This Vitamin is the only cobalt containing substance essential to life. It is absorbed from the ileum, with the help of a muco-protein enzyme called as the ‘Castle’s Intrinsic factor’ and stored in the liver.
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Vitamin B6 has been called ‘Pyridoxine’ and exists in three forms- Pyridoxal, Pyridoxamine, and Pyridoxine, which could be mutually interchangeable in the body.
Niacin formerly called as the ‘nicotinic acid is another water soluble, B-Complex vitamin, which is intimately connected in several metabolic processes.
Riboflavin, formerly known as Vitamin-Bs is a water-soluble yellow pigment, possessing a green florescence. This Vitamin is destroyed on exposure to sunlight. So, food containing riboflavin like milk and milk products should not be exposed to light. Also, this Vitamin cannot be stored in the body and should be supplied daily in the diet.
Vitamin-B or ‘thiamine’ is also known as the ‘antiberiberi’ or ‘anti-neurotic’ vitamin. Physiologically, thiamine is concerned with proper utilisation of carbohydrates in the body and in the absence of adequate amount of thiamine; full utilisation of sugars and starches for energy need is greatly affected.
Vitamin-K was founded by Dr. Dam of Copenhagen in 1935, as ‘Koagulations Vitamin’. He suggested that this vitamin was necessary to prevent fatal hemorrhages by promoting normal blood clotting.
You can avoid food deficiency diseases by following the given points. You must eat a balanced diet in order to stay healthy. A diet that contains the right amount of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats with enough water, minerals and vitamins is called a balanced diet.
Diseases that are caused by the lack of some particular nutrient in a person’s diet are called deficiency diseases. A child having this disease is unable to see properly in the dark. His eyes become dull and listless and the skin becomes dry. If not treated in time, the child may become blind.
There are a large number of factors, which are responsible of nutrients of our body. Some of those factors are due to our poor knowledge about the diets that contain them and our wrong methods of cooking and some of these factors are geographical.
Vitamin C is called the healing vitamin of the body. It gives resistance to the body against common cold and other infections. Vitamin C plays an important role in cementing material, which holds the body cells in place, in the absorption of calcium in the body, in the body’s use of iron, in healing the […]