What vitamins do for you

The B vitamins play many roles in helping your body turn food into energy. Many of them also have roles in the function of the adrenal glands ? B5, or pantothenic acid, is particularly important, activating the adrenal glands when needed. For women, the B vitamins and vitamins D and E, along with folic acid and the minerals manganese, boron, calcium, magnesium, selenium and zinc, help the liver clean out excess estrogens as well as those found in the environment.

Vitamin C is essential for the health of skin, connective tissue and bone, and plays a particularly important role in the formation of skin collagen. It is also an antioxidant and helps with adrenal functions such as the regulation of cortisol, a hormone produced in response to stress and exertion.

Where to get them, and why you might need more

In theory, you should be able to get all the vitamins you need just by eating a balanced diet. Most of the B vitamins can be found in fresh vegetables. Vitamin C is found in fruits, many vegetables and most juices. Vitamin D helps build bones and strengthen muscles, lowers blood pressure, and may reduce the risk of diabetes and many types of cancer, and one way to acquire it is to go outside on a sunny day.

But life doesnt always cooperate. If your work keeps you inside, getting enough vitamin D may be a problem. Your diet may also be interfering with your efforts in ways you dont know about. One of the bodys primary uses of B vitamins is in order to metabolize sugar, and refined sugar doesnt come with any B vitamins in it. So if you have a lot of refined sugar in your diet (which you probably do ? they put that stuff in everything) your body may be using so much of its B vitamins to process the sugar that it isnt leaving enough for other important functions. If you are vegan, getting enough vitamin B12 in your diet may be a challenge.

And then theres stress. Chronic stress caused by personal misfortune can make it difficult to maintain a healthy diet, and constant high levels of cortisol and other stress hormones can negatively impact your health in many ways that vitamin supplements may help with.

A source of vitamin supplements in Atlanta

TaylorMD Formulations supplies many products to health care providers, including vitamin and mineral supplements. Their Stress B Complex and Metabolic B Complex contain the whole suite of B vitamins, and their Arginine Replete, ManDex and MaxHealth Ultra Vitamin include a variety of vitamins and minerals. If youre interested in a trustworthy source of vitamin supplements in Atlanta, call today.