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VITAMINS

Apr 05, 2024

Vitamins are the organic substances present in the food which helps to maintain the health and wellness of the body.

Vitamins perform various vital activities in the body like
✓ Strengthening bones
✓ Improving vision
✓ Wound healing
✓ Energy supply
✓ Improves Brain and nervous system health.

There are a total of 13 vitamins which are broadly categorised under two main headings
1. Fat soluble vitamins
2. Water soluble vitamins

Fat soluble vitamins
fat soluble vitamins are stored in the fat tissues or liver. these vitamins are stored in the body for upto 6 months in their deficiency condition.

Fat soluble vitamins are:-
✓ Vit A- Retinol
✓ Vit D - Ergocalciferol
Cholecalciferol
✓ Vit E - Tocopherol
Tocotrienol
✓ Vit K - Phylloquinone
Menaquinone


Water soluble vitamins
These vitamins freely travel through the body. Unused vitamins are eliminated through urine and stool and they are not stored in the body like fat soluble vitamins
Water soluble vitamins are:-
Vit B1- Thiamine
Vit B2- Riboflavin
Vit B3- Niacin and Niacinamide
Vit B5 - Pantothenic acid
Vit B6 - Pyridoxine
Pyridoxamine
Pyridoxol
Vit B7 - Biotin
Vit B9 - Folic acid, Folinic acid.
Vit B12- Cyanocobalamin
Hydroxycobalamin
Methylcobalamin
Vit C - Ascorbic acid