Vitamins and Supplements
List of Vitamins and Supplements
“Say Your Prayers, Take Your Vitamins, and You Will Never Go Wrong” – Hulk Hogan (Terry Gene Bollea)
Clearly vitamins and supplements played an important role in Hulk Hogan’s (WWE wrestler, entrepreneur, personality and musician) life. Our skin, hair, eyes, mouth and nails can all be early warning indicators of ill health, including vitamin deficiencies. Some vitamins and supplements need to be taken daily whereas others are stored in your body. Men, women, children and babies all have different daily requirements so it’s important to eat a healthy balanced diet.
Important! This list of vitamins and supplements is for information only and does NOT constitute medical nor lifestyle advice. We recommend you seek professional medical advice before taking any vitamins and supplements.
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|Vitamin:||Other Name/s||Role||Food Sources||Needed daily?||Affects||Vitamin Deficiency Symptoms May Include:|
|Vitamin A||Retinol, beta-carotene||Helps maintain the immune system to defend against infection and illness. Maintains the skin lining of body parts.|
Green, red and yellow vegetables; spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes, peppers, kale, pumpkin. Yellow fruit; mango, papaya and apricots. Liver/liver pâté, cheese, eggs, milk products, oily fish, yogurt/yoghout, fortified low-fat spreads.
|No||Retina, vision in dim light, bone and tooth structure, growth, skin lining, e.g. nose lining.||Night blindness, dry and rough skin, dermatitis.|
|Vitamin B1||Thiamine||Vitamin B1 breaks down and releases energy from food (fats, carbs and proteins). Helps maintain a healthy nervous system.||Whole grain breads, un-husked rice, wheat germ, beans, peas, fresh/dried fruit, nuts, eggs, liver, fish, milk.||Yes||Helps keep skin looking young and healthy.||Nausea, fatigue, tremors, forgetfulness, depression.|
|Vitamin B2||Riboflavin||Vitamin B2/Riboflavin breaks down and releases energy from food (fats, carbs and proteins).||Soya beans, milk, eggs, rice, turkey, fortified breakfast cereals, spinach, almonds, fortified breakfast cereals.||Yes||Helps keep eyes, skin and the nervous system healthy.||cracked and red lips, inflammation of the tongue, lining of mouth, mouth ulcers, cracks at the corners of the mouth, sore throat, dry skin, iron-deficiency anemia, itchy, watery, bloodshot eyes, sensitivity to bright light.|
|Vitamin B3 / Vitamin PP / Vitamin P-P / PP-factor (from “pellagra-preventive factor”)||Niacin||Vitamin B3 releases energy from food (fats, carbs and proteins).||Whole grain, wheat flour, peas, beans, peanuts, yeast, liver, meat, eggs, fish, milk, fortified breakfast cereals.||Yes||Helps maintain a healthy nervous system and keeps skin looking young and healthy.||Weight loss, nausea, diarrhea, depression.|
|Vitamin B5||Pantothenic acid, Pantothenate||Forms red blood cells, adrenal hormones and releases energy from food.||Whole grain, wheat, green vegetables, peas, beans, liver, meat.||Yes||Releasing energy, skin, hair, sex hormones.||Very rare, headaches, cramps, abdominal pain.|
|Vitamin B6||Pyridoxine||Vitamin B6 releases energy from food and forms hemoglobin/haemoglobin to carry oxygen around the body.||Most food, especially whole grains, wheat germ, bread, bananas, beans, liver, pork, poultry, fish, fortified breakfast cereals.||Yes||Carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism, antibodies; keeping skin looking young and firm.||Skin problems, anemia, chapped lips.|
|Vitamin B7 / Vitamin H||Biotin, Coenzyme R||Vitamin B7 helps the body break down fat.||Low levels in most foods, especially oats, wheat, nuts, beans, liver, egg yolk. Is also created by bacteria in the bowel.||No||Elimination of waste materials; fat and carbohydrate metabolism.||Hair loss, sore tongue, muscle pain, eczema, scaly red rash on face and genital areas, numbness/tingling of extremities, lethargy, depression, hallucinations and ataxia.|
|Vitamin B8||Inositol||Vitamin B8 helps the body break down fat and stop fats collecting in the body.||Fruit, especially oranges and cantaloupes. Can also be extracted from nuts, beans and grains. The body also naturally creates inositol from glucose.||No||Promotes healthy hair growth. Helps prevent fatty build-up in the liver and heart. Possible natural treatment for depression, panic disorders, OCD and other psychiatric disorders.||Anxiety, depression, impotence, OCD, panic disorders, eczema, psoriasis, baldness|
|Vitamin B9 / Vitamin M / Vitamin Bc||Folic acid, Folacin||Vitamin B9/Folic acid helps the body form red blood cells. In unborn babies folic acid reduces the risk of central neural tube defects (spina bifida).||Green vegetables, fruits, whole grain bread, nuts, peas, beans, yeast, liver, eggs.||Yes||DANN formation, red blood cells, nervous system.||Folate deficiency anemia/anaemia, sores in the mouth.|
|Vitamin B12||Cobalamin||Vitamin B12 plays a role making red blood cells, maintaining the nervous system, releasing energy from food and using folic acid.||Liver, meat, fish, eggs, dairy products (except butter), green leafy vegetables||Helps keep skin looking young and healthy.||Fatigue, loss of appetite, concentration disorder, burn-out, B12 deficiency anemia/anaemia|
|Vitamin C||Ascorbic acid||Vitamin C helps form, maintain and protect cells and helps wounds to heal.||Citrus fruits and raw fruits; oranges, strawberries, blackcurrants. Vegetables; green and red peppers, potatoes, broccoli, sprouts, tomatoes.||Yes||Growth, immune system, healthy bones, teeth and gums, red blood cells, blood vessels, cartilage, bones and skin cells.||General pain, loose teeth, nosebleeds.|
|Vitamin D||Calciferol||Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of phosphate and calcium in the body.||Oily fish, salmon, tuna, cod liver oil, liver, eggs.||Yes||Bone and tooth hardness, blood clotting, metabolism, nerves and muscles, relief of psoriasis||Soft bones, rickets in children, restlessness, bone pain (osteomalacia) in adults.|
|Vitamin E||Tocopherol||Vitamin E helps maintain healthy eye and skin and the immune system to defend against infection and illness.||Vegetable oils, egg yolk, whole grains, cereals, oatmeal, wheat germ, nuts, green leafy vegetables, parsley||No||Eyes and skin, cell membranes (delays aging), red blood cell-formation, wound healing.||Very rare, possibly anemia.|
|Vitamin K||Phytomenadione||Vitamin K helps wounds heal and is needed for blood clotting.||Cauliflower, broccoli, cheese, potatoes, wheat germ, liver, egg yolk.||No||Clotting ability of the blood, may also help keep bones healthy.||Very rare, nosebleeds, bruising.|
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