Why are Vitamins Important? | #aumsum


It’s AumSum Time. Why are Vitamins Important? Noo. Just vanilla ice-cream is important. Oh AumSum. Vitamins are micronutrients which help perform
important functions in our body. The most essential nutrients needed by our
body are. Vitamin A, C, D, E, K and a group of B complex
vitamins. Vitamin A is required to make a pigment called
Rhodopsin in our eyes. Rhodopsin helps us to see in low light conditions. Thus, without vitamin A, rhodopsin won’t be
produced, causing night-blindness. Vitamin C and E are antioxidants. Unstable free radicals damage our cell’s DNA. Leading to illness or cancer. Vitamin C and E neutralize the free radicals,
preventing cell damage. Vitamin D helps our body absorb calcium to
build strong bones. Thus, lack of vitamin D can lead to a condition
called rickets. Which is characterized by weak, soft bones. During an injury, vitamin K helps the blood
clot. Thus preventing excessive bleeding. Lastly, B complex vitamins are essential for
healthy functioning. Of our brain and nervous system.