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Vitamins (water-soluble) (function)


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Vitamin B1 - Thiamine
Generation of energy from carbohydrates. Essential for the proper functioning of heart, nervous system and muscle coordination
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
Aids in carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. Co-enzyme and oxidation agent in energy production. Promotes growth, needed for healthy eyes, hair, skin and nails
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
Required for fat, carbohydrate and protein metabolism (co-enzyme NAD). Aids in brain function, keeps nervous system healthy
Vitamin B5 – Pantothenic acid
Essential for metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and protein and to make fatty acids and cholesterol. Component of co-enzyme A
Vitamin B7 - Biotin
Essential for energy production (CHO) and the metabolism of fats and protein. Required for healthy skin and hair.
Vitamin B9 – Folate
Works with B12 to protect and develop the nervous system, production of RNA and DNA. Needed to produce red blood cells for babies in utero
Vitamin B12 - Cobalamin
Forms and generates red blood cells, needed for DNA synthesis, maintains a healthy nervous system (maintenance of myelin sheaths)
Vitamin C – Ascorbic acid
Antioxidant, collagen production. Required for healthy skin, bones, cartilage, teeth and blood vessels. Promotes healing, aids iron absorption