Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Beneficial Effects of Vitamins and Minerals To Your Blood

Vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are essential to the health and functioning of the body and are delivered throughout the body by the blood. There are several vitamins and minerals that directly affect the blood and its ability to perform its important tasks within the body. For the blood to be able to perform its duties properly and efficiently as well as the body and mind in general it is necessary to meet the standard recommended daily intake levels of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients each and every day.

Blood receives its color from the red blood cells which perform one of the most important tasks that the blood does for the body. Red blood cells are responsible for the transportation of oxygen throughout the body as well as for the removal of waste products. Because the average red blood cell lives for about 120 days the body needs to continuously produce a new supply of red blood cells. There are several vitamins and minerals that are essential to the creation of these cells and the ability of these cells to perform their important work in the body.

The vitamins that make up the powerful and very important Vitamin B complex are a major factor in the production of red blood cells in the body. Vitamin B6 also called pyridoxine is a necessary part of the metabolism of red blood cells and is also required to make hemoglobin which is how the red blood cell transports oxygen. Men between the ages of 19 and 50 need 1.3mg daily of Vitamin B6 as do women of the same age group. However, for women during periods of pregnancy the recommended amount is 1.9mg per day and 2.0mg while breastfeeding. Men older than 50 should have a daily Vitamin B6 intake of 1.7mg and women in that age group should take 1.5mg daily. The children's needs however, depends on their age and size, dosages actually range from between .6mg to 1.3mg of Vitamin B6 per day.

Other B complex vitamins that have an important role in the production of red blood cells include Vitamin B2 also known as riboflavin, Vitamin B9 also called as folate in its natural form and folic acid in its pharmaceutical form and Vitamin B12 which is also called cobalamin due to its cobalt content.

Iron is one of the minerals that is essential to the quality, quantity, good health and function of the blood. One of the most important tasks iron serves in the blood is in the production of hemoglobin. Approximately 60% of the iron in the body is found in its hemoglobin.

The mineral copper is also involved in the production of red blood cells and through its enhancement of iron absorption by the body so too is Vitamin C. Vitamin E also helps in red blood cell production. These and the numerous other nutrients involved in making the steady supply of red blood cells essential to the body's good health and well being demonstrate clearly the importance of the every day consumption of the standard recommended daily intake levels of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

Nutritional supplements can offer a reliable and safe means of making sure that your body has all the nutrients necessary each day to ensure that your blood remains healthy and strong. The quality of your blood will influence the quality of your life. A lot of people are actually suffering from iron deficiency anemia nowadays which can be caused by a lot of contributing factors such as lack of sleep, excessive stress and not having enough liver in take. All of these should be avoided so as to ensure that the anemia will not go on to becoming leukemia or any other irreversible damage to the blood.

Note: This article may be freely reproduced as long as the AUTHOR'S resource box at the bottom of this article is included and and all links must be Active/Linkable with no syntax changes.

Charlene J. Nuble 2005. For up to date links and information about Vitamins, please go to: or for updated links and information on all health related topics, go to:


Yahoo Health

Antioxidant Supplements May Accelerate Melanoma Spread
Yahoo Health
“We would recommend people who have been diagnosed with malignant melanoma to avoid antioxidant supplements,” the study authors say. (Photo: Getty Images). Antioxidants are often touted for their potential cancer-fighting abilities, but now researchers ...
Dietary supplements hasten spread of skin cancer: researchXinhua
Taking vitamin supplements could speed up malignant skin tumours, scientists sayIrish Examiner

all 69 news articles »


Students, faculty take action on unsafe dietary supplements
October 8, 2015 — Massachusetts may become the first state to regulate sales of dietary supplements marketed as weight-loss and muscle-building aids, thanks to a bill promoted by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. These products ...

HEALTHY LIVING: Supplements: How much is TOO much?
The Port Arthur News
Over half of the American population buys into the idea that dietary supplements are healthy, spending upward of $28 billion a year, according to some estimates. But while many of them can benefit the person taking them, a growing body of research is ...

Solix Biosystems shifts business model from biofuels to dietary supplements
BizWest Media
FORT COLLINS — Solix Biosystems Inc. in Fort Collins has changed its business model from developing algae-based biofuels to being a supplier of natural ingredients derived from algae to companies in the dietary-supplement and personal-care markets.

and more »

New York Times (blog)

Well | Ask Well: Fish Oil Supplements for Dry Eye?
New York Times (blog)
There is a growing body of research supporting the use of fish oil supplements to treat dry eye, an uncomfortable condition that arises when the eye produces fewer tears. But “the jury is still out” on whether they work, said Dr. Penny Asbell, a ...


Should you use calcium supplements?
As such, millions of people have turned to calcium rich or fortified foods or to supplements to increase their intake of calcium to meet these recommendations. However, in a new assessment of the available evidence, the evidence suggesting benefits ...
Study: Calcium Supplements, Milk Do Not Promote Bone Strength In SeniorsYouth Health Magzine
Extra calcium may not protect aging bones, twin studies suggestCTV News

all 9 news articles »

Ask Dr. Soria: Should we take calcium supplements?
Previous Next. Dr. David Soria answers common health questions: Two new studies in the British Medical Journal say calcium supplements have little to no effect on bone density in people ages 50 and older. Dr. David Soria shares his thoughts on the ...

and more »

WholeFoods Magazine

FTC set bar too high in contempt action against Bayer over supplements - judge
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission overreached in the amount of proof it demanded that Bayer Corp provide to back up marketing claims that its Phillips Colon Health supplement can support digestive health, a federal judge in New Jersey has ruled, in a ...
CRN's Mister: Key Implications from the FTC–Bayer Court CaseWholeFoods Magazine

all 2 news articles »

Sports Nutrition and High Energy Supplements: The Global Market - Reportlinker ...
The global market for sports nutrition and high energy supplements totaled $37.5 billion in 2014. This market is projected to approach $40.8 billion in 2015 and nearly $66.0 billion by 2020, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.1 ...

and more »

Global sports supplements market to reach $13-billion by 2020: Persistence ...
PR NewsChannel (press release)
global Sports Supplements market, sports supplement market, sports supplements, persistence market research According to a new market report published by Persistence Market Research, “Global Market Study on Sports Supplements: Protein Powder ...
Global Vitamin Supplements Market to expand at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2014 to (blog)
Global Market Study on Botanical Supplements: Personal Care Segment to Witness ...Digital Journal

all 26 news articles »

Google News


Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright LLC. All rights reserved.