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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Classification of Vitamins

What is the classification of vitamins? Read to find out!

Vitamins are extremely important essential micro-nutrients for your body even though they are required by the body in very small amount. Vitamins do not produce energy but they enable the body to use other nutrients to produce energy. In the coming weeks I'll write more about vitamins and minerals. Let's start today by classifying vitamins.
Vitamins for Energy!
Classification of Vitamins!

Classification of vitamins:

Vitamins are mainly classified into two groups:

A. Fat soluble vitamins
B. Water soluble vitamins

A. Fat soluble vitamins are classified as:

1. Vitamin A: 

  1. Retinol (pre-formed)
  2. Beta-carotene (pro-vitamin)

2. Vitamin D: 

  1. Vitamin D2 - Calciferol
  2. Vitamin D3 - Cholecalciferol

3. Vitamin E: 

  • A. Tocopherols:
    • Alpha tocopherols
    • Beta tocopherols
    • Gamma tocopherols
    • Delta tocopherols

  • B. Tocotrienols:
    • Alpha tocotrienol
    • Beta tocotrienol
    • Gamma tocotrienol
    • Delta  tocotrienol

4. Vitamin K:

  1. Vitamin K1 -  phylloquinone/phytomenadione/phytonadione
  2. Vitamin K2 -  menaquinones

B. Water soluble vitamins are classified as:

1. Vitamin B complex, which consists of:

  1. Vitamin B1 - Thiamine
  2. Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
  3. Vitamin B3 - Niacin
  4. Vitamin B5 - Panthothenic acid
  5. Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxine
  6. Folate/Folacin/Folic acid
  7. Vitamin B12 - Cyanocobalamine

2. Vitamin C - Ascorbic acid

That's all for today!
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