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A vitamin is "any of a group of organic compounds that are essential for normal growth and nutrition and are required in small quantities in the diet because they cannot be synthesized by the body."

Origin of the word "vitamin":

Early 20th cent.: from Latin vita ‘life’ + amine, because vitamins were originally thought to contain an amino acid.

16 Essential Vitamins (Dr. Joel Wallach)

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Biotin
  • Choline
  • Flavonoids and Bioflavonoids
  • Folic Acid
  • Inositol

 

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 Posted on : October 23, 2012

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