BEST NATURAL MULTIVITAMINS FOR YOU BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Vitamins are the main building blocks of the body which helps in maintaining our health and Protect against various diseases. Multivitamins are the combination of vitamins (essential and non- essential) found in various foods and vegetables. Each vitamin plays a different role in the body and each individual needs a different amount of certain vitamins. Some common food contains multiple vitamin sources to meet daily requirements of the body. We will here discuss the natural sources of vitamins available to us like fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and some herbs rich in certain vitamins found naturally in our environs and will discuss how to reduce dependency on multivitamins supplements in our daily life.
Vitamins are organic substances essential for the body’s normal growth. They are of two type water soluble (Vitamin B and Vitamin C) and fat soluble vitamins like vitamin A, D, E, K. They determine how they act in our body whereas water soluble vitamins dissolve in water and expel out of the body and absorbed through intestine while fat soluble vitamins are absorbed into the bloodstream, bile salts are required for its absorption and are stored in liver. In case of any deficiency of vitamins in the body may experience inadequate fat deposition, night blindness, bleeding gums and several other health conditions mentioned below:-
|VITAMIN NAME||DEFICIENCY DISEASE AND SYMPTOMS||FOOD SOURCES|
|Vitamin A(retinol)||Causes night blindness||Found in green vegetables, carrot, broccoli, peas etc.|
|Vitamin B1(thiamine)||Beriberi, Memory loss, fatigue||Found in groundnuts, cashew nuts, soybean etc.|
|B2 (riboflavin)||Glossitis, mouth sores||Milk products, grains|
|B3 (niacin)||pellagra||Nuts, sesame seeds|
|B5 (pantothenic acid)||Malaise, restlessness, muscle cramps, numbness etc.||Cauliflower, mushrooms, broccoli|
|B6 (pyridoxine)||Causes anemia||Legumes, banana, avocado|
|B7 (biotin)||Itchy skin, irritability, hair loss, depressed mood||Almonds, potato, broccoli, egg yolk|
|B9 (folic acid)||Anemia, neural tube defects||Wheat germ|
|B12 (cobalamin)||Weakness, mental confusion, dementia and pernicious anemia||Cereals, fish, eggs|
|Vitamin C(Ascorbic acid)||Scurvy, weakness, fatigue, swollen joint||All citrus fruits like lemon, orange etc.|
|Vitamin D(cholecalciferol)||Osteomalacia, rickets, brittle bones||Sunlight, milk, eggs|
|Vitamin E (Tocopherols)||infertility||Almonds, peanuts, soybean, sunflower seeds|
|Vitamin K (Phylloquinone)||Excessive bleeding due to injury||Green leafy vegetables, carrot, wheat germ|
|Iodine||Goiter, swelling in neck, mental disability in children||Fish, table salt|
|Calcium||Brittle bones, tooth decay||Milk, green leafy vegetables|
|Phosphorus||Poor bone and teeth health||cereals|
All vitamins possess some properties and certain deficiency is caused if not taken in adequate amounts on a daily basis. They are also required in different amounts in different people according to their bodily needs so, it is better ensured to consume them in adequate amounts and bodily requirements to avoid any harm caused by its excessive or low intake in the body. Vitamins and minerals work well when taken from food sources rather than that of supplements for good absorption and add nutritional value to our body.
The National Institute of Health indicates 1000mg of calcium intake per day for women and 1200 mg/day for males.
According to ayurveda each food and herb contains certain types of essential vitamins and macro or micro minerals. They also possess some qualities of being antioxidant like turmeric (Curcuma longa), brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), mulethi/liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), jambu (Blueberries), shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), narikela (Cocos nucifera) and many more herbs and hepatoprotective herb like bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), immuno modulator like guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) cause of their presence in them. Antioxidants are substances that protect our cells from free radicals and protect against cancer, cardiovascular disease and various other diseases. Certain vitamins are destroyed by the atmospheric air and antioxidants serve to protect them by reducing rancidity and oxidation of food. In certain multivitamins supplements these antioxidants are added artificially to avoid its spoilage and keep it edible for long period of time, some example of man-made antioxidants are BHT and BHA which can be easily found by one on the labeling of food stuff and are responsible for keeping food edible for certain period of time but naturally occurring antioxidants are found abundantly in natural herbs and food items and are fresh source of vitamins which should be added to avoid the packaging food and multivitamin supplement cause of the side effects caused by its excessive intake due to improper guidance and knowledge.
