- Vitamins are only food supplements; don’t ever take vitamins on an empty stomach.
- It is useless to have a “garbage filled” diet and randomly take vitamins.
- The rule, that “if one is good then a lot is better” does not apply when taking vitamins.
- Be careful because the “one magic pill” may very well be the “one tragic pill.”
- Learn to be “in touch” with your body needs, because certain symptoms and cravings are the body communicating with you to let you know what it is deficient in.
- Stop listening to media hype on the “great new discovery” that will solve all your problems.
- There is no such thing as one “pill” fixes all; one “drink” fixes all, one “food’ fixes all.
- There are “water soluble” vitamins and “oil soluble” vitamins.
Water Soluble Vitamins
- B-complex vitamins and vitamin C are water-soluble vitamins and are not stored in the body. While they must be replaced each day, one must be careful to maintain the proper intake balance.
- Water-soluble vitamins are easily destroyed or washed-out during food storage and preparation and are released by the body quicker according to our daily activities and stresses.
- You must be careful with over-dosing or mega-dosing.
Fat Soluble Vitamins
- Vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Small amounts of fat-soluble vitamins are needed to maintain good health.
- The body does not need these vitamins every day. Fat soluble vitamins are stored in the liver and fat (adipose) tissue when not used.
- You must be careful with randomly taking vitamin supplements, for most people need very little or no vitamins outside their daily diet.
- Fat-soluble vitamins in foods will not be lost when the foods that contain them are cooked properly.
- Mega-doses of vitamins A, D, E, or K can be toxic and lead to health problems.
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