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What are the fat soluable vitamins
Vitamin A, D, E, K
They are stored in the body and higer risk for toxicity.
What are the water soluable vitamins
Vitamin B and C
They are excreted from the body and need daily.
What are the five demensions of vitamins
Viatamin A is also called
What does vitamin A do
Promote the growth of healthy skin, hair, bones and teeth.
Helps cell reproduction
Aids to strenghten the immune and reproductive system.
Converts beta carotene into vitamin A.
Vitamin deficiency of vitamin A
Poor bone and teeth growth
Toxicity symptoms of Vitamin A
Nausea and vomitting
Vitamin B1 is also called
What does vitamin B1 do
Help convert carbohydrates into energy. (Coenzyme in energy metabolism)
Helps keep the normal function of the nervous system, muscles , heart, and digestion.
Toxicity and symptoms of vitamine B1
Vitamin deficiency of vitamin B1
Loss of appetite
Vitamin B2 is also called
What does Vitamin B2 do
Helps cells utilize O2
Assist the growth of healthy skin, nails, and hair.
Prevents sores and swelling of the mouth and lips.
Aids in reproduction and cell regeneration.
Aids in the releaseing of energy from cardohydrates.
Vitamin deficiency of B2
Itching and irritaion of lips, eyes, skin and mucus membranes.
Toxicity of Vitamin B2
Vitamin B3 is also called
What does B3 do
Helps release energy from carbohydrates by metabolism of every body cell
Aids in the functioning of the digestive nervous system
Vitamin deficiency of vitamin B3
Pellagra-3D's Diarrhea, Dermititis, Dementia
Depression, headaches, indigestion,
Loss of appitite, low blood sugar, muscle weakness
Dizziness, fatigue, halitosis, insomina, and inflamation
Toxicity of vitamin B3
Nausea and vomiting
Abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea and flushing.
Severe; Liver damage, irregular heartbeat, rash, gouty arthritis
What is another name forVitamin B9
Folate/ Folic acid
What do vitamin B9 do
Helps produce and maintain red blood cells and the nervous system.
Essential for mental and emotional health because it helps maintain normal brain functions.
Deficiency of vitamin B9
diarrhea, loss of appitite, weight loss sore tongue, headaches, heart palpitation, forgetfulness, behavior disorders
Toxicity of Vitamin B9
Non toxic but can mask the presence of pernicious anemia
What does vitamin B12 do
It is needed for nerve cells and red blood cells, and to make DNA
Vitamin B12 deficiency
Demyelination and irreversible nerve cell death. Symptoms numbness, tingling of the extremities and and ataxic gait.
Toxicity of vitamin B12
Another name for vitamin C is
What do Vitamin C do
Important in the production of collagen in the body
Help connective tissues and organs.
Can act as an antioxidant to help protect the body from free radical.
Vitamin deficiency of vitamin C
Scurvy, which causes bleeding and inflammed gums, loose teeth, and poor wound healing.
Toxicitiy of vitamin C
Non toxic but high doses 5000mg and up can cause bloating and diarrhea
What does vitamin D do
helps promote the absorption of calcium and phosphorous levels in the body.
Helps maintain and form strong and healthy bones.
Deficiency of vitamin C
Rickets and osteomalacia.
Toxicity of vitamin D
Nausea and vomiting
Headaches, diarrhea, fatigue, constipation, loss of appitite, excessive thirst and urinaion, protien in the uine and liver and kidney damage
Vitamin E is what
an antioxidant that protects your cells against the effects of free radicals, which are potentially damaging by product of energy metabolism.
Deficiency of vitamin E
Intestinal disorders, cyctic fibrosis, pancreatitis and cholestasis.
Prevent the absorption of dietary fats and fatsoluable nutrients.
Toxicity of vitamin E
Non toxic but stomach upset, dizziness and diarrhea may occur
What does vitamin K do
Helps to control blood clotting in the body and is essential for synthesizing the liver protien that controls clotting
Vitamin K deficiency
Toxicity in vitamin k
Non toxic but causes jaundice in premature infants.
Vitamin C & E work together to do what
prevent heart disease
What is Beriberi
A chronic defeciency of vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
What is wet Beriberi
Thiamine deficiency with edema affecting cardiac function by weakening the heart muscle and vascular system
is a thiamine deficiency affecting the nervous system, producing paralysis and extreme muscle wasting.
What is Wernike-Korsakoff syndrome
cerebral form of beriberi that effect the central nervous system