Lack of vitamins in the diet can lead to severe disorders in the body (avitaminosis), but avitaminosis now are rare. Hypovitaminosis, ie, reduction of supply of the organism by certain vitamins, are much more common.
Hypovitaminosis are seasonal in nature, are observed more often in winter and spring, and were marked by an increase in fatigue, reduced work capacity, susceptibility to various colds. Increased need for vitamins occurs when an enhanced physical activity, supercooling of the organism, in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (gastritis, colitis), in women during pregnancy, etc.
Nutrition is an essential condition to stay healthy, normal growth and development of the human body. According to the latest data of World Health Organization (WHO), health status only 15% depends on the organization of medical services. At the same it depends on the genetic characteristics, and by 70% - on the lifestyle and nutrition.
Good nutrition depends not only on the energy value of food, balanced diet of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, but also providing vitamins, trace elements and minerals. WHO is considering today vitamin-deficient states as a problem of starvation.
Calculations show that even with a balanced and varied diet, modern man has a deficit for most vitamins by 20-30%. In fact, many people have even more profound vitamin deficiency.
There are the following groups at high risk of developing vitamin-deficient states:
- children and teenagers in the period of most intensive growth;
- women using oral contraceptives;
- persons who use high doses of alcohol;
- people with chronic illnesses or recently replaced acute bacterial and viral infections;
- women adhering to a rigid diet;
- people with high physical load or overload;
- people with high mental load;
- pregnant women;
- children and adults with low socio-economic level.
To solve this global problem for yourself and your family can be using dietary supplements to a dayly nutrition. These dietary supplements, called another nutraceuticals contain vitamins and antioxidants derived from natural sources. The use of dietary supplements is an important and integral part of the lifestyle of modern man.