Vitamins can be a tricky category to wrap one’s head around. “Is it okay to take a vitamin without any food?” “Is it really bad I’m not taking fish oil.
Not to worry, all that is about to be in past. After reading this post, you will be an expert in vitaminism (is that a word?)
Here are 7 things you didn’t know about vitamins:
1. An orange a day could keep sailor’s scurvy away: Scurvyis a historical disease common in sailors on long voyages who were deprived of citrus fruit and vegetables. It is caused by severe and chronic deficiency of vitamin C. Daily consumption of an orange can provide sufficient amount of vitamin C and keep you far from scurvy.
2. Do not combine daily vitamin E and fish oil: Fish oil can be a great for reduction of belly fat, but both vitamin E and fish oil are blood thinners and can make you bruise or bleed more easily. And if you take a daily aspirin, it does the same thing. It is advisable to definitely check with your doctor before combining any of these.
Vitamin C is essential in repair of tissue and healing of wounds. Anyone who has had a significant injury or surgery should take extra vitamin C until the skin heals. Consult with your doctor to determine the best dosage for you and also eat foods rich in vitamin C.
Vitamin K is a vitamin found in leafy green vegetables, broccoli, and brussels sprouts. vitamin K plays a major role in blood clotting. So it is used to reverse the effects of “blood thinning” medications when too much is given.