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    Vitamins

    essential for normal growth and nutrition

     

    Fat-soluble vitamins

    • vitamins A, D. E, K

    • absorbed through the small intestine

     

    Water-soluble vitamins

    • carried to the body’s tissues but not stored in the body

    • excess is released in urine

    • vitamins B and C

     

    vitamin A

    an antioxidant; helps with vision, bone growth, reproduction, cell functions and immune system

     

    vitamin C

    an antioxidant; important for your skin, bones, and connective tissue; promotes healing and helps the body absorb iron.

     

    vitamin D

    helps your body absorb calcium and promote bone growth.

     

    vitamin E

    an antioxidant; plays a role in your immune system and metabolic processes, healthy skin and eyes.

     

    vitamin K

    makes proteins for bones, tissues and clotting blood

     

    B Vitamins

    thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, B6 and B12. All B vitamins help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which the body uses to produce energy.