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Nutrition 1000 Vitamins

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Nutrition 1000 Vitamins NUTR 2105

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Every single Vitamin
Nutrition Science
Kimberly Lukhard
Class Notes
nutrition, Vitamins, Health Sciences




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Date Created: 04/04/16
Nutrition 1000 Vitamin Notes Fat soluble vitamins­ A, D, E, and K.  1.) Are essential.  a. Must obtain in diet, not produced.  b. Needed in smaller amounts.  i. Can be toxic in high doses.  2.) Vitamins A, C, and E and Beta­ Carotene are antioxidants.  a. Substance that neutralize free radicals.  i. Unstable oxygen containing molecules.  b. Spinach is rich in beta­carotene. (Vitamin A) 3.) Vitamins can be destroyed by air, water, or heat.  Beta­ Carotenes A.)Vitamin D­ bone health a. Sunshine i. The darker you are, the longer you need in the sun.  b. Foods such as… i. Salmon ii. Fortified Milk iii. Mushrooms B.) Vitamin E a. Major fat­ soluble b. Super antioxidant vitamin c. Helps cells fight off disease and aging.  d. Foods such as… i. Spinach ii. Avocados iii. Peanut Butter iv. Sunflower Seeds *Can cause blood clots in large doses. May impair blood clots.  C.)Vitamin K a. Important for blood clotting. b. Given to newborns to start the colon and vitamin K production.  c. Helps heal cuts.  d. Good for bones.  e. Foods such as… i. Cooked spinach ii. Leafy greens Water Soluble Vitamins D.)Vitamin C a. Ascorbic acid  b. Antioxidant vitamin c. Helps fight disease  d. Scurvy­ preventable by lime juice.  e. Foods such as… i. Citrus foods  *Smokers need more…but too much becomes a laxative.  E.) Vitamin B1­ Thyamin  a. Neurological function  b. Convert food into energy  c. Energy Metabolism  d. Foods such as… i. Whole grains  e. Beri­ Beri and Wernic­ Korsicaugh (impacts thinking, eyes, ability to stand) are  the deficiency symptom F.) Vitamin B2­ Ryboflavin  a. Foods such as… i. Milk ii. Fish iii. Yogurt iv. Grains  b. Energy metabolism  c. Keeps cells healthy   *If you are deficient in this, you are in deficient in B1 also, and vice versa. Excess is excreted in  urine (bright yellow color). G.) B3­ Niacin a. Energy Metabolism  b. Synthesize fat and cholesterol  c. Keep skin cells healthy  d. Bright red, itching, and burning skin H.) B6­ Pyrodoxine  a. Metabolism fats and carbs, and breaks down glycogen b. Crucial in treatment of Depression.  *UL is 100 mg a day to prevent nerve damage.  I.) Folate  a. Good for Iron.  b.) Important for pregnancy  J.) B12­ Cabalamine a. only found in animal foods K.) Pantothenic Acid and Biotin a. Helps hair, skin, and nails.  Fat Soluble (4) Vitamins A, D, E, and K Antioxidants  Vitamins A, C, E, Beta­Carotene Water Soluble  Vitamins C (ascorbic acid) , B1 (Thyamin) Bone Health  Vitamins D, K, A Blood Health  Vitamins C­ increase Iron Absorption  B12, B6, Folate, K Cardiovascular Disease    Vitamins B6, B12, C, E, Folate


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