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http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=397Fitango EducationHealth TopicsVitamins
1OverviewVitamins are substances that your body needs togrow and develop normally. There are 13 of theseessential vitamins...
2OverviewYou can usually get all your vitamins from thefoods you eat. Your body can also make vitamins Dand K. People who ...
3OverviewEach vitamin has a specific job. If you have lowlevels of certain vitamins, you may develop adeficiency disease. ...
4Overviewhttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vitamins.html
5FactsThere are 2 categories of vitamins:-- **Water soluble vitamins**: easily absorbed by the body. The kidneys removethe...
6Facts: absorbed into the body through bile acids. Thebody stores these for use as needed.Regarding the use of vitamin sup...
7Facts-- If youre a woman of childbearing age who maybecome pregnant, eat foods high in heme-ironand/or consume iron-rich ...
8Facts-- If youre a woman of childbearing age who maybecome pregnant or is in the first trimester ofpregnancy, consume ade...
9Facts-- If you are an older adult, have dark skin, or areexposed to insufficient ultraviolet band radiation(such as sunli...
10Additional ResourcesVitamin and Mineral Supplement FactSheet: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/list-VitaminsMinerals/Vit...
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Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. There are 13 of these essential vitamins: A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate). 


You can usually get all your vitamins from the foods you eat. Your body can also make vitamins D and K. People who eat a vegetarian diet may need to take a vitamin B12 supplement to ensure that they are getting the vitamins usually found in meat. 


Each vitamin has a specific job. If you have low levels of certain vitamins, you may develop a deficiency disease. Some vitamins may also help prevent medical problems. The best way to get enough vitamins is to eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods. In some cases, you may need to take a daily multivitamin for optimal health. However, high doses of some vitamins may make you sick.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vitamins.html 

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  1. 1. http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=397Fitango EducationHealth TopicsVitamins
  2. 2. 1OverviewVitamins are substances that your body needs togrow and develop normally. There are 13 of theseessential vitamins: A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins(thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid,biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate).
  3. 3. 2OverviewYou can usually get all your vitamins from thefoods you eat. Your body can also make vitamins Dand K. People who eat a vegetarian diet may needto take a vitamin B12 supplement to ensure thatthey are getting the vitamins usually found inmeat.
  4. 4. 3OverviewEach vitamin has a specific job. If you have lowlevels of certain vitamins, you may develop adeficiency disease. Some vitamins may also helpprevent medical problems. The best way to getenough vitamins is to eat a balanced diet with avariety of foods. In some cases, you may need totake a daily multivitamin for optimal health.However, high doses of some vitamins may makeyou sick.
  5. 5. 4Overviewhttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vitamins.html
  6. 6. 5FactsThere are 2 categories of vitamins:-- **Water soluble vitamins**: easily absorbed by the body. The kidneys removethe excess vitamins that are not needed.-- **Fat soluble vitamins**
  7. 7. 6Facts: absorbed into the body through bile acids. Thebody stores these for use as needed.Regarding the use of vitamin supplements, theDietary guidelines include thesefollowing exceptions:-- If youre over age 50, consume vitamin B-12 in itscrystalline form, which is found in fortified foods orsupplements.
  8. 8. 7Facts-- If youre a woman of childbearing age who maybecome pregnant, eat foods high in heme-ironand/or consume iron-rich plant foods or iron-fortified foods with an iron-absorptionenhancer, such as foods high in vitamin C.
  9. 9. 8Facts-- If youre a woman of childbearing age who maybecome pregnant or is in the first trimester ofpregnancy, consume adequate synthetic folic aciddaily (from fortified foods or supplements) inaddition to food forms of folate from a varied diet.
  10. 10. 9Facts-- If you are an older adult, have dark skin, or areexposed to insufficient ultraviolet band radiation(such as sunlight), consume extra vitamin D fromvitamin D-fortified foods and/or supplements.http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm118079.htm
  11. 11. 10Additional ResourcesVitamin and Mineral Supplement FactSheet: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/list-VitaminsMinerals/Vitamins Found in Food and Beverages:

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