Make Vitamins Work for You: Vitamin Requirements

You may refer these charts for your daily vitamin & mineral requirements: Vitamins Chart, Minerals Chart. Besides this, also remember the following things:

    Vitamins Requirement
  1. Children between 8 and 16 years should have adequate vitamin A, which helps in vision improvement and boosts the immune system.
  2. Pregnant women should take vitamin B complex with folic acid, which is good for foetal growth.
  3. Menopausal women should have vitamins C, E and a B complex. These will check excessive bleeding and restore elasticity of skin.
  4. People who workout should have vitamins C, E and A, post-exercise. The body is low on energy at this time and hence susceptible to easy attacks from the free radicals that are deadly for our constitution.
  5. People who are constantly on the computer are exposed to the danger of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which affects the region between the elbow and the index finger, which is active while using mouse. Vitamin B complex works as both, a preventive as well as a curative device.
  6. During PMS syndrome, vitamin B6 reduces irritability.
  7. Vitamin B12 helps in depression.
  8. Vitamins C, E and A are antioxidants and are helpful in fighting free radicals that can threaten a post-operative surgery patient.
  9. Those above the age of 50 can take a daily tablet of vitamin B complex, containing vitamin B12 and folic acid.
  10. Vegetarians, who do not consume milk and milk products, should take vitamin B12 daily.

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