Vitamins are organic compounds that are needed in small quantities to sustain life. Most vitamins need to come from food. But sometimes we need just a little extra.
This is because the human body either does not produce enough of them, or it does not produce any at all or our food supply has been so compromised that we don't get enough from our food.
Each organism has different vitamin requirements. For example, humans need to consume vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, but dogs do not. Dogs can produce, or synthesize, enough vitamin C for their own needs, but humans cannot.
People need to get most of their vitamin D from exposure to sunlight because it is not available in large enough quantities in food. However, the human body can synthesize it when exposed to sunlight.
Different vitamins have different roles, and they are needed in different quantities.
- There are 13 known vitamins.
- Vitamins are either water-soluble or fat-soluble.
- Fat-soluble vitamins are easier for the body to store than water-soluble.
- Vitamins always contain carbon, so they are described as “organic.”
- Food is the best source of vitamins, but some people may need more.
What Happens When You Don’t Get Enough Nutrients. You may suffer from any number of chronic diseases. Most Americans don’t get even basic amounts of recommended vitamins and minerals.
Is this because we don't have enough food to eat? not at all, most of us consume fast food (junk food) or processed foods that are devoid of any real nutrients (instead of "living foods")
You have probably felt the need at some point perhaps like me (after you turned 60 yrs.)
to start taking supplements.
So you ventured into the Health Food Store only to be bombarded with an array of supplements that made your head spin. Questions like What do I take? What exactly do I need? How much should I take each day? So I went away empty-handed thinking I needed to do some research.
Which I did. I discovered that there are two different types of vitamins oil-soluble and water-soluble. Fat-soluble and easier for the body to absorb
Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the fatty tissues of the body and the liver. Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble. These are easier to store than water-soluble vitamins, and they can stay in the body as reserves for days, and sometimes months.
Water-soluble vitamins do not stay in the body for long. The body cannot store them, and they are soon excreted in the urine. Because of this, water-soluble vitamins need to be replaced more often than fat-soluble ones.
Vitamins can also contain fillers that are of no use to the body. So I needed to find vitamins that were just that vitamins no fillers.
I also needed to know that some vitamins work better if I take them together.
Dietary requirements change as you get older, and while experts recommend getting most of your nutrients from food, sometimes that isn't possible. "Our guts become less efficient as we age, particularly when we reach our 60s and 70s, and that limits our ability to get sufficient nutrients from food,"
My journey for answers led me to doTERRA's Life Long Vitality supplements.
I also make it a practice to eat "Living foods" drink lots of water and exercise daily.
I have been using them for the past 3 yrs and I have more energy than most people my age at 70 yrs.
In this video, hear world-respected health and wellness expert, Dr. Axe explain why he loves dōTERRA's Life Long Vitality Pack so much and how it can support you and your family.