Ayurveda explains about Aharvidhi vishesh ayatana (An explanation of healthy and balanced diet) explained in ayurvedic texts of swasthavritta (hygiene) to consume food properly. It is mentioned over classical texts how to process certain food items hence promoting its better absorption.
- Prakriti (quality of food stuff)
- Karan (preparation)
- Samyoga (combination)
- Desha (habitat)
- Kala (time)
- Matra (amount)
- Pryoga sanstha (how to use)
- Upyokta (consumer)
People are guided to take food items in a certain way according to ahara vidhi vishesh ayatana so that it benefit them by consuming proper food in proper time and amount, processing them properly with proper combination of food and by a proper consumer who is having good digestive power and built to process certain food items, because sedentary lifestyle and consumption of incompatible food are the main cause of nutritional deficiency so, ayurveda describes the proper way of food consumption.
In this article we will discuss all those natural foods and herbs rich in vitamins and minerals which are direct sources of certain vitamins and some are additional sources.
CAUSES OF VITAMIN DEFICIENCY
- Inadequate Intake
- Low socio-economic state
- Malabsorption syndrome
- Crohn’s disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Liver disease
- Chronic diarrhea
- Sedentary lifestyle
Vitamin deficiency reasons vary from person to person according to their habitat and lifestyle condition, they can easily be managed by keeping a check on its daily consumption and requirements.
SOURCES OF NATURAL VITAMINS
Certain vegetables and food items like Cabbage, carrot, broccoli, potato, legumes, groundnut, peas, nuts, milk, rice, tomato, soybean etc. are daily used items they are full of nutrimental values.
Certain ayurvedic herbs or formulation can be used which are enriched in vitamins like bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), haritki (Terminalia chebula), wheat grass (Triticum aestivum) and various other herbs.
WHAT PLANET AYURVEDA PROVIDES FOR NATURAL MULTIVITAMIN?
Planet ayurveda provides ayurvedic multivitamin pack to meet the demand of daily required vitamins they are enriched with numerous healthy herbs like wheat grass (Triticum aestivum), green tea (Camellia sinensis), bilva (Aegle marmelos), haritki (Terminalia chebula), grape seeds (Vitis vinifera) which are enriched with antioxidants and nutrition and will aid in enhancing body’s immunity and general debility caused by the vitamin deficiency.
Vikramprash is a polyherbal medicine having ingredients like haritki (Terminalia chebula), punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), bilva (Aegle marmelos), shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) and various other drugs. Where bhumi amalaki, bilva and haritaki aids in digestive issues and shatavari having antioxidant properties to combat the debilitating diseases and enhancing the dhatus of the body.
Dosage: 1 teaspoonful twice daily after meals.daily after meals.
2. Daily Essentials
Daily essentials is a combination of ayurvedic herbs like grape seeds (vitis vinifera), bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), green tea (Camellia sinensis) and cow colostrums where bhumi amalaki and green tea possess antioxidant properties clears free radicals and helps in fighting various diseases caused by vitamin deficiency, whereas cow colostrums acts as immune booster.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily after meals.
3. Green Essentials
Green essentials is polyherbal formulation prepared by Planet ayurveda experts. The ingredients included in this is Wheat grass (Triticulum Aestivum), Grape seed (Vitis vinifera), Spirulina (Spirulina Platensis), and many other herbs. These herbs are enriched with almost all vitamins like Vitamin B , Vitamins A etc. You should always have this natural herbal supplement so that you will never suffer from Vitamin deficiency.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily after meals.
4. Immune Booster
Immune booster is a poly herbal formulation containing herbs like amalaki (Embellica officinalis), grape seed (vitis vinifera), piyush (Bovine colostrums) aids in enhancing body’s immunity and amalaki having antioxidant and adaptogen properties helpful in balancing digestive health.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily after meals.
5. Energoplan Syrup
This polyherbal syrup preparation is no less than a miracle which is manufactured by Planet Ayurveda experts. Energoplan contains herbs like Jeevanti (Leptadenia reticulata), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and some other herbs. All these herbs come under rasayana and they alleviate all the harmful toxins and support a healthy immune system, thus cherishing the body to have an energetic life.
Dosage: 2 teaspoonful twice daily after meals.
For healthy people supplements can never be a substitute for a healthy diet if you can get them from natural sources as described above. They might be added if you have an ailment like malabsorption syndrome in which you are unable to process the vitamins or their absorption is hampered as guided by a physician. Else you better go for natural sources to meet the daily need of vitamins to avoid any harm of packaging food material and effects caused by excessive consumption of multivitamin supplements. These herbs are free from any type of side effects and can be taken by people of any age group. For more information visit www.planetayurveda.com
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