They are essential for our cells to function properly. They participate in most of the biochemical processes that take place daily in our body, regulate metabolism, facilitate the release of energy, and maintain our good health.
There are different vitamins, which are classified into two groups: water-soluble vitamins (water-soluble) and fat-soluble vitamins (fat-soluble). Fat dissolvers are absorbed by the fat and stored in the body. In contrast, water-soluble vitamins (with the exception of vitamin B12) are not stored in the body.
This inability to store for a long time as well as the inability of the human body to biosynthesize them makes their daily intake in sufficient quantities necessary.
It is one of the most important fat-soluble antioxidants, as it has anti-inflammatory action and stimulates the immune system. At the same time, it has anti-aging properties, as its antioxidant action contributes to the neutralization of free radicals produced daily by our cells, thus protecting the body from oxidative stress, a factor that contributes significantly to most cell diseases.
As the main antioxidant, it protects the membrane that surrounds the body’s cells, especially red blood cells and leukocytes (immune system cells). It has been linked by scientific studies of protection against diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, heart disease and eye diseases.
It is necessary for blood clotting, preventing bleeding, as it helps to create the prothrombin needed for blood clotting. It also helps to conduct bone mineralization, because it promotes the stabilization of calcium in the bone structure.