Fat and Water Soluble Vitamins

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Fat and Water Soluble Vitamins
SCI 241
December 16th, 2012

Fat and Water Soluble Vitamins
There are two classifications of vitamins. They are water soluble vitamins and fat soluble vitamins. Fat soluble vitamins are vitamins A, D, E and K. Water soluble vitamins are broken into two complex group vitamins. These vitamins are B and C. 

Vitamins are extremely important in daily nutrient intake. The reason they are so important is because our bodies do not make enough of the vitamin needed or our bodies do not produce the vitamin at all. They are essential for our everyday normal body functions such as cell growth, blood cell production, and hormone and enzyme synthesis. Vitamins can also help towards metabolism boosting and energy, and help support our immune and nervous systems. A person can take in these vitamins by taking a pill or they can get the needed vitamins by eating foods that contain them. The best way is to take in the vitamins by eating the proper foods, because taking a vitamin or supplement with a poor diet will not benefit you as much if you have a poor diet. It is healthy to get your vitamins by eating properly because taking vitamins with fiber, healthy carbohydrates, protein and water is better for boosting overall health. 

Fat soluble vitamins are vitamins stored in our liver and fatty body tissues. They are eliminated slowly than water-soluble vitamins. Overconsumption of these vitamins can be toxic and lead to negative health effects. Fat soluble vitamins are vitamins A,D,E and K. Vitamin A helps to form skin membranes and keep them healthy. This helps increase immunity to infections and is essential for night vision. It also promotes bone and tooth development. Beta carotene is an antioxidant and has been known to protect against cancer. Vitamin D helps with bone and teeth hardening. It increases the absorption of calcium. Vitamin E helps protect vitamin A and C and fatty acids which in turn prevent damage to cell membranes. This...