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Niacin (Vitamin B3)

Niacin (nicotinic acid) is a B vitamin that’s used to turn carbohydrates into energy, in the body. It is water-soluble, and so is not stored in the body. So we need a continuous supply of such vitamins in the diet. Severe deficiency of niacin in the diet causes the disease Pellagra, which is characterized by […]

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E refers to a group of eight fat-soluble compounds that include, both tocopherol and tocotreinol. It is found in many foods including vegetable oils, cereals, meat, poultry, eggs, fruits, vegetables, and wheat germ oil. It is also available as a supplement. stops the production of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), formed when fat undergoes oxidation.

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Vitamin D3

Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids, responsible for enhancing intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate. It is both a nutrient we eat and a hormone our bodies make. The biggest dietary sources of vitamin D are fortified foods and vitamin supplements. Good sources include dairy products and breakfast cereals (both of which are

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C or L-Ascorbic acid is a water soluble vitamin which plays an important role in the well maintenance of health and life . It is best known for its potentiality in keeping the immune system activated and fighting against diseases. Functions Deficiency A severe form of Vitamin C deficiency is called as Scurvy, which

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Folic Acid

Folic Acid is a water-soluble B vitamin and the leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body through the urine. So body needs a continuous supply of the vitamin in the foods you eat, as it can’t store the vitamin. Health Benefits of Folic Acid Foods rich in Folic Acid It occurs naturally in leafy

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Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin. The active form, pyridoxil phosphate(PLP), is a co factor in many reactions of amino acid metabolism, including transamination, deamination, and decarboxylation. It is also necessary for the enzymatic reaction governing the release of glucose and glycogen. Health Benefits of Vitamin B6 Synthesis of essential molecules The amino acids, building

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