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Vitamin E – Importance, Sources, and Related Deficiency Diseases

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that is one of the most important vitamins that we require on our body. It works as a powerful antioxidant, maintains cell integrity and occurs naturally in 8 chemical forms, but only one of its forms, alpha-tocopherol, is needed by our body. The deficiency of Vitamin E is a…

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Vitamin D – Its surprising benefits, related deficiency diseases, sources, and recommended dosage

Vitamin D

Vitamin D comprises a group of steroids that are fat-soluble. The most important compounds of this group present in the human body are D3 and D2 – also known as cholecalciferol and ergocalciferol respectively. This vitamin can be synthesized by humans as well as other mammals in a sufficient amount if they are well-exposed to…

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All about Vitamin C and its growing importance in our daily lives as an immunity-booster

Also known as ascorbic acid or ascorbate, Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is required for normal growth and development. It is found in various foods and sold as a dietary supplement. If Vitamin C is present in excess, it leaves the body dissolved in urine. The body keeps a small reservoir of it…

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Vitamin B- what are the different B Vitamins, their importance, sources, and related deficiency diseases

Vitamin B

B vitamins can be classified as water-soluble vitamins that play crucial roles in cell metabolism.  Even though these vitamins share similar names, they are all chemically distinct compounds. They often coexist in the same foods, such as fruits, dairy, etc. Most often, B vitamins can be found in meats – thereby making them less available…

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As a vegetarian, do you believe that essential nutrients are present in your diet?

Nutritional Supplements

World Vegetarian Day 1st October There can be several reasons why one may choose to adhere to a vegetarian diet supplemented with only a limited few animal products. It may be due to religious beliefs, health restrictions, or compassion towards the environment. Either way, there are several benefits that can be obtained from a vegetarian…

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Have you ever wondered about the importance of Vitamin A in your body? Read on to find out that and more!

Health Vitamins

Vitamin A can be defined as a group of unsaturated nutritional compounds. These compounds include retinol (which is an alcohol), retinal (which is an aldehyde), and several carotenoids.  History In 1912, a biochemist named F. G. Hopkins was able to demonstrate the presence and essentiality of an “unknown factor” other than carbohydrates, proteins, and fats…

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