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Vitamins & Minerals
Add to favorites tutorialAdd to favorites tutorialA vitamin is an organic compound required as a vital nutrient in tiny amounts by an organism.
DISEASES THAT VITAMINS CURE:
In 1747, the Scottish surgeon James Lind discovered that citrus foods helped prevent scurvy, a particularly deadly disease in which collagen is not properly formed, causing poor wound healing, bleeding of the gums, severe pain, and death. In 1753, Lind published his Treatise on the Scurvy, which recommended using lemons and limes to avoid scurvy
List of vitamins
Each vitamin is typically used in multiple reactions, and, therefore, most have multiple functions
Source:Orange, ripe yellow fruits, leafy vegetables, carrots, pumpkin, squash, spinachOverdose will cause: Night-blindness, Hyperkeratosis, and Keratomalacia
Not enough will cause: Hypervitaminosis A
Sources:Oatmeal, brown rice, vegetables, kale, cauliflower, potatoes, liver, eggsOverdose will cause: Drowsiness or muscle relaxation with large doses.
Not enough will cause: Beriberi, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
Source: Dairy products, bananas, popcorn, green beans, asparagusOverdose will cause: n/a
Not enough will cause: Ariboflavinosis
Source: Meat, fish, eggs, many vegetables, mushrooms, tree nutsOverdose will cause: Liver damage (doses > 2g/day) and other problemsNot enough will cause: Pellagra
Source: Meat, broccoli, avocadosOverdose will cause: Diarrhea; possibly nausea and heartburn.Not enough will cause: Paresthesia
Source: Meat, vegetables, tree nuts, bananasOverdose will cause: Impairment of proprioception, nerve damage
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