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Vitamins

Vitamins are one of the essential nutrient groups required by our body to help it function. They are normally derived from the food that we eat, but if we do not follow a balanced diet we could become deficient in one or more vitamins. This could lead to illness and susceptibility to disease.

The main vitamins needed by our body are A, B, C, D, E & K. Each type of vitamin has a specific task: -

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin found in liver, carrots, yellow fruits and dairy products. It keeps our eyes healthy, allowing us to see in the dark, as well as helping us to grow.

There are four types of vitamin B that our body needs - B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B6 (pyridoxine), and B12 (cobalamin). B1 is important as it keeps our heart and muscles strong. B2 keeps our skin, nails, hair, lips and tongue in good condition. B6 again keeps our skin healthy as well as helping our body absorb carbohydrates and proteins. B12 is vital for the formation of healthy red blood cells that carry oxygen to our organs and muscles.

Vitamin C helps our body heal from injury, whilst vitamin D is essential to keep our teeth and bones strong and healthy. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and vitamin K performs a critical blood clotting function preventing us from bleeding to death if we cut ourselves.

For more information on vitamins please use the resources on our site.

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