Fat vs. Water-Soluble Vitamins
There are 13 vitamins known to be essential for the human body: Vitamins A,D,E,K,C and 8 B vitamins!
Each vitamin has a different function but they are equally important! Some of them help you fight infections 🦠 by arming up your immune system, others keep your nerves healthy and some are responsible for clotting your blood so if you get a cut🩸you don’t continue to bleed forever! Needless to say, we need these vitamins to keep our bodies functioning optimally.
FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS (A,D,E,K)
Fat soluble vitamins dissolve in fat.
So for optimal absorption, it’s best to take these with a fat source like avocado🥑 if you’re taking it in a capsule form or you can take it in a carrier oil. These types of vitamins often are available in “drops” for this reason. However, it’s important to note that because these vitamins are fat soluble, they are also 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗳𝗮𝘁 when taken in excess. Your body doesn’t like to waste anything so if you give it a little extra, it’ll save it for later. Now, this can cause problems if you are self-prescribing high-doses of vitamins A,D,E or K⚠️ ⛔️ . Because we store these in our body, 𝗶𝘁’𝘀 MUCH 𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗼𝘅𝗶𝗰 𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝘀 than if we were taking water soluble vitamins, so always make sure to talk to your doctor about which vitamins you should be taking, how much and for how long. 👩🏻⚕️ ✍️
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Nutraceutical = vitamin or supplement that is NOT a pharmaceutical drug
WATER SOLUBLE VITAMINS ( B + C)
Water soluble vitamins dissolve in water! 💦
This means that if we take too much, 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗲. In this case, your body takes what it needs and sends the rest to the kidneys to be filtered out in your urine. How much you need varies from person to person and by situation. Maybe you’re feeling sick 🤒 and are needing a little extra? If so, it’s best to 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙙𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙙𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮 so you can supply your body as needed. Otherwise, if you take one very large dose per day, then you will likely just be making expensive pee.
I hope you found this post helpful, I try to keep it short and sweet so it doesn’t get too overwhelming but please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions for me!
– 𝒟𝓇. 𝒜𝓇𝓇𝑒𝑜𝓁𝒶