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Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, it is added to other foods through fortification, and is available as a dietary supplement. It is called the sunshine vitamin because it is produced when ultraviolet rays from the sun strike the skin which triggers vitamin D synthesis. Vitamin D is biologically inert and must undergo two transformations in the body for activation. The first occurs in the liver.  The second occurs in the kidneys.  It helps t...
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Vitamin C is vital for the immune system, connective tissue, heart and blood vessel health, among many other important roles.
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Folate and folic acid are different forms of vitamin B9. Folate is the naturally occurring form, while folic acid is the synthetic form. B9 is a water-soluble vitamin that is part of the B vitamin family.
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Vitamin B12, otherwise known as cobalamin, is an essential water-soluble vitamin that is commonly found in a variety of foods such as fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, and dairy products. B12 is bound to the protein in food and our stomach acid releases it during digestion.
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Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine, helps the body turn food into energy.
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Vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. It is an essential nutrient, meaning it is required from our diets because our bodies cannot make it. It is required to synthesize coenzyme-A (CoA) which is needed for energy metabolism, as well as to synthesize and metabolize proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
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Niacin (nicotinic acid or vitamin B3) is a water soluble vitamin and is used by your body to turn food into energy. Niacin also helps keep your nervous system, digestive system, skin, hair and eyes healthy.Niacinamide can be made from niacin in the body.  Niacin is converted to niacinamide when it is taken in amounts greater than what is needed by the body.  Niacinamide has no beneficial effects on fats and should not be used for treating high cholesterol or high fat levels in the bloo...
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Vitamin B2 is also referred to as riboflavin. It is a water-soluble vitamin that is flushed out of the body daily, so it must be restored each day.
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Vitamin B1 is also referred to as thiamine. It is found in many foods including yeast, grains, beans, nuts, and meat.
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There are two dietary forms of vitamin A, retinol and beta carotene. Retinol is fat soluble and is found in animal products, such as fish liver oils, liver, eggs, butter, cheese and milk.
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