• The word Vitamin was used by the Polish biochemist Casimir Funk in 1912. Vita means life Latin language, and the suffix -amin means the word amen. Because at that time all the vitamins were supposed to be amines. It is known to be wrong today. When vitamins are not found in our nutrients, they can lead to disorders in metabolism. Vitamins are essential for healthy development of the body, digestive functions, immunity to infections. They also enable your body to use carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
• Vitamins are "unbreakable" in the body, meaning that energy (calories) is not taken directly from the vitamins. The body ensures that the amount of each vitamins is constantly present in the blood circulation. While the excess of water-soluble vitamins is thrown away with body fluids, the excess of fat-soluble vitamins is stored in fat tissue. Overdose of fat-soluble vitamins may be harmful for storage. In particular, it is necessary to be careful in the consumption of vitamins A and D. Vitamins are stored in small amounts in all cells. Some vitamins are largely stored in the liver. For example, Vitamin A stored in liver can be sufficient for a person for 5 to 10 months who does not take any vitamin and Vitamin D storage of the liver can be generally sufficient for 2 to 4 months for a person who does not take any Vitamin D from outside.
• Water-soluble vitamins are relatively stored low in the body. This is especially true for most of the B vitamins. The symptoms for this lack of indication occurs in a few days for the person who takes lack of B complex vitamins. Vitamin B12 is out of this, because the storage in the liver of B12 can be sufficient for a person for a year or more. The lack of vitamin C, another water-soluble vitamin, can lead to symptoms in a few weeks. Scurvy disease caused by vitamin C deficiency may result in death within 20-30 weeks.
Types of vitamin
There are 13 vitamins known by everyone. These are basically divided into two groups as oil solubles and water solubles, but in reality there are 20 vitamins. While the smallest vitamins A, C, D, K, and H are vitamins, the biggest vitamin is vitamin E. Medium-sized molecular B vitamins are rarely used.
• Four types of vitamins are soluble in the oil and stored on the skin in the oil. These include: Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K.