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  Vitamin - A resource for web developers, designers and entrepreneurs
Vitamin - A resource for web developers, designers and entrepreneurs
Vitamin is a resource for web designers, developers and entrepreneurs
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  Vitamin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vitamins can be classified as either water soluble, which means they dissolve easily in water, or fat soluble, which means they are absorbed through the intestinal tract with the help of lipids.
The reason the alphabet soup of vitamins seems to skip from E to the rarely-mentioned K is that most of the "letters" were reclassified, as with fatty acids, discarded as false leads, or renamed because of their relationship to "vitamin B", which became a "complex" of vitamins.
Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat soluble, while the water-soluble vitamins include vitamin C and the B-complex vitamins (thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, biotin and folate.
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 Vitamin - MSN Encarta
Vitamin, any of the organic compounds required by the body in small amounts for metabolism, to protect health, and for proper growth in children.
Vitamin A is a pale yellow primary alcohol derived from carotene.
An early deficiency symptom is night blindness (difficulty in adapting to darkness); other symptoms are excessive skin dryness; lack of mucous membrane secretion, causing susceptibility to bacterial invasion; and dryness of the eyes due to a malfunctioning of the tear glands, a major cause of blindness in children in developing countries.
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 Vitamin B12 Information Sheet
Vitamin B12 is a member of the vitamin B complex.
Vitamin B12 is necessary for the synthesis of red blood cells, the maintenance of the nervous system, and growth and development in children.
Vitamin B12's primary functions are in the formation of red blood cells and the maintenence of a healthy nervous system.
www.vegsoc.org /info/b12.html   (1014 words)

 Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a hexose derivative, similar in structure to the six-carbon sugar glucose.
Vitamin C with bioflavonoids are mixtures of vitamin C, either as ascorbic acid or as an ascorbate, with flavonoids.
Vitamin C's demonstrated ability to reduce some forms of oxidative DNA damage and indications that it may also reduce protein oxidation under some circumstances further suggest that it may be of benefit in smokers and some with chronic stress and disease, in general.
www.pdrhealth.com /drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/nutsupdrugs/vit_0264.shtml   (8600 words)

 vitamin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Includes vitamins, minerals, herbs, botanicals, fatty acids, and amino acids as long as they are prescribed in dosage forms, such as capsules, tablets, liquids, gels or powders.
vitamin B12 in a dose to prevent a rise in homocysteine or methylmalonic acid, vitamin D in a dose to prevent a rise in PTH).
Water soluble precursor to Vitamin A. Hypothyroidism interferes with the conversion of beta-carotene to vitamin A. Data from prospective, observational studies and from randomized, controlled trials is in conflict with the epidemiologic data, for reasons unclear.
www.acsu.buffalo.edu /~shlevy/vitamin.htm   (3972 words)

 Vitamins and Coenzymes
Vitamin C is, therefore, required for the maintenance of normal connective tissue as well as for wound healing since synthesis of connective tissue is the first event in wound tissue remodeling.
Vitamin C also is necessary for bone remodeling due to the presence of collagen in the organic matrix of bones.
The major function of the K vitamins is in the maintenance of normal levels of the blood clotting proteins, factors II, VII, IX, X and protein C and protein S, which are synthesized in the liver as inactive precursor proteins.
web.indstate.edu /thcme/mwking/vitamins.html   (4135 words)

 Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin A and Carotenoids
Vitamin A is a group of compounds that play an important role in vision, bone growth, reproduction, cell division, and cell differentiation (in which a cell becomes part of the brain, muscle, lungs, blood, or other specialized tissue.) [1-5].
Vitamin A in foods that come from plants is not as well absorbed as animal sources of vitamin A. Tables 1 and 2 suggest many sources of vitamin A and provitamin A carotenoids [18].
Vitamin A supplements may not be recommended for individuals who abuse alcohol, however, because their livers may be more susceptible to potential toxicity from high doses of vitamin A [26].
ods.od.nih.gov /factsheets/vitamina.asp   (4814 words)

 Vitamin B6 - pyridoxine information page. All about vitamin B6 (also known as pyridoxine) and the role it plays in your ...
Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine is part of the B group vitamins and is water-soluble and is required for both mental and physical health.
Pyridoxine should be taken together with the entire B group vitamins, and in supplementation the quantity of B6 should be nearly the same as B2, as the B 2 is needed to activate the Pyridoxine.
Enemy of vitamin B6 Pyridoxine is sensitive to sunlight, cooking and processing Cortisone is known to impair the absorption of pyridoxine.
www.anyvitamins.com /vitamin-b6-pyridoxine-info.htm   (734 words)

 vitamin: vitamin E   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Vitamin E may protect the liver and the rest of the body against environmental pollutants such as ozone and other constituents of smog.
Vitamin E may interfere with vitamin K. • Reports of infant deaths in 1983 due to parenteral administration of vitamin E were found to be related to the solubilizing agent polysorbate instead of vitamin E. This compound was subsequently banned.
During vitamin E therapy the increase in muscle vitamin E content was proportional to the degree of clinical improvement.
www.ibismedical.com /vitamine.html   (2722 words)

