Expect more research on all of that, particularly in high-risk patients. One of the most important points to note where supplementation is very recommended is folic acid in pregnancy, which is necessary for normal cell division, as a supplement to all women trying to conceive — sometimes to all women of childbearing age. (True you can get pregnant at 60 now with IVF, but the point is to address cases of unplanned pregnancy, where neural tube defects like spina bifida can result from insufficient folate before the woman even knows she’s pregnant and thinks to start taking prenatal vitamins). Bottom line, we understand the majority of people to be best off without any vitamin supplements. Just because they are non-prescription and still live inside a ” health halo ,” vitamins are not harmless. They could shorten or extend your life; at this point, taking vitamins randomly is metabolic roulette.
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Vitamins – Introduction
Instead, vitamins are chemical partners for the enzymes involved in the body’s metabolism, cell production, tissue repair, and other vital processes. Vitamins are either fat soluble or water soluble. The fat-soluble vitamins, which include A, D, E, and K, are absorbed by the body using processes that closely parallel the absorption of fat. They are stored in the liver and used up by the body very slowly.
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Vitamins – Global Strategic Business Report – 2013-2018
(Switzerland) II-77 Lonza Group Ltd. (Switzerland) II-78 North China Pharmaceutical Corporation (China) II-78 Vertellus Specialties Inc. (US) II-79 Zhejiang Hangzhou Xinfu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (China) II-79 Zhejiang Medicine Company Ltd (China) II-79 Zhejiang NHU Co. Ltd. (China) II-80 Pharmaceutical Companies Offering Vitamins II-80 Attrium Innovations, Inc.
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