As a nutrient vitamins are necessary for our body’s health. We can take these vitamins from different sources. These sources are the green leafy and yellow vegetable, fruits, legumes, nuts, cereals, eggs, milk, fish and poultry products as well as other glandular organs of animals.
Vitamins are classified into two, the fat soluble and the water soluble. The fat soluble includes Vitamin A, D, E and K and the water soluble includes Vitamins C, B complex that includes thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, pyridoxine, cobalamine, panthotenic and choline,folic acid, inositol, as well as biotin.
Vitamin D promotes the development of the bones and teeth.. It facilitates the proper absorption of calcium as well as phosphorus.
Vitamin E or the tocopherol is necessary for the prevention of hemolysis or anemia as well as for the cellular perspiration.
Vitamin K is also necessary for the coagulation of the blood. It maintain the prothrombin level in the blood plasma.
Vitamin B1 also called as thiamine helps us to maintain good appetites, as well muscle tone and normal functioning of the nerves.
Vitamin B2 or riboflavin for the metabolism of protein, fat and carbohydrates. This vitamins helps us to maintain the health of the skin, the normal vision, the tongue and the mouth.
Niacin is also important specially in the body’s metabolism. Vitamin B6 also called as the pyridoxine serves as catalyst in urea production, as well as the synthesis of fatty acids and the conversion of niacin from trytophan.
The Panthothenic acid is also essential in maintaining normal growth, as well as healthy skin. It is also essential for the metabolism of fat, protein and carbohydrates.