By Laura Gonzalez

What are vitamins?

Vitamins are organic compounds which are needed in small quantities to sustain life. We get vitamins from food, because the human body either does not produce enough of them, or none at all.

13 Types Of Vitamins

A balanced diet that includes a wide variety of the main food groups generaly provides all the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. There are currently 13 vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin C
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
Vitamin B6
Folic Acid (Folacin)
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Pantothenic Acid