Water Soluble Vitamins

Water Soluble Vitamins - either causes anemia; B-12...

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Water Soluble Vitamins 1. B Vitamins – needed for energy metabolism, serve as coenzymes; enrichment of refined breads and grains has decreased deficiencies (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate); Beriberi is from thiamin def. (numbness of hands and feet), alcoholics, Pellagra is from niacin def. (4 Ds), staple diet of refined grain; Folate is needed in pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects; Needed with B-12 for cell division; deficiency of
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Unformatted text preview: either causes anemia; B-12 supplements for vegans. 2. Vitamin C ascorbic acid; the glue that holds us together (collagen, bones, wound healing); antioxidant protects iron and enhances its absorption; def. is scurvy (bleeding gums, pinpoint hemorrhages); smokers and those under stress need more; toxic amounts cause GI problems and increase needs; sources are fruits and vegetables, esp. citrus fruits...
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