Water Soluble Vitamins-Functions In The Body

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Water Soluble Vitamins-Functions In The Body.

Water soluble vitamins are those vitamins that are comprised of the B complex, vitamin c and vitamin p. Below are the list of water soluble vitamins and their specific functions in the body.

VITAMIN B COMPLEX

This comprises of a group of water soluble vitamins that are more or less closely related.

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THIAMINE OR ANEURIN OR VITAMIN B ONE 

This vitamin is present in the germ of cereals, nuts, yeast, egg yolk, liver and legumes.

functions in the body

  • It is essential for normal metabolism of carbohydrates.
  • It helps to regulate the normal functioning of the nervous system.
  • It stimulates appetite.
  • It helps generally to control the water balance in the body.

 

 

RIBOFLAVIN

Riboflavin can be found in yeast, vegetable leafs. Example: bitterleaf, milk, eggs, liver, kidney, cheese.

functions in the body

  • It is necessary for the growth of all the tissues in man and animals.
  • It is necessary in some way to the mechanism of vision.
  • It is concerned with oxidation of all foods.

 

FOLIC ACID

Food rich in folic acid

This is found in liver,kidney, fresh deep green vegetables.

functions in the body

This is associated in the formation of red blood cells and also the growth of other cells.

 

NICOTINIC ACID

This can be found in liver, yeast, cheese, cereals, groundnuts, egss, fish.

functions in the body

  • It is important for the adequate functioning of the skin and nervous system.
  • The gastro-intestinal tract needs the Nicotinic acid to function effectively.
  • It is necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates.

 

PYRIDOXINE

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This is found in egg yolk, soya beans, bananas, peas, liver, meat, yeast.

functions in the body

It is believed to be necessary for adequate protein metabolism.

 

 

CYANOCOBALAMIN OR VITAMIN B12

This vitamin is found in milk, eggs, fermented liquors, liver, kidney.

functions in the body

It is very important for adequate formation of the red blood cells.

 

VITAMIN C AND VITAMIN P

Vitamin c and vitamin p are closely related with one another and their functions in the body are more or less similar. They can be found in fresh fruits like oranges, tomatoes, lemons, limes, guava, mangoes, green vegetables, pawpaw, pineapple.

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functions in the body  

  • They are necessary for the formation of the red blood cells.
  • They also assist in the production of antibodies to an extent.
  • They are important for the maintenance and strength of the blood capillary walls.
  • They are necessary for healthy bones and teeth.

 

ROUGHAGE

This is given in the diet to produce Bulk. It is known for the stimulation of peristalsis and also helps in bowel movement.

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