it all.
Vitamin B6 is present in a lot of common foods, including chickpeas, liver, fish, onions, leafy green vegetables, and most fruits. However, it is important to keep in mind that the levels of Vitamin B6 in these foods may not always be enough to meet the recommended daily requirements.
Vitamin E is widely celebrated as one of the best vitamins for healthy skin and hair. And it’s safe to say that it definitely lives up to those expectations. These benefits are largely due to Vitamin E’s antioxidant properties, which make it useful in several other body systems.
You can find vitamin E in foods like eggs, avocados, peanuts, and sunflower seeds.
Consider the Source of Your Vitamins
Knowing which vitamins you need is one thing, but knowing how to get them is another. For starters, a well-balanced diet is by far the best source of vitamins. However, even the most well-balanced diet can have gaps. So what should you do to fill those gaps? You have two options: a daily multivitamin or an all-natural superfood supplement. Let’s take a look at both.
- Multivitamin. While taking a daily multivitamin is convenient, it may not be as beneficial as you think. After all, many multivitamins on the market are full of artificial colors and filler ingredients. So if you aren’t careful about reading labels, your multivitamin may actually contain ingredients that do more harm than good. If you do choose this route, pay extra attention to the ingredients list to ensure you choose a vitamin that has all the good stuff, and none of the bad.
- Superfood Supplement. As an alternative to a daily multivitamin, you could consider a superfood supplement. With these, you get all the convenience of a daily vitamin without any of the fillers. Plus, since these supplements are made from food, they are only one step away from getting your vitamins directly from your diet. One thing to consider though is that not all superfood supplements are going to contain the same vitamins. So take the time to consider which vitamins you may be deficient in and look for a supplement that will fill those specific gaps.
Wild Microalgae: A One-Stop Shop For All This and More
Wild Microalgae (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae or AFA) is the true embodiment of what a superfood should be. This strain of blue-green algae has a rich nutritional profile. In fact, it has all 5 of the vitamins we just talked about! But that’s not all. Wild Microalgae is also packed with over 60 trace minerals, 20 amino acids, phenylethlamine (PEA), and phytopigments like phycocyanin and chlorophyll.
With so many important nutrients, adding Wild Microalgae to your daily routine can be a game-changer. Especially if you are looking to increase your vitamin intake. That is why all New Earth supplements contain this near-perfect superfood. And the best part? They all come with a 90-day money-back guarantee, so you can put any of them to the test risk-free!
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