The importance of vitamins


In 1912, Dr. Funk, Isolated on a rice husk B1 vitamin. This was the beginning of the vitamins. Since then we have discovered many, of great importance to animal life.

The vitanimas are not synthesized by the body, therefore should be ingested in small quantities through food. As always the exception that proves the rule is Vitamin D, which if is synthesized by the body. For transformation of cholesterol through the sun, but also can be ingested by eggs for example.

Vitamins were categorized in two groups:

Soluble: Those as its name indicates that dissolve in water, many foods lose their vitamins lot to cook, depending on how you do it.

Some of the most important vitamins are:

A: Essential for eye and skin protection. Can be found in eggs, fruits and vegetables. Especially in carrots, oranges and blueberries.

D: antirachitic, calcium binding is in sunflower oil for example.

E: Vitamin of reproduction, promote blood circulation. The sprout can get.

K: It is found in vegetables, helps blood to clot and prevent bleeding.


Liposolubles: Those that dissolve in lipids and fats, is storage in the tissues.

Some of the most important vitamins are:

B1: Combats anemia and helps hepatic balance

B3: It has a vital role in the oxygenation of the cells, is vitamin eternal youth.

B6: Vitamin nervous balance.

B12: It is a potent anti anemic, has qualities to protect liver and nerve cells.

C: Also known as ascorbic acid, strengthens the immune system is found in fruits, especially citrus fruits, like orange and lemon.



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