What is Importance of Vitamins in Our Body?


The vitamins contribute to the health & growths of children are Vitamin A, D, C, K, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, B6, & B12. Vitamin K aids in the formation of prothrombin, which is associated with the mechanism of blood clotting.

Vitamin A-
Necessary part of the visual process & thus is associated with the ability to see in dim light.

Vitamins Nutrients For Good Vision
Vitamin A is good for eyes – image by healingtheeye.com

Vitamin A is also necessary for maintaining the health of epithelial tissue, namely, the tissue of skin, covering of the eye, the lining of the respiratory, alimentary & genitourinary tracts.
Deficiency of Vitamin A structurally impairs the body’s first line of defense. In addition, it is necessary for the orderly development of bones & teeth.

Health Benefits of Vitamin A
Health benefits of vitamin A – image by lybrate.com

It is also essential for the formation of enamel of teeth.
Source- Milk, Butter, Liver, Fish liver oils & egg yolk.

Vitamin D-

  1. Essential for the normal growth & mineralization of the bones & teeth.
  2. The body cannot make proper use of the Calcium & Phosphorus supplied by food unless Vitamin D
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Vitamin D is necessary for bones and teeth – image by pinterest.com

3. Source- Fish liver oil, Milk, Butter, Yeast.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)-
1.  Thiamine is essential for the maintenance & normal function of the nervous system.
2.  It has been found that Thiamine is necessary to carry carbohydrates metabolism through an essential step.
3.  Source- Cereals, Grains, Beans, Nuts, Pork & Duck.

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Vitamin B1 is in cereals, grains, beans, nuts,… – image by leep.app

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)-
1.  Plays an important role in the internal environment in which the body cells live, where it is involved in the life processes of active cells.
2.  Riboflavin is essential for growth & normal nutrition at all ages.
3.  A deficiency produces characteristics changes in the lips, tongue & skin.
4.  Source- Diary products, offal & leafy vegetables.

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Vitamin B2 is also known as riboflavin – image by vitacap.com

Vitamin B6-
1.  It is a member of the enzyme system in certain metabolic processes, including those of neural tissue.
2.  Arrested growth & disturbances in functioning of the nervous system have been noted to follow deprivation of B6 in infancy.
3.  Also, alteration in tryptophan metabolism in pregnancy has been relived by administration of B6.
4.  Sources- Widely found in plant & animal stuff.

Vitamin B6 – image by mamibuy.com


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