Imagine that you get ill. It is not a pleasant thing to dream about but still, what is your first thought? You try to remember what your mother did to help you when you got ill as a child. She told you should take more vitamins. Your breakfast cereal should be full of vitamins, your tea or juice should contain as much vitamins as possible. But what is so magical about vitamins?
The first reason for vitamins being so wonderful is that they participate in all metabolic processes in our bodies. It means that without them our body cannot get enough useful elements and it cannot function well. Usually the first symptom of the lack of vitamins in your organism is that your skin looks bad, as well as hair and nails. You can hardly see in darkness.
It is usually the first symptoms because your organism considers your hair, for example, to be not the most necessary region of your body. It prefers to get rid of hair (it begins to come out) and apply useful elements for hair in another region of the organism. Mostly the same happens to skin. There is another thing about night-blindness. Many vitamins participate in the process of rhodopsin synthesis. Rhodopsin lets your eyes see in darkness and when there is little rhodopsin you cannot see in darkness.
Pseudo-vitamins are hardly known to doctors. Vitamin T, as well as vitamin U, are insufficiently explored. These herbal vitamins are called pseudo-vitamins because their "vitamin status" is still questionable. But it is known that a lack of herbal vitamin T can be the cause of anemia and stunted growth. One can find vitamin T in yeast, fungi and sesame seeds for example. As for herbal vitamin U, the main consequence of its lack is ulcer.
It is widely-known that ulcer sometimes can be treated with cabbage juice, and one, suffering from ulcer, can get positive result with the help of cabbage juice quite fast, in two or three weeks. So, it was decided, that cabbage contains a kind of vitamin, called vitamin U that is able to do wonders to ulcer. But still it is not decided for sure whether it is the effect of vitamin U or another substance, which has nothing in common with vitamins.
But either it is truth about herbal vitamins or not, we have no risk getting them from our food. To live a long and happy life we should think about what we eat and how we eat. It is good to eat at the same time every day. Try to eat everything fresh, especially vegetables and fruits: they contain the most quantity of vitamins and pro-vitamins, from which our organism can produce vitamins.
You probably would not be able to find herbal vitamins in fish and meat, but remember that meat and fish contain vitamins that are ready for being used by our organism. Our body does not need to process vitamins from meat, as it happens to pro-vitamins from vegetables for example.
Do not neglect your health. We begin to value our health only when we get ill when actually we should take care about it beforehand, not to let ourselves get ill. If you eat healthy food and live a healthy way of life, you live a happy and long life and we are blesses with our life only once! So don't blow it!
Remember the old saying, "a vitamin a day keeps the doctor away!"