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13 Essential Vitamins: Part 2

13 Essential Vitamins: Part 2

The 13 essential vitamins are nutrients that can benefit our bodies in many ways. However, you need to get them on a daily basis in order to live a healthy life. Make sure you check out our part one, The Essential Vitamins.

What Vitamins Do I Need?

The essential vitamins consist of 13 vitamins that our bodies cannot produce ourselves. That is why it is crucial for us to get them through the foods we eat. Dietary restrictions can sometimes make it hard to get these nutrients that we need. That is why some people choose to get these vitamins through supplementation.

Vitamin B9:

Vitamin B9, otherwise known as folate is used to make DNA and other genetic material. The body also needs the folate in order for proper cell division. There are many different ways to get folate into your body. Foods that provide folate are beef liver, certain vegetables, nuts, beans, and peas. Folate can be found in some supplements, but most contain a form of folate called folic acid.

Vitamin B12:

Vitamin B12 is one of the essential vitamins. There are two ways that vitamin B12 is used. These are helping make DNA and helping keep the nerve and blood cell healthy. B12 is common in many foods. Foods such as beef liver and clams are some of the best sources. Other sources are fish, poultry, and eggs. However plant foods, unless they are fortified, contain no vitamin B12. That is why it is important to supplement if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Vitamin C:

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid. It is a water-soluble nutrient that is found in certain foods. It acts as an antioxidant and helps protect the body from free radicals. Free radicals are defined as compounds formed when our bodies convert the foods we eat into energy. We are also exposed to free radicals from cigarette smoke, air pollution, and UV light. There are many foods that contain vitamin C. Citrus fruits contain the highest amounts and are the most common. However other fruits such as strawberries and cantaloupe also contain adequate amounts of vitamin C as well.

Vitamin D:

Vitamin D is needed to maintain strong bones. It does this by helping absorb calcium from food and supplements. It also is needed for muscles to move and the immune system needs vitamin D to fight off invading bacteria. Vitamin D can be obtained through foods such as:

  • Fatty Fish
  • Cheese
  • Beef Liver

You can also get vitamin D from sunlight when your skin is directly exposed to it. You can get enough vitamin D from the sun but it is important to limit it as well.

Vitamin E:

Vitamin E is one of the fat-soluble vitamins that is found in many foods. It acts as an antioxidant in the body and helps protect from free radicals. Vitamin E is also used as an immune booster and helps fight off invading bacteria. It is found naturally in many foods and is sometimes added to fortified foods. Foods like nuts and green vegetables contain good amounts of vitamin E and some companies add the vitamin to breakfast cereals.

Vitamin K:

Vitamin K is a nutrient that is needed to stay healthy. It is important to get because it helps the blood clot properly. It also helps maintain healthy bones and other functions in the body. The K vitamin is found in a variety of foods such as leafy greens, vegetable oils, certain fruits, and meats.

Getting Started With Matsun Nutrition

Getting a start on your own liquid supplement with the 13 essential vitamins through Matsun Nutrition is easy. The first thing to do is pick one of our wide variety of stock formulas. Another option you have is to work with our team to create a whole new formula that meets all of your needs. In addition to all of that, we also do all of the testings on your new formula. At Matsun Nutrition we also have low-minimums and an in-house designer to help work on your label. That way we can get your finished product out to you and in your stores in a matter of a few weeks.

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If you want to get your start on your own supplement line with the 13 essential vitamins with Matsun Nutrition as your manufacturer, please fill out a contact form or call us today at 888-866-5755.