In 1912 Hopkins and Funk formulated the vitamin hypothesis of deficiency disease; that is, that certain diseases are caused by a dietary lack of specific vitamins.
Vitamins were originally classified according to their solubility in water or fats, and as more and more were discovered they were also classified alphabetically.
vitamin: Vitamin K - Vitamin K Vitamin K consists of substances that are essential for the clotting of blood.
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 Vitamin B-Complex - Vitacost   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The vitamin B-complex refers to all of the known essential water-soluble vitamins except for vitamin C.
"Vitamin B" was once thought to be a single nutrient that existed in extracts of rice, liver, or yeast.
Vitamins B1, B2, B3, and biotin participate in different aspects of energy production, vitamin B6 is essential for amino acid metabolism, and vitamin B12 and folic acid facilitate steps required for cell division.
www.vitacost.com /science/hn/Supp/Vitamin_B_Complex.htm   (757 words)

 Vitamin B12 in the Vegan Diet -- The Vegetarian Resource Group
Vitamin B12 is especially important in pregnancy and lactation and for infants and children.
Other sources of vitamin B12 are vitamin B12 fortified soy milk, vitamin B12 fortified meat analogues (food made from wheat gluten or soybeans to resemble meat, poultry, or fish), and vitamin B12 supplements.
Although bacteria in the large intestine of humans do produce vitamin B12, this vitamin B12 does not appear to be absorbed (5) and is not adequate to prevent a vitamin B12 deficiency (6).
www.vrg.org /nutrition/b12.htm   (988 words)

 Vitamin B12 - Ask the Dietitian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Pernicious anemia is caused by a deficiency of vitamin B 12.
In the case of someone having their stomach removed, vitamin B 12 can be administered by injection which must be continued every three weeks for the remainder of life.
This method of vitamin administration ensures that it is delivered directly into the blood and bypasses the stomach where the intrinsic factor is insufficient or missing.
www.dietitian.com /vitaminb12.html   (387 words)

 Vitamins definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
He named the substance "vitamine" because he believed it was necessary to life and it was a chemical amine.
Beta carotene is converted, as needed, to vitamin A. Food sources of beta carotene include vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach and other leafy green vegetables; and fruit such as cantaloupes and apricots.
Vitamin C: Ascorbic acid, important in the synthesis of collagen, the framework protein for tissues of the body.
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 Vitamins, Carotenoids, and Phytochemicals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Vitamin E. Vitamin E may prevent blood clots and the formation of fatty plaques and cell proliferation on the walls of the arteries.
Vitamin C. In yet another 2000 study in Japan, individuals who consumed a vegetable-rich diet and had the highest blood levels of vitamin C enjoyed a significantly lower risk of all types of stroke compared to people who ate few vegetables per week.
One analysis of studies found that large doses of vitamin C reduced the duration of the common cold by 21%, and another found that it reduced the severity and length of respiratory infections in a group of ultramarathon athletes, who are normally at risk for these infections.
www.reutershealth.com /wellconnected/doc39.html   (9669 words)

 Vitamin E HYG-5554-05
What is a good source of vitamin E? A good food source of vitamin E contains a substantial amount of vitamin E in relation to its calorie content and contributes at least 10 percent of the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin E in a selected serving size.
The U.S. RDA for vitamin E is 15 milligrams alpha-tocopherol equivalents per day for both men and women ages 19 and older.
Alpha-tocopherol is a form of vitamin E that is easily converted by the body to vitamin E. The U.S. RDA is changed for pregnant or lactating women—consult your healthcare provider.
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 Howstuffworks "How B Vitamins Work"
The words on your cereal box and your mother's good advice both involve vitamin B. The B vitamins are a group of eight individual vitamins, often referred to as the B-complex vitamins.
Our bodies -- Vitamin K and some of the B vitamins are produced by bacteria within our intestines, and vitamin D is formed with the help of ultraviolet radiation, or sunshine, on the skin.
The fat-soluble vitamins can be remembered with the mnemonic (memory aid) ADEK, for the vitamins A, D, E and K. These vitamins accumulate within the fat stores of the body and within the liver.
home.howstuffworks.com /vitamin-b.htm   (660 words)

 Vitamin A (Retinol) HYG-5551-05
What is the importance of vitamin A? Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin, plays essential roles in vision, growth, and development; the development and maintenance of healthy skin, hair, and mucous membranes; immune functions; and reproduction.
A good source of vitamin A contains substantial amounts of vitamin A and/or carotene in relation to its calorie content and contributes at least 10% of the U.S. RDA for vitamin A in a serving.
Most ready-to-eat and instant prepared cereals are fortified with vitamin A. Fortified ready-to-eat cereals usually contain at least 25% of the U.S. RDA for vitamin A. Cereals vary, so check the label on the package for the vitamin A content for that cereal.
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 Sunshine Discount Vitamin
On the other hand, with isolated and/or synthetic vitamins, there is no choice, the body must handle the chemical in some manner and can suffer consequences of bio-chemical imbalances and toxic overdose.
Green Super Foods are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, chlorophyll and antioxidants.
Nature's richest source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is crucial as a premier antioxidant and is important for the health of the immune system.
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