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Saturday, November 16, 2013

The characteristic of vitamins;

Why a chronic overdose of fatty-soluble vitamins can cause risk of poisoning?

Which are fatty-soluble vitamins?

What are vitamins and their virtues?

Vitamins present in foods in small quantities, they are micro-nutrients, which have no energy value. Although vitamins are not directly involved in the development of tissues but they are essential to health, because they allow for numerous biochemical reactions occur, to ensure the proper functioning of the body. 

Vitamin groups

There are two groups of vitamins; hydro soluble or those which are soluble in water and fatty soluble or those which are soluble in fatty substances. 

Water-soluble vitamins:

1.    These vitamins include vitamins C, B and p. 
2.    Most of these vitamins are found in foods of plant origin and are quickly eliminated by the body in the urine and sweat. 
3.    Their intake of food is most effective when distributed throughout the day. 
4.    It is excepted from this rule vitamin B12, which is a substance found in foods of animal origin, whereas the liver can store it for several years. 
5.    Most B vitamins are found in the same foods and act in a complementary manner in the body. 
6.    And also vitamins C and P are present often in the same foods.

Fatty-soluble vitamins:

1.    A, D, E, F and K are also found in foods of animal origin, as well as vegetables. 
2.    They are stored by the body; this is why a chronic overdose of fatty-soluble vitamins, especially A and D, can cause real risk of poisoning. That is why we must consult doctor or pharmacist when taking the supplement containing these vitamins. 
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