What is Vitamins and Its Types, Importance of Vitamin

Vitamins are the micro compounds which are required for our body growth and function. It is not produced in our body and normally available in our regular foods. These elements are necessary to function our internal health and maintaining internal combatable health condition.

Consuming more vitamins from natural food does not cause any issue. But, in today’s situation there are many vitamin supplements are available which may hamper if we take those in excess limit. So, it necessary to understand vitamins and its role to our body. Deficiency of these vitamins can cause many issues to our body functionality.
Mainly Vitamins are categorized into two main groups

Vitamins are also crucial for nurturing our body parts right from bones, skin and blood any many other important tissues. There are 13 types of vitamins available which interacts will cells for regulating many essential body function. There are 3 characteristics of vitamins

  1. It is available in small amount in variety of foods
  2. It is necessary to function our body growth, life cycle
  3. deficiency of vitamins cause many irregularities in our body.


Fat Soluble Vitamins:

These vitamins contains Vitamin A, D, E and Vitamin K.

Vitamin A:

It is mainly used for generating new cells and this act as a powerful antioxidant in our body. It is also used for improving Eye sight, Bone Growth formation. These are available in Palmitate forms.

Source : Carrot, Orange, Banana

Vitamin D:

Vitamin D is very important for for our body this helps in calcium absorption and it is required for health heart, maintaining sugar level, aging, improves immunity power.

Source : Sun Rays

Vitamin E :

It is a antioxidant vitamin, basically supports immunity system, it also helps in blood circulation, defends cell damage and helps in formation of healthy tissues. Vitamin E is also essential for maintaining skin tissues.

Source: Almonds, Nuts, Seeds, Sunflower, Wheatgerm, Soybean Oil, Spinach, Broccoli

Vitamin K :

Also known as “forgotten vitamin”. Well known for its blood clouting capacity. and it plays very important role in making stronger bones and cardiovascular health. These vitamins are hard for body absorption

Source: Mainly found in Spinach, Soybeans, Eggs.

Water Soluble Vitamins

These are which dissolves into water and these vitamins are quickly absorbed into our body. As compare to fat soluble fats these vitamins are carried towards body tissues, but body cannot store them. These vitamins if it is consumed excessively then it gets discharged with water. So it is very important to take these vitamins on regular basis for maintaining health. These vitamins include mainly Vitamin C and B-complex Vitamins (B1, B2,B3,B5,B6,B7,B9 and B12). Part of Vitamin A in its B-carotene form is also considered into water soluble vitamin.

Vitamin C:

It comes under anti-oxidant vitamin, as it does miracles to our body by increasing immunity power. It is also important for our skin, it helps in fighting cold and other infectious diseases. It also promotes cardiovascular health. Reduces wrinkles and makes skin to look toned.

Source: Lemon, Orange, Sweet Lemon, Banana, Mango

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin):

Our body needs energy which is needs Vitamin B1, this vitamin convert food into energy. Makes DNA and RNA t function together. It also facilitates function of heart and healthy nervous system. These vitamins mainly found in whole grains, fish, lean meat, beans

Source: Egg, Peas, Milk, Meat (Lean and organs), Whole grains, Seeds, Nuts, Bread, Legumes

Vitamin B2

(Riboflavin): this Vitamin helps in producing red blood cells and its growth. It also makes healthy muscles, nerve and heart function.

Source: Eggs, Dairy Products, Sprouts, Wheat Germ, Green Leafy, Avocado

Vitamin B3 (Niacin):

This is another vitamin which is required for converting carbohydrates into energy. This vitamin helps in controlling blood cholesterol, makes Skin, Hair, Eye healthy.

Source: Mear, Poultry, Milk, Yeast, Cereals

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic) :

This is one more vitamin which helps to convert food into energy and supports metabolism process, it also aids in overall growth and development. This also helps adrenal glands and it is very important for producing hemoglobin.

Source: Meat, Fish, Grains, Dairy Products, Eggs, Legumes

Vitamin B6(Pyridoxine):

This vitamin is very important for production hormones such as serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin. This vitamin is vital for function of brain, also reduces cardiovascular diseases. Apart from this it is also supports health of nervous system of our body, impunity system and red blood cells

Source : Nuts, Meat, Banana, Avocado, Legumes

Vitamin B7 (Biotin) :

It is an essential and required in small amount but plays a major role  promoting health hairs, skin and nails, cell growth. It is also necessary for metabolism process of protein and carbs. This vitamin also helps in controlling blood sugar levels.

Source : Walnuts, Peanuts, Cauliflower, Meat, Egg Yolks , Banana

Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) :

It is powerful vitamin which is required for central nervous system as well as for its function. It is also required for repairing DNA which are damaged by toxins. It also helps in production of new blood cells. This vitamin is very important for hair strength as well as for making healthy hairs.

Source: Beans, Breads, Cereals, Rice, Pastas, Citrus Fruit, Leafy Vegetables


This Powerful B vitamin, that the body does not produce, has a hand in nerve function and development. It helps to keep blood cells healthy and to produce DNA. It can also aid in the prevention of certain types of anemia. It is the exception to water soluble vitamins as it can be stored in your liver.

It is very crucial vitamin which is required for nerve function and its development. Unfortunately, this vitamin is not produced in our body so, it is required to have intake of this vitamin through various food item. This also makes blood cell healthy for producing DNA. this is the only one exception in water soluble vitamin that it can be stored into liver.

Source : Meat, Eggs, Shellfish, Milk, (Liver and Kidney )Meat i.e. Organ Meat.

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