- 1 Classes of vitamins that are water soluble
Classes of vitamins that are water soluble
PROPERTIES OF WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS
What are water-soluble vitamins?
Fat-soluble vitamins are a type of vitamins that are dissolved in water.
These vitamins are essential components in our diet that the body needs to function properly.
Sources of water-soluble vitamins
Fruits,like strawberries, are rich in vitamin C. Milk and its derivatives contain vitamin B12
Dangers of water-soluble vitamins
Vegetables are rich in folic acid.
Cereals are rich in vitamin B1, B2 and B3.
- Water-soluble vitamins do not pose health risks because they do not accumulate in the body, so you do not reach doses of toxicity.
- Unlike fat-soluble vitamins, they can not be stored in the body (Except vitamin B12, which is stored in the liver).
- The excess of water-soluble vitamins is eliminated in the urine, so it is necessary to take them daily.
- Within the group of vitamin B, we must be cautious with vitamin B6, niacin and folic acid.
- An excess of vitamin B6 (more than 2000 mg daily or a prolonged use of about 200 or 300 mg daily) can cause nerve problems and seizure with loss of feeling in the hands and feet.
- An excess of niacin supplements can affect the liver and redden the skin.
- The excess of folic acid can hide a lack of vitamin B12 or cause attacks of epilepsy in those who have this disease.
- Vitamins B1, B2, B7 or biotin do not show symptoms of intoxication.
List of water-soluble vitamins
There are 9 water-soluble vitamins: vitamin C and the whole vitamin B complex (folic acid, pantotheic acid, biotin, cobolamine, niacin, riboflavin, pyridoxine and thiamine).
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B
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