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Vitamins for Health - What & Why Do We Need These ?

Vitamins are called organic as they contain carbon.

All you need to know about Vitamins

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Nov 2020 9:11 AM GMT

Vitamins Benefits - Here's what you must know

Human body is not capable of producing enough vitamins so such nutrients are consumed from certain food or food supplements which come in the form of tablets, capsule or syrup and is popularly referred to as vitamins. Vitamins are an organic compound which is needed in a minimum quantity to develop the sustainability of life. Vitamin is organic because it comprises of carbon. Vitamin requirements are not the same for everyone. There are different kinds of vitamins that play different roles and vitamin intake varies from person to person, ailments if any and is administered according to the age of an individual. Vitamins are either water-soluble or fat-soluble.

Fat-soluble vitamins: Fat-soluble are vitamins A, D, E, and K which are accumulated inside the fatty tissues of the body, as well as the liver and, are reserved for more time in our body.

Water-soluble vitamins: Water-soluble vitamins are Vitamin C and B which are incapable of staying inside the body for more time as they get excreted in the urine.

Types of Vitamins:

List of the following vitamin types...

• Vitamin A:

Vitamin deficiency: Night-blindness

Vitamin source: Broccoli, carrot, spinach, butter

• Vitamin B:

Vitamin Deficiency: Beri-beri

Vitamin source: yeast, potatoes, orange, eggs.

• Vitamin B2

Deficiency: ariboflavinosis

Source: yogurt, meat, eggs, fish, green beans

• Vitamin B3

Deficiency: pellagra, mental disturbance.

Source: tomatoes, broccoli, carrots, green leafy vegetables and sweet potatoes,

• Vitamin B5

Deficiency: paresthesia also called "pins and needles."

Source: meats, whole-grains, broccoli, avocados

• Vitamin B6

Deficiency: anemia and peripheral neuropathy

Source: meats, whole-grains, bananas, nuts, and vegetables.

• Vitamin B7

Deficiency: dermatitis or inflammation

Source: egg yolk, some vegetables, and liver.

• Vitamin B9

Deficiency: Birth complications during pregnancy

Source: leafy vegetables, liver, legumes, baker's yeast.

• Vitamin B12

Deficiency: megaloblastic anemia

Source: fish, , meat, shellfish, poultry eggs, milk

• Vitamin C

Deficiency: megaloblastic anemia

Source: certain vegetables and fruits.

• Vitamin D

Deficiency: rickets, osteomalacia

Source: eggs, beef liver, fatty fish and mushrooms.

• Vitamin E

Deficiency: hemolytic anemia in babies.

Source: almonds, avocado, Kiwi fruit, eggs, nuts, milk.

• Vitamin K

Deficiency: bleeding diathesis

Source: avocado, kiwi fruit, green leafy vegetables,

Diseases due to Deficiency of Nutrients

Vitamin disease which is anemia is caused when you don't have adequate healthy red blood cells which are for the reason of the low amount of vitamins.

It's better to get evaluated by a doctor to treat anemia and take the necessary supplements and maintain a sound diet.


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