Vitamins are necessary for your growth and development. They are found in small amounts in your food and drink. But which vitamins are there and what exactly do they do for our body? In this article you will find 10 vitamins and their effects.
1. Vitamin A
Vitamin A keeps the skin healthy, helps with normal grow and makes sure your eyes and immune system is functioning right. You find vitamin A in meat, fish, milk, milk products, egg, margarine.
2. Vitamin D
Vitamin D is good for maintaining strong bones and teeth, good functioning of the muscles and your immune system and the absorption of calcium from food. Vitamin D is in oily fish, egg, meat, margarine.
3. Vitamin E
Vitamin E works as an antioxidant and is found in sunflower oil, margarine and buts and seeds.
4. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is needed for the formation of connective tissue, the absorption of iron and the maintenance of resistance. It is found in fruit, vegetables and potatoes.
5. Vitamin K
Vitamin K helps with maintaining strong bones and good blood clotting and is in green leaf vegetables, cheese and cottage cheese, meat and eggs.
6. Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 regulates the action of certain hormones, the build-up and breakdown of amino acids and is necessary for growth, proper functioning of the immune and nerve system. Its in meat, fish, eggs. Nuts, break, cereals, legumes, vegetables, milk/milk products and potatoes.
7. Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is for good functioning of the nerve system and production of red blood cells. Can be found in meat, fish, eggs, milk and milk products.
8. Biotin (B8)
Biotin releases energy from food, is maintaining normal skin and hair and the normal functioning of the nerve system. Biotin is in eggs, liver, nuts and peanuts and milk.
9. Folic acid (B11)
B11 contributes to the production of white and red blood cells, reduces the risk of birth defects and helps with the growth and proper functioning of the body. It is in vegetables, wholemeal products, bread, meat, milk and milk products.
10. Niacin (B3)
Niacin releases energy from food, keeping the skin healthy and good functioning of the nerve system and brain. It can be found in meat, fish, whole grain cereals, potatoes and vegetables.