Vitamins 2: Deficiencies and Me

Vitamins 2: Deficiencies and Me

Is it possible for you to have a vitamin deficiency in this day and age? I mean, eating a salad every two months drenched in ranch HAS to provide you with enough nutrients, righ-? No. Extreme vitamin deficiencies are rare in developed countries, especially due to the fortification of foods.  You are much more likely to encounter severe vitamin deficiencies in underdeveloped countries. Minor deficiencies, however, are commonplace in today’s society because of poor nutritional choices, among other factors. Unfortunately, hamburgers, fries, a…

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Vitamins! A tale of tragedy and triumph.

Vitamins! A tale of tragedy and triumph.

Time to move on to vitamin supplements. Why are they important? Let’s start with a little background. Vitamins have been around for a while now.  The history is filled with pirates, love, loss, and scientific misconduct.  The discovery of vitamins cannot be attributed to any one person, but dozens of brilliant minds throughout the 1800s to the mid 1900s.  Starting with François Magendie who tried to feed gelatin broth to the poor (gross). Most people know that vitamins are a…

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