The Starting Five: Vitamins for Improved Health

You're reading The Starting Five: Vitamins for Improved Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “By the proper intakes of vitamins and other nutrients…you can, I believe, extend your life and years of well-being by twenty-five or even thirty-five years,” said Nobel Prize winning scientist Linus Pauling. Modern research has confirmed Pauling’s belief as it has identified five vitamins that may improve overall health. Vitamin D Vitamin D provides many important health benefits. It helps to build strong bones, regulates the calcium and phosphate levels in the body, encourages cell growth, strengthens the immune system, protects against certain forms of cancer, and improves mental health. Recent studies have also found that a person’s health can be improved at the most critical times when Vitamin D is given in combination with the nutritional supplement glutamine - an amino acid that occurs naturally in the body. Glutamine benefits the body in several ways. First, it is an important building block of proteins, which are essential to a strong immune system. Second, glutamine improves intestinal health. Third, it helps the body’s healing during injury and illness. A 2017 study found that trauma patients receiving Vitamin D and glutamine had a 62% lower death rate. The best sources of Vitamin D are certain types of fatty-fleshe...
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