Types of Vitamins

Types-of-Vitamins
Water-soluble Vitamins
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
- Helps to break down food into energy
- Needed for normal functioning of nerves
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
- Helps in the release of energy from food
- Needed for growth and development
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
- Helps in the release of energy from carbohydrates
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
- Needed to produce and break down amino acids
- Vitamin B9 (Folate/Folic acid)
- Helps in the release of energy from amino acids
- Helps to form new cells and genetic materials (DNA)
- Works with vitamin B12
- Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
- Needed to form red blood cells
- Needed for normal functioning of nerves
- Needed to maintain the enzymes system
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
- Acts as an antioxidant
- Needed to form proteins
- Helps the body to absorb iron from cereals and dark green vegetables
Fat-soluble Vitamins
- Vitamin A (Retinol)
- Needed for healthy vision and skin
- Provides resistance against infections
- Needed for growth and development
- Acts as an antioxidant
- Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)
- Helps to form strong bones and teeth
- Helps the body to absorb
calcium and phosphorus
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
- Acts as an antioxidant
- For healthy nerves and muscles
- Vitamin K (Naphthoquinone)
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