: Vitamins

  • April 9, 2014 10:01 PM

    Vitamin D: food sources, functions, side effects and daily dosing

    Vitamins are needed for healthy and perfect life. Without these vitamins life will be dull and handicapped. Vitamin D belongs to a group of fat soluble vitamins and the other group is water soluble vitamins. Mostly human body cannot synthesize vitamins, but vitamin D is unique in this respect as it can be synthesized internally. The most important compounds in vitamin D group are vitamin D1 (cholecalciferol) and vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol).

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  • April 9, 2014 1:17 AM

    Vitamin K: food sources, functions, side effects and daily dosing

    Did you take your vitamins today? Why your body needs them? Vitamins maintain a level of nutrition in your body. Small amount of these organic compounds helps smooth functioning of metabolic processes in human body. An adequate intake of vitamins is important as deficiency of vitamins can cause complicated diseases in human body There are thirteen recognized vitamins. Each vitamin shows different biological activities in human body.

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  • April 1, 2014 3:41 AM

    Vitamin B complex: food sources, functions, side effects and daily dosing

    Vitamins are essential components of the diet we eat, that much we all know. Further, vitamins are divided into two groups depending upon the ability of human body to store them: fat soluble and water soluble vitamins. Fat soluble vitamins can be stored in body in an adequate amount. Water soluble vitamins, on the other hand, are excreted from the body and they need to be taken from diet on regular basis. Of all the water soluble vitamins that we know today, majority belongs to the family of vitamin B.

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  • April 1, 2014 12:59 AM

    Vitamin A: food sources, functions, side effects and daily dosing

    Vitamins are organic substances, required in small amounts in the diet for growth, maintenance and normal functions of body tissues. They can be either fat soluble or water soluble. Vitamin A is defined as a group of nutritional unsaturated organic compounds. It includes retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, carotenes (alpha carotenes, beta carotenes and gamma carotenes).

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  • March 18, 2014 2:14 AM

    Vitamin E: food sources, functions, side effects and daily dosing

    The concept of healthy life is incomplete without vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and minerals are an indispensable component of a healthy, nutritious and balanced diet. Like other vitamins, vitamin E is also required for the normal growth and the maintenance of various body functions. The active components of vitamin E are eight fat soluble compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. The most abundant amongst these tocopherols is alpha-tocopherol.

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  • March 15, 2014 5:54 AM

    Vitamin C: food sources, functions, side effects and daily dosing

    Vitamins are organic molecules that are necessary for proper growth and functioning of human body. Vitamins actually act as “catalyst”. This means they speed up various chemical reactions taking place inside human body. Although vitamins are required by body only in small amount, yet their deficiency can result in impaired growth and a number of medical complications.

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