A vitamin is an organic molecule found in small amounts in the diet, the lack of which causes overt symptoms. Vitamins can not be manufactured by humans and must by obtained by ingesting plants and bacteria. One exception is Vitamin D, which can be synthesized in the skin following exposure to sunlight.
List of vitamins[edit | edit source]
- Vitamin B1 - Thiamine
- Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3 - Niacin
- Vitamin B5 - Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxal-5'-Phosphate
- Vitamin B7 - Biotin
- Vitamin B9 - Folate
- Vitamin B12 - Cobalamin
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- ↑ "Vitamins". Linus Pauling Institute. April 22, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
- ↑ "Vitamin". The Free Dictionary.
- ↑ "24.7 Nutrition and Diet". Anatomy and Physiology. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. April 25, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
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