3 Reasons You Might Need to Take a Vitamin Supplement

We break down why you might need to add a boost to your nutrition.

3 Reasons You Might Need to Take a Vitamin Supplement

Most people get the right amount of vitamins and nutrients by eating a healthy diet that contains a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein sources. However, because of either lifestyle or health issues, some people might struggle to get their daily dose of some essential vitamins or minerals. Figure out if you might be one of them and what you can do to make sure you’re getting the right amount.

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Why Are Vitamins Important?

Bodily functions like cellular metabolism, tissue growth, and eradicating free-radical by-products, are supported with the help of a variety of vitamins and minerals. Different vitamins support different functions. Vitamin C, for example, is used in the production of collagen, vitamin D helps to regulate calcium levels in the body and to build bones, and vitamin E is involved in keeping blood cells healthy and stabilizing the outer layers of the cells in our body.

Vitamin deficiency can lead to the development of illness in severe cases because the body needs vitamins and minerals to carry out most daily functions. So it’s important that you get the recommended daily dose of these nutrients through a healthy diet with the occasional help of a nutritional supplement if you’re still struggling to get of the nutrients you need.

Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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