Vitamins And their Importance

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                               VITAMIN AND THEIR IMPORTANCE

Vitamins are the organic compounds that are essential in small amount for health of human. They are useful for health. And in absence of any vitamin or deficiency create serious problems to human health.

Following is a list of some common vitamin.

                                     Important Vitamins

 Name                                                Function in the body

Vitamin A (Beta Carotene)           Increases the growth and repair of body tissues; decreases the  susceptibility to infections; helps in teeth and bone formation; maintains smooth skin

Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin)                  Increase growth and muscle tone; helps in the optimum functioning of the muscles, heart, and nervous system; helps in digestion of carbohydrates

Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)                              Maintains good vision and healthy skin, hair, and nails; assists in formation of antibodies and red blood cells; aids in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism

Vitamin B-3 (Niacinamide)           Reduces cholesterol levels in the blood; maintains healthy skin, tongue, and digestive system; improves blood circulation; increases energy

Vitamin B-5         Fortifies white blood cells; helps the body's resistance to stress; builds cells

Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)               Helps in the synthesis and breakdown of amino acids and the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates; supports the central nervous system; maintains healthy skin

Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamin)             Increase growth in children; protect from anemia by producing red blood cells; helps in the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates; maintains healthy nervous system

Biotin                                               Helps in the metabolism of fats and proteins; improve the health of skin

Choline Folic Acid (Folate, Folacin)            Helps the liver eliminate toxins Promotes the growth and reproduction of body cells; aids in the formation of red blood cells and bone marrow

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)              One of the major antioxidants; necessary for healthy teeth, bones and gums; facilitate  healing wounds, scars and fractures; increases the immune system; assists in the prevention and treatment of the common cold; prevents scurvy

Vitamin D                                        Increase the absorption of calcium and phosphorous ; regulates the nervous system

Vitamin E                                          A good antioxidant; provides oxygen to blood; gives nourishment to cells; protect clotting of blood; reduce the rate of cellular age

Vitamin K (Menadione)              Protect from inside bleeding; decreases the flow of heavy menstrual

 A more animated view of understanding the importance of vitamin is as follows.


A chart below is showing the diet containing different minerals and vitamins.


The intake amounts of vitamins are as follows.

Deficiency of any vitamin create problem for human health. Vitamin B12 is responsible for maintaining the nervous and red blood system in human body. And its deficiency creates the nervous problems.


There are number of problems produced due to the deficiency of vitamin like RICKETS, SCURVY AND BERIBERI etc. So take healthy diet which is rich in all vitamins to live healthy and strong.