Friday, February 29, 2008

All About Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that is fat-soluble, it also protects vitamin A and essential fatty acid from oxidation in the body cells and prevents breakdown of body tissues.

Vitamin E will stop cholesterol from forming into plaque, which will allow the blood to flow properly. If you don’t use vitamin E, in this situation, the blood will stop flowing and the arteries will begin to get backed up. As most of us know, this is the main cause of heart attacks, high blood pressure, and other serious diseases.

Vitamin E protect against the damaging effects of free radicals, which may contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer. Vitamin E is often used in Cosmetic products for healing scars and is one of the great product for acne scars.

What will happen when there is deficiency of Vitamin E?
Lack of Vitamin E in human is very rare. For certain cases that maybe lack of Vitamin E are people who cannot absorb dietary fat due to an inability to secrete bile or with rare disorders of fat metabolism are at risk of vitamin E deficiency. Prematured Babies or people who are born with abnormal genetic.

What will happen when there is an excess intake of Vitamin E? The risk of having too much Vitamin E is also low. However, the long term safety of vitamin E supplementation has not been tested. Vitamin E can be found in
Wheat germ oil, Almonds ,Safflower oil and Corn oil etc.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

All About Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that helps to maintain the blood level and regulate the formation of bone structure and absorb the phosphorous and calcium. As Vitamin D control the movement of calcium, it is very important for healthy growth of bone.

What happened when deficiency of Vitamin occurs?
If deficiency occurs in children, it will cause deformed bones and joints whereas if it happened to an adult, softening of bone will cause the bone to become weak and brittle often known as osteomalacia.

People aged 45 years old onwards requires more Vitamin D as they are the group of people that are most common to have deficiency of Vitamin D. Vitamin D start to decrease as our age goes up. Post Menopause women are advise to intake more Vitamin D through milk or calcium pills as they are easily to have hip bone fractured resulting from osteoporosis.

What happened when you intake too much Vitamin D?
Nausea and Vomitting, Constipation, Poor or No Appetite, No Strength and weight loss, Lack of concentration. High Blood Level are likely to happen causing heart beat to be abnormal.

Suggested intake for infants is 1000IU and childrens, adults and pregnant women is 2000 IU. Anything that is over the dosage will produce adverse effect.

Monday, February 25, 2008

All About Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins for your body. It prevents a lot of diseases, and increases your body’s immune system. You can take this vitamin with or without any food, as it can be found in supplement form or in many different juices. Along with being found in supplement and vitamin form, you can find vitamin C in broccoli, peppers, oranges, lemon juice, mustard greens, cauliflower, papaya, and parsley.

What happened when deficiency of Vitamin C occurs?
Weak Tendons and Ligament
Unhealthy Gums
Nose Bleeding
Lack of proper functioning of formative cells
Disturbance of metabolism

Smoking also causes a decrease in Vitamin C and people who has a habit of drinking more than 2 glasses of alcoholic drink requires large amount of Vitamin C.

What happened when excess intake of Vitamin C occurs?
Diarrhoea and increase uric acids which can cause kidney stones to form.

Vitamin C is best intake together with Vitamin E. The combination of these two can work side by side and enhance the overall impact on your body and health. It was also known that Vitamin C and E together will helps to heal scars over time.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

All About Vitamin B

Vitamin B are required for our metabolism of fats and proteins. It also provide energy for the conversion of glucose.

Some times deficiency of Vitamin B occurs due to the following factor: Too stress , eating too much processed food, Drugs and Toxins or the daily diet that we eat does not contain enough Vitamin B.

What happened when deficiency of Vitamin B occurs?
Mental Problem, Poor Health, Restless, Heart Palpitation, Tingling in hands and Legs

What happened when you consumed too much Vitamin B?
You will have difficulty in walking, some neurological disorders and numbness in the mouth and hands.

Monday, February 18, 2008

All About Vitamin A

Vitamin A was first discovered back in 1912, by a Polish biochemist named Casimir Funk. He came up with the word vitamine, which was later given the name vitamin. Funk was the first to discover vitamins, vitamin A was actually the first one discovered, hence the letter “A” in the title of the vitamin.

Vitamin A is required by the body on an every day basis to maintain healthy skin and keep your eyesight on track.

On a normal day, you should be consuming around 5,000 international units (IU) of vitamin A. Depending on your health and your age, you may need to consume more or less.

What happened when a deficiency of Vitamin A Occurs?
If you don’t consume enough vitamin A in your diet, you’ll end up with a deficiency. It results in skin problems, increased infections, and even night blindness as well. A prolonged deficiency in vitamin A can put you at a risk for cancer as well, and you’ll also miss out on any effects of anti aging that the vitamin might have. Although you should begin taking it immediately if you have a deficiency, the effects wouldn’t be the same as they would be if you stayed up to date with the right amount on a daily basis.

What happened when you are getting too much Vitamin A?
If you are getting too much vitamin A, you’ll put yourself at risk for pain in your joints, abdomen, and your bones. Even though too much or not enough can cause you serious side effects, you should always get the right amount in your diet. Vitamin A is very important, and should always be included in your diet. If you are going to take supplements, you should make sure that they provide the right amounts with no side effects.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Do you know which vitamins you lack of?

Everyone knows that the human body needs a certain amount of vitamins and minerals everyday to function properly and remain healthy. A well balanced diet can supply your body with the vitamins it needs, although problems and disorders can arise if your diet doesn’t supply your body with the vitamins it needs. The symptoms of vitamin deficiency will normally present themselves when the lack of vitamins is at an advanced level.

Lack of Vitamin A and Provitamin A Carotenoids
- Skin disorders and eye damage
-Risk of Developing Cancer
Food that contains Vitamin A: liver, dairy products, eggs, fish liver oil and Dark Green, Red or Yellow Vegetables.

Lack of Vitamin B
-Visual Disturbances
- Paralysis
- Staggering
- Loss of sensation in the legs and feet
- congestive heart failure
Food that contains Vitamin B:Cereals, oatmeal, corn, nuts, cauliflower, and sunflower seeds.

Lack of Vitamin C
- Weight loss
- vague muscle aches
- Bleeding gums
- Impaired lung function in children
Food that contain Vitamin C: Citrus Fruits such as Oranges, Papaya, Broccoli, Potatoes, Red cabbage, Cauliflower, Cantaloupe and Brussels sprouts.

Lack of Vitamin D
- Softening of Bone
- Hip Fracture for women
- Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer
Food that contain Vitamin D: Liver, Egg Yolk and Fatty Fishes.

Lack of Vitamin E & K
- Easy Bruising & May increase the risk of hip fractures in women
Food that contain Vitamin E &K: Wheat Germ Oil, Canola Oil, Soybean Oil, Olive Oil, Mangoes and Avocados.
Vitamin E is good for skin and healing scars.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is here again, Let's welcome to the year of RAT. I sincerely wish all of you Abundance Of Wealth And Health. During this period, it is the time of gatherings and eating. Please remember to watch your diet and avoid heaty food. Drink more tea and water to avoid any after Chinese New Year Sicknesses.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Cucumber and Honey Mask

This recipe is great for oily skin and is easy to make.

3 tablespoons of powdered oats
1 Egg White
1 teaspoon of Olive Oil
1/2 tablespoon of honey


1) Place all the ingredient together and mix until blended or mix it together with a food processor.

2) Place the mix ingredients in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes.

3) Apply the chilled paste onto your face and leave for 20 minutes and wash off.

Your skin should feel clean and tight now.