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What are vitamins?
types of vitamins
deficiencies, symptoms etc

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  1. 1. Vitamins
  2. 2. What are Vitamins? Vitamins are the chemical compounds necessary for human body. They regulate chemical reactions by which the body coverts food into energy and living tissues. The regular diet is needed for the operation of the varied organs. We also know about the functioning of the vitamins for the specified organ and the deficiency caused by the lack of that normal particular vitamin.
  3. 3. Types of Vitamins  Vitamin A  Vitamin B1  Vitamin B2  Vitamin B12  Vitamin C  Vitamin D  Vitamin E  Vitamin K
  4. 4. Vitamin A Vitamin A is essential for the growth of the babies. Deficiency of the Vitamin A causes weak growth of the bones/teeth/hairs and skin. Night Blindness is an early symptom caused by deficiency of Vitamin A. The sources of Vitamin A are eggs, milk, butter, papaya, mango, liver fish, liver oil, sweet potatoes, green and yellow vegetables etc.
  5. 5. Vitamin B1 Vitamin B1 is very necessary for the growth. It is helpful in converting Carbohydrates to Energy. Deficiency of the Vitamin B1 causes Beri- Beri – a disease of the Nervous System. Main Sources of Vitamin B1 are: cereals, yeast, nuts, peas, potatoes and almost all the vegetables.
  6. 6. Vitamin B2 Vitamin B2 is needed for eyes and skin. It is the major source for the promotion of the oxygen in converting food into energy. Deficiency of the Vitamin B2 causes cracks in the skin, near mouth/ ear/ lips/ nose and the eyes may also become very sensitive to light.
  7. 7. Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 helps in the normal functioning of the normal functioning of the Folic Acid. The Vitamin B12 and folic acid are necessary for the production of the DNA. Deficiency of the Vitamin B12 causes anemia and damages the Nervous System. Main sources of Vitamin B12 are milk, eggs, liver and other animal sources.
  8. 8. Vitamin C Vitamin C is essential for healthy blood vessels, bones and teeth. It is also helpful to form collagen and protein that hold tissues together. Deficiency of Vitamin C causes scurvy, sore gums and bleeding under the skin. Main sources of Vitamin C are citrus fruits, strawberry, tomatoes and cabbages.
  9. 9. Vitamin D Vitamin D is essential for body growth; and is also called Sunshine Vitamin. Deficiency of the Vitamin D causes Rickets – a disease of bone. Main sources of Vitamin D are milk, eggs, fish, liver, oil and sunshine
  10. 10. Vitamin E Vitamin E is essential to maintain cell membranes. Main sources of Vitamin E are eggs, cereals, meats, liver and vegetables.
  11. 11. Vitamin K Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting. Deficiency of Vitamin K also affects in the healing of the injuries. Best source of Vitamin K are green leafy vegetables, like cabbages, spinach and cauliflower.
  12. 12. Healthy Baby Healthy Hair Healthy Eyes Healthy Lips Healthy Skin
  13. 13. Bleeding Gums Sore Gums Bleeding under Skin Anemia No Blood Clotting