Vitamins

Getting the right amount of vitamins on a daily basis isn't always possible in our hectic lives. If you are running low on your recommended daily intake of vitamins, take a look at our range of vitamin supplements that can help you to get what you need.

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What Are Vitamins?

Vitamins are micronutrients, this means that they are needed in the body for essential functions, but only small amounts are required. They are grouped into either water-soluble or fat-soluble vitamins. In total there are thirteen that are required by the body. Most cannot be synthesised and so you must get them from your diet, though Vitamin D can be synthesised by sunlight on the skin.

What Are The Thirteen Vitamins

According to the NHS, the thirteen vitamins that your body needs are:

  • Vitamin A;
  • B Vitamins;
  • Thiamine (B1);
  • Riboflavin (B2);
  • Niacin (B3);
  • Pantothenic acid (B5);
  • Pyroxidine (B6);
  • Biotin (B7);
  • Folate (B9);
  • Cobalamin (B12)
  • Vitamin C;
  • Vitamin D;
  • Vitamin E;
  • Vitamin K.

Each of these vitamins has a different role to play in the body. Some vitamins are needed for good skin, some can affect energy levels. We supply a range of vitamin tablets and multivitamins that may help with a range of conditions.

Why Do We Need Vitamins?

We need vitamins so that our bodies can function. They are required for various tasks within the body that range from converting food into energy to maintaining healthy skin.

It is possible to get all the vitamins you need from a healthy diet. However, certain medical conditions may benefit from taking vitamins and may even be prescribed by your doctor.

There are times when you may not be able to gain all the vitamins you need for a healthy life, in these instances, a vitamin supplement can help. For example, the NHS recommends that everyone should consider taking a Vitamin D supplement during autumn and winter.

What Vitamins Should You Take

Which vitamins you should take depends on your lifestyle, diet and overall health. For instance, if you are having trouble getting Vitamin D in winter, you may want to take a vitamin tablet of just Vitamin D.

Alternatively, if you are wanting to ensure that you receive all the vitamins you need on a daily basis, you may want to look at taking multivitamin tablets.

You may also have a specific need. For example, if you are looking for vitamins for skin, you are looking for something that contains Vitamins C, D, E and K.

At Natural Health Plus, we stock a range of vitamin tablets and capsules. From multivitamins to tablets containing just one vitamin.

If you are looking for vitamins that target a specific issue you may want to shop by Health Issue.