Vitamin A & Lycopene
Vitamin A facilitates conversion of light that hits the eyes into electrical signals sent to the brain, making it essential for preserving eyesight. In addition to preventing night-blindness, Vitamin A and Lycopene help slow down age-related macular degeneration of the eyesight.
Vitamin A also plays an important role in the growth and development of your cells. High dose of Vitamin A and Lycopene have been associated with reducing risk of cancer. Consuming lycopene has been linked to a 50% lower risk of lung and prostate cancer. Vitamin A is also an immuno-booster as it assists in the production and function of white blood cells while Lycopene supports heart health decreasing LDL cholesterol levels, keeping you healthy. When it comes to skin, Vitamin A helps prevent acne formation on the face and Lycopene helps protect against sun damage caused by UV-rays. Vitamin A is also known to support bone growth along with D3 and Calcium. Vitamin A deficiency can cause infertility in men and women. For pregnant women, Vitamin A is involved in the growth and development of the child in the womb from its bones to its heart. (Disclaimer: Should be taken under serious advisement from your consulting doctor when pregnant)
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps boost immunity and fight several ailments of illnesses like high blood pressure, heart disease risk factors and gout (a type of arthritis) attacks by reducing blood uric acid levels. Vitamin C also facilitates iron absorption by 67% reducing risk of anemia for those prone to it. Vitamin C has been shown to have a protective effect on thinking and memory with age, it may help prevent dementia in the older population. Vitamin C being a potent antioxidant helps radicalize free antioxidants and aids in your skin’s natural regeneration process that help treat UV damage and Air pollution. Vitamin C also helps with skin discoloration like dark spots and hyperpigmentation giving you a beautiful glow from the inside out!
Vitamin D3; the sunshine vitamin is produced in our skin as a response to sunlight but due to lifestyle changes the percentage has declined over years leading to deficiencies. Feeling tired or exhausted or severe weakness are symptoms of fatigue caused due to deficiency of vitamin D3 in the body. Vitamin D3 is responsible for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the body along with facilitating immune system functioning. Vitamin D3 deficiencies can lead to bone abnormalities, osteomalacia or osteoporosis. Vitamin D3 is an essential vitamin for both, bone and teeth growth. Vitamin D3 is not only beneficial to our physical health but also plays a role in improving anxiety and depression that fall under mental health conditions. It’s also a great vitamin to aid weight loss for those on the journey to lose a few kg’s. Overall, Vitamin D3 is an essential vitamin needed by the human body to function normally.
Similar to the rusting of iron, a process of oxidation takes place in our bodies when cells are exposed to free radicals. Vitamin E being a strong antioxidant reduces free radical damage and slows down the aging process of our cells. Vitamin E helps in protection with respect to higher environmental stresses like air pollution and UV damage. Vitamin E also prevents hair loss and gives a great silky luster to the hair! Vitamin E is associated with delaying the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and improving liver function for patients with fatty liver disease. (or useful for liver regeneration?)
Vitamin K activates proteins and calcium essential to blood clotting. Blood clotting is an essential mechanism of the body without which, one might bleed to death from a minor injury.
Vitamin K also assists bone growth and development, preventing hip fractures. Vitamin K activates a protein that helps prevent calcium from depositing in your arteries playing a major role in preventing heart diseases. Vitamin K is great for heart health!
