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Vitamin E – Tocopherol

Olive Oil - Vitamin E

Vitamin E is not a single organic chemical compound but a group of 8 organic compounds which performs certain biological functions. The organic compounds fall under tocopherols and tocotrienols.  The most common forms forms of this vitamin are γ-tocopherol and α-Tocopherol. This is a fat soluble vitamin, and are present in ... Read More »

Vitamin K – Phylloquinone

Vitamin K sources

Vitamin K1 is technically called as Phylloquinone (other form of vitamin K is Vitamin K2 called as  menaquinones ) . It is one of the fat soluble vitamins . The vitamin K is essential for the blood to clot in case of cuts. It helps in the modification of proteins for aiding the blood to coagulate. Vitamin ... Read More »

Vitamin A – Retinol, Carotenoids

Carrot a Good source of Vitamin A

 Vitamin A like few other vitamin is not a single organic chemical compound, instead it is group of different organic compounds which facilitates certain biological functions. Retinol, retinal and four other carotenoids (The carotenes alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, gamma-carotene; and the xanthophyll beta-cryptoxanthin; of which beta carotene is the most important). Vitamin ... Read More »

Vitamin D – Calciferol

Vitamin-D-sources

Vitamin D is technically not a vitamin, as our body can produce it with the help of sunshine, but still it is classified as a vitamin (That is why it is called as ‘sunshine vitamin’). They are actually fat soluble secostreroids. Vitamin D is essential for good bone health and general wellbeing of elder ... Read More »

Vitamin C – Ascorbic Acid

vitamin c

Vitamin C also called as ascorbic acid is the most important of vitamins. It is a non-essential nutrient in many species (which means they can synthesize it in within themselves). However humans and few other animals cannot synthesize it and require regular dietary intake of this vitamin. As said earlier ... Read More »

Vitamin B12 – Cobalamins

Milk Rich in Calcium

Vitamin B12, is also called as cobalamin. it is the last of the B-Complex vitamins and like other B-complex vitamins it is also a water-soluble vitamin. It plays a significant role in proper functioning of our central nervous system. It also aids in proper formation of blood. Like few other ... Read More »

Vitamin B9 – Folic Acid

Green peas - Folic Acid

Folic acid also known as vitamin B9 is a water-soluble vitamin. Folic acid by itself is not a biologically active chemical but it becomes biologically active after a chemical transformation in liver. Human body always has a reserve of folic acid, and this is essential for synthesizing DNA and repairing ... Read More »

Vitamin B7 – Biotin

Leafy Greens - Biotin

Vitamin B7 (previously named as vitamin H) is also called as Biotin or Coenzyme R. Like other B complex vitamins, biotin is a water-soluble vitamin. Vitamin B7 is a coenzyme (Coenzyme R) and aids in the synthesis of fatty acids and amino-acids like isoleucine and valine. It also plays a ... Read More »

Vitamin B5 – Pantothenic Acid

The technical term of vitamin B5 is Pantothenic acid. Vitamin B5 is a water-soluble vitamin. It is a very important vitamin as it is essential for the synthesis of coenzyme-A (CoA), CoA is an enzyme which plays an important role in synthesis and oxidation of fatty acids. Vitamin B5 also ... Read More »

Vitamin B3 – Niacin

Nuts are rich in minerals

Vitamin B3 is technically called Niacin or nicotinic acid. Like other B clomplex vitamins Niacin is a water soluble vitamin. Although all the vitamins are important for a healthy body deficiency of five vitamins (namely Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A and Vitamin D) will result in pandemic ... Read More »

Vitamin B1 – Thiamine

Brown Rice

Vitamin B1 also called as Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin of the B complex. All living organisms from bacteria to humans need thiamine for survival. Lower organisms like bacteria and fungi; and plants synthesize thiamine but other animals and humans cannot synthesize it so it should be consumed for survival. ... Read More »

Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin

Leafy Greens - Biotin

Vitamin B2 is technically called as Riboflavin. It is one of the vitamins which is easily absorbed by the body. It is a very significant vitamin and plays an important role in maintaining goodl health. Most cellular processes depends on Vitamin B2. It got its name from ribose (ribose sugar) ... Read More »