Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 The active forms of this Vitamin in the body are nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP). The body has the ability to make these from either nicotinic acid or nicotinamide, but no ability to make the nicotinic acid or nicotinamide in the first place (except from tryptophan – see below), making it a Read More

Vitamin B5

Vitamin-B5 Vitamin B5 The principal biological role known for pantothenic acid is that it forms part of co-enzyme A. This co-enzyme is involved (as explained under the heading of Vitamin B1 above) in the body’s utilization of pyruvic acid (derived from carbohydrate). It is also deeply involved in the breakdown and synthesis of fatty acid. It is therefore a fourth Read More

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 The principal known role in the body for Vitamin B6 is connected with the handling of amino acids; it plays a necessary part in the synthesis of the non essential amino acids and in the interconversion and breakdown of amino acids generally. The effects of deficiency are related to this known role; these are described as ‘acrodynia’ Read More

Vitamin C

Vitamin C Biochemically, Vitamin C belongs to a class of substances called antioxidants. These all have the same basic characteristic that they protect cell structures that are vulnerable to damage from oxygen and particularly from some chemical entities that are called \free radicals\, which are highly reactive and which occur a great deal in fried food, in cigarette smoke Read More

Vitamin D

Vitamin D Vitamin D is very well known as the vitamin with an action that permits efficient calcium absorption from the gut and deposition of bone mineral. Inherently, then it helps to combat osteoporosis and osteomalacia in adults and rickets in children. The first widely recognised source was cod liver oil. Then it was realised that Vitamin D can Read More

Vitamin E

Vitamin E Although Vitamin E was first recognised as a factor required in rodents for fertility, this did not happen in the same way in humans. The main known biochemical role of Vitamin E is as an antioxidant just as has already been discussed for Vitamin C, and in this role it works best with the mineral, selenium. It Read More

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