What are vitamins good for? Discover Vitamins Benefits

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We all want more energy, protection from disease, and an aid to help us reach our healthy living goals. We get these benefits from consuming vitamins in various foods, but can we get the same benefits from a vitamin supplement or are we putting our health at risk by using them?

If you're in general good health and eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods from all of the food groups, then you should not need vitamin supplements to meet your nutritional needs. However, some groups of people gain substantial benefits from supplements. For example, vegans completely avoid animal products. These individuals would need to supplement their diet with vitamin B12, because B12 is only found in animal-based foods, such as meats, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products.

Older adults can also benefit from dietary supplements that contain vitamin B12. One reason is the high occurrence of atrophic gastritis, which is a condition characterized by an inflammation of the stomach lining. The inflammation interferes with stomach secretions, which are needed to free up B12 so it's available for absorption. Dietary supplements of B12 are easier to absorb than B12 obtained through foods, helping a person with this condition obtain what they need.

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