Characteristics of Water Soluble Vitamins

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  1. Sources
    The water portion of foods
  2. Absorption
    Directly into the bloodstream
  3. Transportation Through the Blood
    Move freely through the watery environment of blood and within cells
  4. When Consumed in Excess of Need
    Are excreted in the urine, although some tissues may hold limited amounts of certain vitamins
  5. Safety of Consuming High Intakes Through Supplements
    Are generally considered nontoxic, although side effects can occur from consuming very large doses of B6 over a prolonged period
  6. Frequency of Intake
    Must be consumed daily because there is no reserve in storage
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Characteristics of Water Soluble Vitamins
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