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Vitamins for Body Growth

author image Maggie Lynn
Maggie Lynn has been writing about education, parenting and health topics since 2005, in addition to being an educator. She holds a Master of Science in child and family studies.
Vitamins for Body Growth
Vitamin D is essential for the proper growth of our bones. Photo Credit: the-lightwriter/iStock/Getty Images

To achieve proper growth, a body must be nourished with a wide variety of vitamins. Although the human body needs many different vitamins to simply survive, some hold more importance in aiding growth than others. Ingesting adequate amounts of each of these vitamins on a daily basis allows the body to function properly and achieve better growth.

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Vitamin D

According to Whole Health MD, vitamin D plays a vital role in the growth of our bones and teeth. To make use of the phosphorus and calcium in our foods, our bodies must first have vitamin D. Without it, any ingested calcium will simply go to waste and will not be used by the body. Without calcium, our bones will not only experience reduced growth but will start to deteriorate to make up for the lack of calcium in the body.

Vitamin H

Vitamin H, also known as biotin, plays a key role in maintaining metabolism within our bodies to produce energy states The University of Maryland. Biotin is necessary for our bodies to break down carbohydrates, fats and amino acids. Although a deficiency in biotin is rare, providing your body with this natural supplement must be a top priority because symptoms of a deficiency can be severe. Reductions in hair, nail and skin growth are just a few examples of the dangers of biotin deficiency.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E exists in various foods and supplements. Stored in the liver, its main role in our bodies is to promote healing. The formation of red blood cells, DNA and RNA rely on the presence of vitamin E in the body. Deficiency in vitamin E has been observed in premature babies of low birth weight, says the Office of Dietary Supplements.

Vitamin A

An essential nutrient in bone formation and vision, vitamin A is important for proper growth and development of our bodies to occur. It directly aids in growth by improving cell division and differentiation of many different types of cells. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases explains that vitamin A is important in regulating the processes that keep our bones growing healthy.

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