Supplementary Vitamins

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Supplementary Vitamins taken in by
MMSU Students

A Term Paper
Submitted to:

In Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirement in
English 2



BS in Accountancy

College of Business, Economics, and Accountancy
Mariano Marcos State University
March 2011

Thesis Statement: Students take in supplementary vitamins to improve their health.

1. Introduction
1.1 Vitamins
1.1.1 Definition of Vitamins
1.1.2 Importance of Vitamins
1.2 Supplementary Vitamins
1.2.1 Definition of Supplementary Vitamins
1.2.2 Good effects of Supplementary Vitamins
1.2.3 Bad effects of Supplementary Vitamins

2. Presentation and Analysis of Data
2.1 Methodology
2.1.1 Sampling
2.1.2 Questionnaire
2.2 Results
2.2.1 Supplementary vitamins taken in by MMSU students
2.2.2People who encouraged MMSU students to take in
2.2.3 How often do MMSU students take in
2.2.4 Reasons of taking in supplementary vitamins
2.2.5 Good effects of supplementary vitamins
2.2.6 Bad effects of supplementary vitamins

3. Conclusion and Reaction
3.1 Conclusion
3.2 Personal Reaction

1. Introduction

Everyday life can be tiring, physically as well as emotionally. Physical stress for example is common among those who do hard work for long hours, particularly students. Other people on the other hand, may be facing mental strain such as having a personal problem. In all these examples of everyday tension, vitamins play a vital role as the body’s “coping mechanism” which helps relieve stress and get more energy in order to survive the ordeal.In this 21st century, more and more busy people due to their hectic work life, the food that they eat is not really healthy, therefore more and more people are turning to multi-vitamin supplements to act as an alternative role in their diet.


Vitamins are specific organic compounds that our bodies need for proper functioning. Absence or shortage of a vitamin results in a vitamin–deficiency disease. Our body can not synthesize these compounds; therefore, vitamins must be included in the diet. Vitamins are required in much smaller amounts than are the basic food stuffs (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins), and well–balanced diet ordinarily provides all necessary vitamins in sufficient quantities for health (Feigl and Hill 1983). According to Quirino (2002), vitamins are necessary for life, essential to the normal functioning of the body. Additionally, Hein states that a prolonged lack of vitamins in the diet leads to vitamins deficiency diseases such as scurvy, beri–beri, pellagra and rickets. Left uncorrected, a vitamin in deficiency ultimately results in death.

In 1912, Casimir Funk, a Polish biochemist, coined the word vitamine (from the Latin word vita, meaning “life”) for these missing factors Funk thought that all factors contained the amino group. In the US, the final e was dropped in the designation after it was found that not all factors were amines. The generic term became vitamin. Eijkman and Hapkins shared the 1929 Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology for their important discoveries. (Feigl and Hill 1983) Some of the vitamins necessary for humans are vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Vitamin A can be obtained from green and yellow vegetable, butter, eggs, nuts and cheese. Vitamin D can be acquired from egg yolk, milk and fish liver oils. Vitamin E can be gained from meat, egg yolk and green vegetables. Vitamin C can be obtained from citrus fruits, tomatoes and green vegetables while Vitamin K can be obtained from eggs, liver and green vegetables. (Hein, Pattinson, and Arena 2001)

Supplementary Vitamins

Vitamins can be derived from plants, animals and food substances, unless they are synthetic. When not taken directly from food, vitamins are available in tablet, capsule, liquid, powder, spray patch and injection forms; and these forms of...
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