3ESO Vitamins

Vitamins are organic dietary compounds, which unlike the macro-nutrients, are not metabolised to provide energy. Furthermore vitamins (for the most part) cannot be manufactured by the body and therefore must be derived from food. The fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E and K, as they remain in the body it is possible to build up body stores and therefore they are non essential but similarly intake should be monitored in order to avoid excess. The B vitamins (except B12) and C are water-soluble hence it is essential that regular intake is maintained in order to avoid deficiency.


~ por silviapvadi en abril 29, 2015.