Benefits of Vitamins – The Vital Need of the Body!!


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Vitamins are vital for the growth and development of the body. Vitamin C and all of the B vitamins are water soluble vitamins. Vitamin A, D, E and K are fat soluble vitamins.


Vitamins are vital for the growth and development of the body. There are mainly two types of vitamins –
Water soluble vitamins and Fat soluble vitamins.

Water Soluble Vitamins
Vitamin C and all of the B vitamins are water soluble vitamins. They circulate freely in the blood. Water soluble vitamins are vulnerable to losses during cooking as they can easily leach into the cooking water. These are not toxic when consumed in food.

Antioxidant Vitamins
Antioxidant vitamins protect the body from the attack of free radicals. So they are necessary for building the immunity of the body. There are three antioxidant vitamins:

Vitamin C - Click here!
Vitamin A - Click here!
Vitamin E - Click here!

The B Vitamins – the Energy Vitamins
Vitamin B1 - Click Here!
Vitamin B2- Click here!
Vitamin B3 - Click here!

Vitamin B5 - Click here!
Vitamin B6 - Click here!
Vitamin B 12 - Click here!

Principal Functions of B Vitamins
1. Energy production
2. Conversion of amino acids
3. Synthesis of fatty acids and hormones
4. Antioxidant protection
5. Helps to heal stress and depression

Deficiency Symptoms of B Vitamins
1. Cracks at the corner of the mouth
2. Sore and red tongue
3. Skin problems
4. Emotional disturbance and stress

The best way to avoid a deficiency of B vitamins is to eat a varied diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, wholegrain, legumes, nuts and seeds.

The B vitamins are synergistic, which mean that they work together. Ensure that you take vitamin B1, B2 and B6 in roughly equal quantity. The vitamin B complex is vital for the synthesis of fatty acids. They help us make and control cholesterol in the body. They are needed to synthesize steroid hormones such as melatonin, the sleep hormone.

Fat Soluble Vitamins
Fat soluble vitamins are found in the liver and fatty tissue of the body where they are stored and used. These are not destroyed through cooking water. There are four fat soluble vitamins:

Vitamin A, E.

Vitamin D -
Vitamin K -

All these vitamins are necessary for the proper physical development and growth. A balanced and nutritious diet is must to get all these vitamins.

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Last edited:
Oct 9, 2013
Vitamins have its own benefit in our diet. You can avoid any vitamin. It's necessary to add all vitamin in our diet.

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