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Vitamins in our body

What is Vitamin?

Vitamins are organic compounds that need in small quantities in our body but much important. Most vitamins are come from food because the body either does not produce them or produces very little. Our body needs Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, C, D, E and K.

What is Vitamin A?

Vitamin A is fat-soluble, mainly essential for eyes. Diseases of night blindness and keratomalacia can be a cause of deficiency of vitamin A. The source of vitamin A are carrots, broccoli, sweet potatoes, butter, spinach, pumpkins, collard greens, some cheeses, eggs, apricots and milk etc.

What is Vitamin B1?

Vitamin B1 is water soluble. It produces various enzymes which helps to break down blood sugar. Beriberi and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome disease can be cause of Deficiency of vitamin B1. We can take Vitamin B1 from yeast, pork, cereal grains, sunflower seeds, brown rice, whole grain, cauliflower, potatoes, oranges, and eggs etc.

What is Vitamin B2?

Vitamin B2 is water soluble. It is essential for the growth and development of body cells and helps metabolize food.Inflammation of lips and fissures in the mouth can be cause of Vitamin B2. The source of Vitamin B2 are bananas, milk, yogurt, meat, eggs, fish and green beans etc.

What is Vitamin B3?

Vitamin B3 is water-soluble. It helps niacin for the cells to grow and work correctly. Due to low level of VItamin B3 causes of diarrhea, skin changes and intestinal upset. Chicken, beef, tuna, salmon, milk, eggs, tomatoes, leafy vegetables, broccoli, carrots, nuts and tofu are the rich source of Vitamin B3.

What is Vitamin B5?

Vitamin B5 is water soluble. It is important for producing energy and hormones. The rich source of vitamin B5 are meat, whole grains, broccoli, avocado and yogurt.

What is Vitamin B6?

Vitamin B6 is water soluble. It is mainly important for the formation of red blood cells. Deficiency of Vitamin B6 can be cause of anemia and peripheral neuropathy. level of Vitamin B6 can be balanced by intake chickpeas, beef, bananas and nuts etc.

What is Vitamin B7?

Vitamin B7 is water soluble. It enables the body to metabolize proteins, fats and carbohydrates. It also contributes to keratin which much needed protein for the skin, hair and nails. Its deficiency may cause dermatitis or inflammation of the intestines. We can intake egg yolk, broccoli, spinach, and cheese to maintain the balance of vitamin B7 in body.

What is Vitamin B9?

Vitamin B9 is water soluble. It is much needed for making DNA and RNA. During pregnancy, this can affect the fetus’s nervous system. Doctors recommend folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy. People should include these leafy vegetables, peas, legumes, sunflower seeds and fruits in thier food.

What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is water soluble. Vitamin 12 is very necessary for healthy nervous system in body. Deficeincy of Vitamin B12 is cause of neurological problems. Doctors always suggest to include fish, meat, eggs, milk and dairy products in their food.

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is water soluble. It contributes to bone formation and wound healing. It also supports to immune system, body absorb the iron, strengthens the blood vessels and acts as an antioxidant. Lack of vitamin c may scurvy disease in body, in this disease can be bleeding gums, a loss of teeth, poor tissue and much slow wound healing. We can take vegetables and Fruits which have citric acid can include in our food.

What is Vitamin D?

vitamin D is fat soluble. It is necessary for the strong bone. Due to lack of vitamin D can be rickets and osteomalacia disease. Sun is main source of Vitamin D and other sources are Fish, eggs, beef and mushrooms.

What is Vitamin E?

Deficiency of Vitamin E may cause hemolytic anemia in newborn babies. The rich source of Vitamin E are kiwis, almonds, eggs, nuts, leafy greens and vegetable oils.

What is Vitamin K?

Vitamin K is fat soluble. It is necessary for blood clotting in body. Due to lack of Vitamin K bleeding happens. always need to include foods like leafy greens, pumpkins and figs.