Vitamins (Water Soluble)
By: Jacob Smith
What is it?
A vitamin is an organic compound required by organisms as a vital nutrient in limited amounts. An organic chemical compound (or related set of compounds) is called a vitamin when it cannot be synthesized in sufficient quantities by an organism, and must be obtained from the diet. Water Soluble Vitamins, such as B and C, mean they can dissolve in water. Vitamins have many different functions for the body depending on the vitamin, Vitamin C produces abscorbate which helps the liver to function.
Sources and Consequences of deprived
Vitamin B1: Comes from pork and can cause beriberi if deprived of vitamin.
Vitamin B12: Comes from meat and animal products and can cause megalobastic amenia if deprived.
Vitamin C: Found in citric fruits and if deprived can cause scurvy.
There are many more Vitamins as well.