Vitamin B complex
|THIAMIN (vitamin B1)||Helps convert food into energy. Essential for healthy skin, hair, muscles, and brain and is critical for nerve function.|
|RIBOFLAVIN(vitamin B2)||Helps in energy production from food. Useful for healthy skin, hair, blood, and brain|
|NIACIN (vitamin B3, nicotinic acid)||Essential for healthy skin, blood cells, brain, and nervous system|
|PANTOTHENIC ACID (vitamin B5)||Helps in making of lipids (fats), neurotransmitters, steroid hormones, and hemoglobin|
|PYRIDOXINE (vitamin B6,||Lowers homocysteine levels and reduces the risk of heart disease. Helps convert tryptophan to niacin and serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in sleep, appetite, and moods. Therefore, helps lowering symptoms of depression. Helps in RBC production and also Influences cognitive abilities and immune function.|
|FOLIC ACID(vitamin B9,||Vital for new cell creationHelps prevent brain and spine birth defects when taken early in pregnancy. Lowers levels of homocysteine reducing heart disease risk. Also reduces risk for colon, gut, lung and pancreatic cancer. Decreases breast cancer risk among women who consume alcohol.|
|COBALAMIN (vitamin B12)||Lowers homocysteine levels, assists in making new cells and breaking down some fatty acids and amino acids improving the heart health. Protects nerve cells and encourages their normal growth. Vitamin B12 plays a vital role in producing red blood cells thus preventing anemia. Vitamin B12 has been linked with providing higher energy levels and elevated moods, lowering depression.|
Over 99% of calcium in your body is stored in your bone and teeth. It is essential in maintaining strong bone health, release of insulin hormone maintaining healthy blood pressure in the body and regulation of contraction and dilation of blood vessels. When it comes to strengthening of the bones, calcium plays a vital rolein maintaining bones and slow down bone density loss, which is a natural part of the aging process. Calcium, along with vitamin D, may have benefits beyond bone health: perhaps protecting against cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Phosphorus plays a role in formation of both, DNA and RNA and is an essential mineral to maintain bone health and convert food to energy in our bodies. Part of phospholipids, which carry lipids in blood and help shuttle nutrients into and out of cells. It also helps filter out wastes from the kidney and maintain a healthy heart rhythm.
Magnesium plays a role in over 300 enzyme reactions in the human body. It can help prevent or treat chronic diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and migraine. Along with calcium, magnesium too plays a vital role in bone health formation and maintenance.
Zinc is needed to active T-lymphocytes in the body which regulate immune responses, therefore zinc deficiency can severely impair the immune system. Zinc also has other more common uses like healing wounds and treating common colds. When taken with other antioxidants, zinc may delay the progression of age-related macular degeneration.
Manganese along with calcium, zinc and copper is essential for bone development and maintenance. Manganese is a part of the antioxidant system SOD which is the most important antioxidant in the body which helps combat free radical damage and reduce inflammation in the body. Manganese is a vasodilator which enlarges veins to efficiently carry blood to tissues like the brain which lowers stroke risks and improve brain function.
Chromium significantly lowers blood sugar levels helping with type 2 diabetes. Chromium aids the action of insulin which is essential in the metabolism process assisting weight loss. It also enhances performance and increases energy levels.
Molybdenum acts as a catalyst for enzymes and to help the breakdown of certain amino acids in the human body. Metabolism is responsible for energy formation and molybdenum is responsible for healthy metabolism. It also increases the antioxidant capacity of the blood.
Copper is one of the most vital minerals needed by the body. It is responsible for several mechanisms in the body including production of red blood cells preventing anemia, activation of the immune system and regulation of heart rate and blood pressure. It is also responsible for the absorption of iron in the body and may be useful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. It is needed for chemical reactions in the body and for making amino acids, collagen, neurotransmitters, and hormones.
Biotin also known as Vitamin B7 is responsible for a healthy skin, liver and nervous system. It is also crucial during pregnancy for embryonic growth. It plays a major role in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. Biotin helps repair brittle nails, making them stronger. Also helps with hair growth, making them healthier, stronger and shinier.
Iron too comes under the most vital minerals needed by the body. The chief function of iron is to form hemoglobin whose main purpose is to transfer oxygen in the blood. Iron deficiency can lead to anemia, fatigue and weakness. It promotes athletic performance and increased energy levels by boosting muscle strength. Iron also helps improve concentration and attention levels.
Beneficial for those suffering from insomnia as it helps restore sleep