Vitamins विटामिन

A vitamin is an organic compound required by an organism as a vital nutrient in limited amounts. It is discovered by Funk. Vitamins are classified by their biological & chemical activities. Know more about vitamins, their chemical name, sources, disease happens by deficiencies.
Vitamin Chemical Name Solubility Food Sources Deficiency disease
Vitamin A Retinol Fat Orange, carrot, ripe yellow fruits, leafy vegetables, liver Night Blindness
Vitamin B1 Thiamin Water Oatmeal, brown rice, vegetables, potatoes, liver, pork, eggs Beriberi
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin Water Green beans, dairy products, bananas Ariboflavinosis, cracking of lips & skins.
Vitamin B3 Niacin Water Mushrooms, tree-nuts, vegetables,  meat, fish, eggs Pellagra
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid Water Broccoli, avocados, meat Paresthesia, loss of hair colour
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine Water Banana, tree-nuts, vegetables, meat Anemia
Vitamin B7 Biotin Water Peanuts, vegetables, liver, raw egg yolk Dermatitis, loss of hair
Vitamin B9 Folic Acid Water Leafy vegetables, cereal, bread, liver, egg. Anemia, Dysentery
Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin Water Milk, meat Megaloblastic anemia
Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid Water Lemon, orange, tomatoes Scurvy
Vitamin D Cholecalciferol Fat Milk, Fish, liver, egg Rickets (In child)
Osteomalacia (In Adult)
Vitamin E Tocopherol Fat Leafy vegetables, Milk, butter, vegetable oil Hemolytic anemia, loss of fertility
Vitamin K Phylloquinone Fat Green leafy vegetables, tomato, egg. Bleeding diathesis

List of Vitamins with their chemical name & sources

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