Nobody disputes the important role of vitamins in general good health and wellness. As kids we learn how vitamin rich foods are for making us “glow”. We all know about the role of vitamins in preventing us from getting sick, keeping our organs healthy, and in promoting a general feeling of well being. Most of the benefits of taking vitamin supplements on a regular basis are believed to be long term, rather than immediate. What many don’t realize is that like other nutrients such as carbohydrates and proteins, our body consumes vitamins, which we need to then replenish on a regular basis. To not do so has short term and long term effects on our health.
In these modern times, we have lost a sense of the importance of vitamins. Hundreds of years ago, before they understood the role of vitamins, or even what vitamins were, people suffered from diseases such as scurvy (vitamin C deficiency), beriberi (vitamin B1 deficiency), pellagra (vitamin B3 deficiency). Eventually, they discovered that eating fruits and vegetables was an effective way to prevent vitamin deficiency.
A balanced diet is all that is required to prevent severe vitamin deficiency as it was defined during the age of exploration. The reality is though, we don’t need to be severely vitamin deficient in order to suffer from vitamin deficiency, and when we are vitamin deficient, it can and does have real effects on our day to day lives, particularly for those of us who lead full and hectic lives.
A person who is working hard, whether physically or mentally, consumes large amounts of vitamins, water soluble vitamins in particular; these are vitamin C and the B complex vitamins. Vitamin C is essential to boosting the immune system, and the B complex vitamins are essential to proper brain function. That is why when we are physically tired often, we are more prone to getting sick, and when we are overworked, we have trouble concentrating.
Fortunately, there is a fast way to address the issue of water soluble vitamin deficiency. Berocca from Bayer contains high doses of B complex vitamins and vitamin C plus the essential minerals Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc. Berocca is a great way to get your head back in the game quickly when you are mentally or physically tired. Taken regularly on a sustained basis, Berocca has been clinically proven to improve concentration, mental alertness, overall brain function, as well as vigor and stamina. Berocca is available in leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide.