In this article, we will continue our talk about vitamins and minerals by focusing on the Water Soluble Vitamins. There are two kind; Vitamin B and Vitamin C. Water Soluble Vitamins give different benefits and can be found in different sources.
There are various types of Vitamin B: 1. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) plays an important role in the transformation of carbohydrates. Lack of Vitamin B1 may result as having beriberi with the first symptom of fatigue, loss of appetite and feel numb in hands and toes. Vitamin B1 can usually be found in pork and beans. 2. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) plays an important role in providing energy for our body.
Lack of Vitamin B2 may result in Hyporiboflavinosis Ariboflavinosis (Canker Sore Lips) and Cheilosis. Vitamin B2 can usually be found in liver, heart, egg, milk and green vegetable. 3. Vitamin B3 (Niacin) plays an important role in metabolisim which providing energy and creating fat in our body. Lack of Vitamin B3 may result as having dermatitis as a reaction to sun, diarrhea, dementia and memory loss. Vitamin B3 can be found in meat and tripe. 4. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) plays an important role in the growth of the body.
It helps to create new cells and also neurotonic. Our bodies needs at least 200 milligram of Vitamin B5 per day. 5. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) plays an important role in protein metabolism in our body. Lack of Vitamin B6 may result as numbness and anaemia. 6. Vitamin B7 (Biotin) helps in the metabolism of fatty acid and amino acid. Vitamin B7 helps with skincare and treatment for neurological diseases. Vitamin B7 can usually be found in liver, beans, fruit, yeast, tomatoes and egg yolk. Lack of Vitamin B7 may cause skin rash, hair loss, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. 7. Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) is beneficial to DNA synthesis, growth of cells and is necessary for the creation of red blood cell. Other benefits of Vitamin B9 include food digestion, soothing the mind and emotion because this vitamin helps the nervous system. Lack of Vitamin B9 may result in diarrhea, colic or constipation. Vitamin B9 is essential for the development the nervous system of a foetus.
Lack of Vitamin B9 may result in fatigue, having acnes as well as tongue and mouth ulcers. In the long term a lack of Vitamin B9 may cause you anaemia, osteoporosis and an increase in colorectal cancer and cervical cancer. 8. Vitamin B12 (Cyano Cobalamin) plays an important role in the function of body cells especially in the marrow, nervous system and alimentary tract. Lack of Vitamin B12 may result as Macrocytic Anemia and disorders of nervous system. Vitamin B12 can usually be found in animal’s parts like liver, kidney and also fish sauce. 9. Vitamin B15 (Pangamic Acid) is usually found in yeast, grains and coarse rice. Vitamin B15 has many benefits especially to the hair, muscle, liver, brain and heart. It also help with the metabolism of fat, make Vitamin E more active and help with the treatment of certain neurologist diseases. Some doctors use Vitamin B15 in their treatment for diabetes and stroke.
Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid is a highly effective antioxidant substance. Most animals can synthesise Vitamin C, but humans, monkeys and guinea pigs have to rely on Vitamin C from the food that they eat. Vitamin C plays an important role in the creation of collagen, which is essential to the creation of cells and tissues and for the repair of gums, teeth, bones and blood vessels. Other benefits of Vitamin C include helping the body absorb iron, preventing the oxidation of bad cholesterol, helping in the treatment of wounds, burns and bleeding gums.
It also increases the efficiency of drugs used in urinary tract infections treatment, decrease cholesterol levels in blood, prevents virus infections and other kinds of bacterial infections, prevents the creation of nitrosamine compound (carcinogen), helps in the prevention and treatment of flu. Vitamin C is usually found in fruit with a sour flavour, berries, green vegetables, tomatoes, cantaloupe, cauliflower, potatoes and peppers. This may seem like a long list, but be assured that this information is very important. In our next article we will be talking about minerals.