Vitamins

Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. There are 13 vitamins your body needs. They are vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate). You can usually get all your vitamins from the foods you eat. Your body can also make vitamins D and K. People who eat a vegetarian diet may need to take a vitamin B12 supplement.

Each vitamin has specific jobs. If you have low levels of certain vitamins, you may develop a deficiency disease. For example, if you don't get enough vitamin D, you could develop rickets. Some vitamins may help prevent medical problems. Vitamin A prevents night blindness.

The best way to get enough vitamins is to eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods. In some cases, you may need to take a daily multivitamin for optimal health. However, high doses of some vitamins can make you sick.

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Vitamins is Used For These Conditions

Area
Condition Average Result Healed Helped
a Lot
Helped
a Little
No Change Made Worse
All Conditions (average)
3.2
(47)
6 11 15 15
Arm
Elbow Pain
2.0
1
Back General
Pain
2.0
9
Back Lower (Lumbar)
Herniated Disk
3.4
2 3
Back Lower (Lumbar)
Osteoarthritis - Degenerative Disc Disease
3.0
2
Back Mid (Thoracic)
Muscle Strain
4.0
1
Back Upper - Neck (Cervical)
Pain
3.5
1 1
General
Extremely Low or No Flexibility in Joints
3.0
1
Head
Chronic Headache
3.5
1 1
Head
Hair Loss
2.0
1
Hip
Osteoarthritis
4.0
1 1 1
Hip
Dysplasia
2.0
1
Internal
Heartburn
5.0
1
Internal
Bloating Stomach Pain
4.0
1
Knee
Normal Cartilage Wear
5.0
1
Knee
Pain
3.8
1 1 2
Knee
Fractured Kneecap
3.0
1
Knee
Medial Meniscus Tear
3.0
1
Neurological
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
4.7
2 1
Neurological
Epilepsy
2.0
1
Shoulder
Bone Spurs
4.0
1
Shoulder
Pain
2.5
1 1
Skin
Eczema
3.0
1
Skin
Acne
3.0
1 1
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