What do we know about vitamins ?
Vitamins And Dietary Supplements / / May 13, 2016
General information about vitamins
Vitamin - is an organic compound human body needs in small amounts.The organic compound called vitamin, only when it can not be synthesized in sufficient quantities by an organism and is supplied through food.
Thus, the term vitamin conditional and depend on characteristics of the organism.For example Vitamin C is a vitamin for humans, but for many other animals it just a chemical compound does not affect the work of the body.Vitamin D is necessary only person in some cases.In addition, vitamins are not inorganic minerals, which are also required by the body.Vitamins are classified by their chemical and biological activity, and not by their structure.
importance of eating certain foods has been known for a long time to identify the first vitamin.Even the ancient Egyptians knew that you must have a liver to cure night blindness.We now know that this disease is caused by a lack of vitamin A, which is very much contained in the liver.In the Midd
water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins
Vitamins are divided into water-soluble and fat-soluble.Vitamins A, D, E, K are fat-soluble vitamins, B vitamins and vitamin C are water-soluble.Water-soluble vitamins are retained in the body for a short time, so you need to constantly consume foods containing them.Many types of water-soluble vitamins are synthesized by bacteria.Fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed by the body through the gastrointestinal tract with the help of lipids.Unlike water-soluble vitamins, they accumulate in the body and may lead to an excess of hypervitaminosis.