Water Soluble Vitamins (Functions)

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  1. Thiamin
    • Coenzyme in energy metabolism
    • Promotes normal appetite and nervous system functioning
  2. Riboflavin
    • Coenzyme in energy metabolism
    • Aids in the conversion of tryptophan into niacin
  3. Niacin
    • Coenzyme in energy metabolism
    • Promotes normal nervous system functioning
  4. Vitamin B6
    • Coenzyme in amino acid and fatty acid metabolism
    • Helps convert tryptophan to niacin
    • Helps produce insulin, hemoglobin, myelin sheaths, and antibodies
  5. Folate
    Coenzyme in DNA synthesis; therefore vital for new cell synthesis and the transmission of inherited characteristics
  6. Vitamin B12
    • Coenzymes in the synthesis of new cells
    • Activates folate
    • Maintains nerve cells
    • Helps metabolize some fatty acids and amino acids
  7. Pantothenic Acid
    Part of coenzyme A used in energy metabolism
  8. Biotin
    Coenzyme in energy metabolism, fatty acid synthesis, amino acid metabolism, and glycogen formation
  9. Vitamin C
    • Collagen Synthesis
    • Antioxidant
    • Promotes iron absorption
    • Involved in the metabolism of certain amino acids
    • Thyroxin synthesis
    • Immune system functioning
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Water Soluble Vitamins (Functions)
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