Vitamins and their importance

In this post I will discuss what are vitamins their importance. First of all I would like to define what are vitamins?
Vitamins are organic components in food that are needed in very small amounts for growth and for maintaining good health. The vitamins include vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin A, and vitamin K, or the fat-soluble vitamins, and folate (folic acid), vitamin B12, biotin, vitamin B6, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and vitamin C (ascorbic acid), or the water-soluble vitamins. Vitamins are required in the diet in only tiny amounts, in contrast to the energy components of the diet. The energy components of the diet are sugars, starches, fats, and oils, and these occur in relatively large amounts in the diet.
Vitamins and their importance

Now I will discuss why vitamins are important for are health the following chart will help you to understand the importance of vitamins.

Vitamin A

Supports vision,skin,bone and tooth growth, immunity and reproduction.

B1 (thiamin)

Supports energy metabolism and nerve function.

B2 (riboflavin)

Supports energy metabolism,normal vision and skin health.

B3 (niacin)

Releases energy from foods.

Vitamin B6

Also known as pyridoxine is necessary to balance the hormonal changes in women, assists in the growth of new cells and the functioning of the immune system, converting food into energy, and in controlling moods, behavior.

 Vitamin B 7 or Biotin

Also known as vitamin H. Helps in the treatment of baldness and slows progression of hair turning gray. Also helps with brittle nails and acts as a mild muscle pain reliever. This vitamin is water soluble.

 Vitamin B9

Also called folic acid. Supports DNA formation and new cell formation.

 Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Can increase energy levels. Helps with anemia (lack of iron) by forming and repairing red blood cells. It also aides in memory and concentration, as well as keeping our nervous system in check. This vitamin is water soluble.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

 As most people are aware, this vitamin helps with the common cold and other viral infections by aiding our immune system. Can also reduce levels of cholesterol in our blood. Even works as a mild laxative. This vitamin is water soluble.

Vitamin D

It promotes the calcium and phosphorous that are vital in forming and maintaining strong bones.It may also be involved in regulating cell growth and maintaining a healthy immune system.

Vitamin E

Supports formation of red blood cells, muscles and tissues.

Vitamin K

This vitamin plays an essential role in the production of coagulation proteins, meaning that it is responsible for regulating the ability of the blood to clot.

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