February 27_29_March_5 Vit-Min

February 27_29_March_5 Vit-Min - Vitamins and Minerals...

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Vitamins and Minerals February 27 & 29 and March 5
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Vitamins Organic compounds contain carbon many different structures from simple to complex Non-caloric
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Vitamins Essential Lack of vitamin leads to deficiency syndromes Cannot be synthesized in body (with exceptions) Example: Scurvy & vitamin C Needed in small amounts Milligrams (mg) 10 -3 grams Vitamin C - 60 mg Micrograms (ug) 10 -6 grams Vitamin B-12 - 2 ug
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Limited Synthesis of Vitamins Vitamin D Synthesized in the skin Requires sunlight & 7-dehydrocholesterol Niacin Requires tryptophan Depends on adequate protein status Vitamin K from bacteria in our gut
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