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Vitamin A Retinoic acid, or Vitamin A, is an essential human nutrient referring to a family of similarly shaped molecules called the retinoids. Its discovery dates back to research done in 1906, which indicated that factors other than carbohydrates, proteins, and fats were necessary to keep cattle healthy. Vitamin A was independently discovered by Elmer McCollum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Lafayette Mendel and Thomas Osborne at Yale University. It was named due to the fact that...

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VITAMINS Introduction Vitamins are organic food substances found only in living things, i.e. plants and animals. They are essential for our bodies to function properly, for growth, energy and for our general well-being. With very few exceptions the human body cannot manufacture or synthesize vitamins. They must be supplied in our diet or in man-made dietary supplements. Some people believe that vitamins can replace food, but that is incorrect. In fact, vitamins cannot be assimilated without...

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Vitamins Vitamins are vital organic nutrients essential to over all health and are needed for cells and fluids in the body. They are found in all the foods that we eat, and must be consumed in small quantities since our bodies cannot make them. They are also available in dietary supplements, but those are only suggested if necessary, like if the body is not getting enough vitamins from food. Even though vitamins do not supply energy as carbohydrates, fats and proteins do, they are vital because...

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Vitamin K

Vitamin & Mineral Project Sundria Carroll February 22nd, 2011 Diet 1310 650 Brenda Speight, Instructor Vitamin K Vitamins are a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism, found in minute amounts in natural foods or sometimes produced synthetically. Vitamins help our bodies metabolize nutrients and grow cells. They come in two forms: those tat dissolve in water (vitamins B & C) and those that are absorbed and stored in fat (vitamins A, D, E...

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Vitamin B. Vitamin

Vitamins In the early 20th century the discovery of vitamins began. Today there is a chance that there are some vitamins that are still undiscovered. The definition of vitamin is: one of several substances necessary for animal nutrition, and occurring in minute quantities in natural foods; numerous types have been distinguished, and designated by the letters of the alphabet. Each and every living animal needs vitamins to grow and be healthy. Since the human body can t produce...

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Micronutrients: Vitamin B Vitamin

Mariam Haider Micronutrients Vitamins Written Task Design Brief; Foods are not ‘pure’ substances. Although referred to as protein foods, or carbohydrate foods, this only recognized the food to be high in a particular nutrient. In fact, foods are mixtures of different nutrients and other chemical substances such as toxins, pigments and additives. Protein, carbohydrates and fat are regarded as macronutrients due to the size of their molecules. These nutrients are needed in large quantities...

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Vitamin B6 Case Study

Top Vitamins for Bodybuilders: Biotin: There's a limited amount of sports nutrition research on Biotin, it makes our top list because it has critical functions in amino acid metabolism and the production of energy from many sources. It also may be one vitamin that some bodybuilders have trouble when attempting to maintain an adequate supply. Reason bodybuilders may have difficulty with Biotin is because it can be blocked by a substance. Biotin In our Foods: Avidin is found in raw egg whites,...

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History and Functions of Vitamin B2

Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2 is an easily absorbed micronutrient with a key role in maintaining health in humans and animals. It is the central component of the cofactors FAD and FMN, and is therefore required by all flavoproteins. As such, vitamin B2 is required for a wide variety of cellular processes. It plays a key role in energy metabolism, and for the metabolism of fats, ketone bodies, carbohydrates, and proteins. It is also used as an orange-red food colour additive, designated in...

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Fat and Water Soluble Vitamins

Fat and Water Soluble Vitamins Every day, your body produces skin, muscle, and bone. It churns out rich red blood that carries nutrients and oxygen to remote outposts, and it sends nerve signals skipping along thousands of miles of brain and body pathways. It also formulates chemical messengers that shuttle from one organ to another, issuing the instructions that help sustain your life. To do all this, your body requires raw materials. These include vitamins that your body needs but cannot manufacture...

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vitamin d

Vitamin D Vitamin D: Wonder Pill or Overkill? Wouldn’t it be great if one vitamin could build stronger bones and protect against diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, and depression? Or even help you lose weight? Researchers have high hopes for vitamin D -- which comes from our skin's reaction to sunlight, a few foods, and supplements. Learn the facts in the slides ahead … and see who's at risk for a "D" deficiency. Vitamin D Boosts Bone Health Vitamin D is critical for strong...

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