Vitamin Types

vitamin types

What Types of Vitamins are there?

Thirteen vitamins are known. You will find them here below. Follow the link of the vitamin of your choice and read about:

  1. its functions,
  2. where to find it,
  3. dosing,
  4. signs of deficiency and
  5. signs of toxicity.

  • Vitamine A (retinol)
  • Vitamine B1 (thiamine)
  • Vitamine B2 (riboflavin)
  • Vitamine B3 (niacin)
  • Vitamine B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • Vitamine B6 (pyridoxine)
  • Vitamine B8 (biotin)
  • Vitamine B9 (folic acid)
  • Vitamine B12 (cyanocobalamin)
  • Vitamine C (ascorbic acid)
  • Vitamine D (cholecalciferol)
  • Vitamine E (tocopherol)
  • Vitamine K (compound)  

Vitamin B-Complex

Initially scientists thought that the vitamin B complex was only one vitamin. Later research showed that this was wrong. The vitamin B complex actually is a collection of 8 B-Vitamins that play an important role in the neurological system, the metabolism and digestion. To be a bit more precise: B-vitamins convert carbohydrates, fats and proteins into energy and nutrients.

Fat / Water Soluble Vitamins

Vitamins can be separated into fat-soluble )vitamins A D E and K) and water-soluble (B-complex and C) vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins leave the body when you take in too much of them, while fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the body in such a case.