TYPES OF VITAMINS

Vitamins are essential nutrients found in foods. They are required in limited amounts. Basically, the name ‘Vitamin’ is given to an organic chemical compound that cannot be synthesized by an organism in sufficient quantities and can only be obtained through the diet. Hence, the term vitamin is conditional upon the circumstances and the particular organism. A good Example is ascorbic acid (one form of vitamin C), which is an important vitamin for humans, but not for most other animal organisms. Vitamins perform certain physiological functions which aid in the regulation of metabolism, prevention of chronic diseases (as seen in heart disease and cancer), and maintenance of normal appetite, mental health, and immunity. To effectively maintain your health system, it is recommended that you ensure to have the needed daily intake of vitamin in your diet; otherwise, it may result to being deficient of any of the vitamins.

But then, there are two main groups of vitamins: The fat soluble vitamins and the water soluble vitamins. Fat soluble vitamins can be stored in the body but excessive water soluble vitamin are easily being removed from the body mostly in our urine, therefore, its regular intake is recommended to avoid having its deficiency. And yes! The importance of vitamins as vital organic compounds required by all living organisms but in minute quantities remains incontestable. Currently, there are 13vitamins and they include:

FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS

Vitamin A

Vitamin D

Vitamin E

Vitamin K

WATER SOLUBLE VITAMINS

Vitamin C

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B2

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B5

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B7

Vitamin B9

Vitamin B12

This section is basically aimed at revealing more insights to what these vitamins are all about. More detailed explanation about each particular vitamin as well as its uses has been carefully explained. This will undoubtedly serve as guide as you go on with your daily vitamin intake.

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