Vitamin- Source, Chemical Name and Deficiency Diseases

By | 12/06/2019

Vitamins are organic molecules and are used for metabolic reactions in the body. In 1912, Casimir Funk originally coined the term “vitamine” . It is useful in UPSC,SSC and other various government job exams. Questions directly come from vitamin chemical name, their source and disease caused by their deficiency. So. in this article we are going to know about some vitamins useful for different exams as well as better understanding of your body.

Vitamin and its sources

So, there are two types of vitamin:

Vitamin and its type
VitaminChemical NameFood sourceDeficiency Disease
ARetinol carrots, pumpkin, squash, spinach ,Milk, eggs, FishNigh blindness, Skin dry
B1Thiamine oatmeal, brown rice, vegetable, Whole grain, NutsBeri-Beri
B2RiboflavinCheese, milk, nuts, breadInflammation in tongue
B3Niacin, Niacinamide, Dairy products, bananas, green beans skin disease, diarrhoea
B5Pantothenic acidEggs, Liver, AvocadosFatigue, Paresthesia
B6PyridoxineOrgan meats, cerealsAnemia, Nausea
B12CyanocobalaminFish, MeatConspitation , Pale skin
CAscorbic acidFruits and vegetablesScurvy
DCalciferolSunlight, fish OilsRickets and osteomalacia
ETocopherol fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and seed oils mild hemolytic anemia in newborn infants
kPhylloquinone, Menaquinones Leafy green vegetables such as spinach, Meat, EggFailure to clot blood

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