How many times have you been told to take your vitamins? As a kid, you may have taken them blindly; but as an adult, it's important to educate yourself on why you need vitamins and what purpose they serve for your health.
Vitamins are essential nutrients that allow your body to grow and develop while also protecting your body's systems. Most vitamins cannot be made within your body and must be provided through food or supplements.
You may remember how important vitamins A, B and C are, but what about your D, E and K vitamins?
Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids, which enhance intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc.
Vitamin E is also a fat-soluble antioxidant nutrient that is essential for strong immunity, healthy skin and eyes. Vitamin E protects your body against free radicals and boosts your immune system.
Vitamin K belongs to a group of structurally similar fat-soluble vitamins that the human body needs for post-translational modification of certain proteins. Vitamin K is known as the clotting vitamin, because without it, blood would not clot.
Everyday Juicer, Ray Doustdar joins Dr. Holly to discuss the importance of obtaining your D, E and K vitamins.