The human body needs them to work properly, so that we can grow and develop just like we should. Their deficiency results in many serious disorders.
Vitamins are divided into two major groups: the ‘fat-soluble vitamins’ designated as vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E,and vitamin K and the ‘water-soluble vitamins’ which include vitamin C and the group of molecules referred to as the vitamin B complex. Each of them has its own special role in the development of human body.
Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin, plays a really big part in eyesight and helps us to see in dim light and also at night. Vitamin A is also involved in the formation and maintenance of healthy skin, hair and mucous membranes.
In addition, it’s necessary for proper bone growth, tooth development, reproduction and for the development of epithelial cells (that line any opening to the body eg. nose, throat, lungs, mouth, stomach, intestines and urinary tract.)
Vitamin A can be found in eggs, milk, carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, fish oil, liver (pork, lamb, chicken, turkey or beef), butter, broccoli, apricots, nectarines, cantaloupe and orange or yellow vegetables or fruits.
The deficiency of vitamin A can cause two major disorders like: night blindness and drying of skin.
Vitamin B itself is a complex of different vitamins like: B1, B2, B6, B12, niacin, folic acid, biotin and pantothenic acid. These B vitamins are very important in metabolic activity and in facilitating the red blood cell (which carry oxygen throughout your body). They also help your body make protein and energy.
The sources of vitamin B are leafy green vegetables seafood, beans, peas, citrus fruits, whole grains (such as wheat and oats) poultry, meats, eggs and dairy products (like milk and yogurt.) Some bacteria in our large intestine also prepare some type of B-vitamins.
The deficiency of vitamin B can cause the disease “Beri Beri” cracked lips, weak muscles, malformation of red blood cells, affects normal growth and disturbs the nervous system.
“From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.” ~Catalan Proverb