What are vitamins?
Vitamins are essential biomolecules which the organism needs in small daily amounts for the normal functioning and development of the organism.
Most vitamins perform their tasks as coenzymes in the essential enzymes of the human organism and while participating in enzyme catalysis.
We currently know of over twenty vitamins. Vitamins are divided into two groups: water soluble vitamins and fat soluble vitamins. Water soluble vitamins include B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), vitamin H (biotin), folates, vitamin B12, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), and B5 (pantothenic acid), while fat soluble vitamins include vitamins A, D, E, and Q10, and vitamin K. The resources in water soluble vitamins are maintained for days or weeks, while the resources in fat soluble vitamins survive somewhat longer. Despite these resources, it is essential that vitamins be regularly administered.
Vitamins can be obtained from food and various food supplements, and the microflora of the organism itself can also produce small amounts of certain vitamins
Vitamin deficiencies threaten anyone whose diet is one-sided, who takes various forms of medication, or who is subjected to a good deal of stress. The skilled and systematic consumption of vitamins by taking into consideration the characteristics of each individual helps to reduce the risk of a variety of diseases or serves to accelerate healing following infection with those diseases.
The following table presents the recommended daily doses (RDA) for vitamins. Since the needs of an organism largely depend on lifestyle, the vitamin needs of two different men or women are often different. Complete the test on the right to be able to understand which vitamins you get sufficiently from food and which vitamins you should additionally administer. Note that, before taking the test, you should register as a Meravita user or log into the environment.