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Encyclopedia > Fat soluble vitamins

It is convenient to divide the vitamins into a fat-soluble or water-soluble group. The fat-soluble vitamins, namely vitamins A, D, E and K, are mostly found in fatty foods and fish-liver oils. They are particularly rich in vitamins A and D. This means that a certain amount of fat is needed in the diet to help the body absorb these vitamins. Vitamins A and D are also found in human liver and if the diet contains more vitamin A or D than is immediately required the surplus is stored in the liver. Enough of these vitamins is stored in the liver of a well-nourished person to satisfy the body's needs for several months if they are absent from the diet. If the diet contains too much vitamin A or D, however, the surplus will accumulate in the liver and may be harmful. Such excessive intakes are less likely to result from over-eating than through over-enthusiastic use of vitamin pills or dietary supplements. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Retinol (Vitamin A) For the record label, see Vitamin Records A vitamin is an organic compound required in tiny amounts for essential metabolic reactions in a living organism. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Retinol (Vitamin A) Vitamins are nutrients required in very small amounts for essential metabolic reactions in the body [1]. The term vitamin does not encompass other essential nutrients such as dietary minerals, essential fatty acids, or essential amino acids. ... Retinol (Vitamin A) Vitamins are nutrients required in very small amounts for essential metabolic reactions in the body [1]. The term vitamin does not encompass other essential nutrients such as dietary minerals, essential fatty acids, or essential amino acids. ... Vitamin A is an essential human nutrient. ... Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that contributes to the maintenance of normal levels of calcium and phosphorus in the bloodstream. ... Tocopherol, or vitamin E, is a fat-soluble vitamin in eight forms that is an important antioxidant. ... Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone). ... Retinol (Vitamin A) Vitamins are nutrients required in very small amounts for essential metabolic reactions in the body [1]. The term vitamin does not encompass other essential nutrients such as dietary minerals, essential fatty acids, or essential amino acids. ... Depending on context, a supplement can refer to: a nutritional supplement taken by people to enhance their diets; it can include vitamins, minerals, fiber, and/or protein, among other additives; bodybuilding supplements, a specific subset of nutritional supplements taken by those wishing to gain muscle mass the pet or livestock...


Reference & Further Reading

Fox. B & Cameron. A, 1995, Food Science, Nutrition & Health, 6th Edition, Edward Arnold, London


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