We all need to consume vitamins. They are what is called an essential nutrient. They are necessary for our health and survival. Because the body cannot manufacture these essential nutrients itself, it is necessary to consume them through our diet.
It is entirely possible to consume sufficient vitamins by eating wholesome food from all of the 5 food groups: vegetables, fruits, grains, protein, and dairy. For most people, it isn’t necessary to consume them in pill form. But if taken as directed, vitamin pills are fine to take and shouldn’t do any harm.
But, since many people fail to eat a healthy, balanced diet, and do not take any form of pill supplementation, vitamin deficiencies can occur. Let’s take a look at some of the important vitamins necessary for our health, and how having too little of them can have a negative impact on us.