Vitamins Needed by the Body

Vitamins - any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism.

How do I know I'm getting enough vitamins? As long as you are eating a healthy well balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables and food from the main groups then you should get a good balance of vitamins and minerals that for your body.

Vitamin A - necessary for:

If you lack in Vitamin A it can lead to: Vitamin A is found in:

Vitamin B

Vitamin B is divided into a number of "Complexes"

Vitamin C

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) - necessary for the formation of connective tissue between cells as well as maintenance of the "cement" that secures cells to membranes. A deficiency will lead to scurvy (shallow complexion, loss of energy, pain in legs and joints, bleeding gums, and muscle pain). Vitamin C is found in:

Vitamin D

Necessary for

A deficiency can lead to

Vitamin E

Although the exact function of this vitamin is not clearly understood, it is essential to humans and has been related to the healing of scars. A deficiency is extremely rare, as Vitamin E is found in many foods.

Vitamin K

Normally produced by bacteria in the large intestine, and dietary deficiency is extremely rare unless the intestines are heavily damaged, are unable to absorb the molecule, or are subject to decreased production by normal flora, as seen in broad spectrum antibiotic use.

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