A -- Retinol - A deficiency causes Night-blindness. Also
important in genetic health and reduces risk of heart disease. Sources
include liver and leafy greens.
B1 - Thiamine - Aids the break down of carbohydrates and fats for
the release of energy.
B2 - Riboflavin is also needed for the body's production of energy.
B3 - Niacin - Pellagra other problems
B5 - Pantothenic acid
B6 - Is needed for protein synthesis and production of
red blood cells
B6 - Pyridoxine - Anemia peripheral neuropathy
B7 - Biotin - Deficiency can result in scurvy and eczema. It is
found in Liver, Soya and Lentils - Also sometimes known as Vitamin H
B9 - Folic Acid - Essential
in pregnancy, a deficiency can cause birth defects. Implicated in
disorders ranging from heart disease to dementia
B12 - Cyanocobalamin - anemia results from a deficiency. Severe
deficiency results in brain atrophy. Important in old age.
C - Ascorbic Acid - Found in fruit, most commonly citrus fruits;
oranges lemons, limes. In the 18th century was used to prevent scurvy
D - Calciferol - A deficiency can cause rickets and bone disease.
Found in oily fish liver and eggs
E - Tocopherol - Vitamin E
K - Required for blood coagulation and bone growth also
vein and artery health
Note that some medical
professionals advise that supplementation with multivitamins is not
necessary for people eating a healthy and complete diet, however
Vegetarians are frequently deficient in Vitamin B12 and iodine
deficiency has been found in relatively large numbers of young people in the UK. Drinking very pure
also result in some deficiencies. People living in countries with low
light levels in winter often benefit from additional Vitamin D,
those with darker skin colouration. DE
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