Vitamins are divided into two categories. Those that are insoluble in water and soluble in fats – these are A, D, E, K. These can accumulate in the body and as a result, excessive amounts can lead to poisoning. Then there are water-soluble vitamins – vitamins B and C. The possibility of accumulation of vitamins B and C is much lower, as they are excreted in the urine. Therefore, there is also a lack of vitamins B and C, which are excreted on an ongoing basis, rather than a lack of vitamins A, D, E and K, which are stored in our body.
What vitamins do we know, where do we find them and what do they contribute to?
Water-soluble vitamins B and C.
B vitamins or B-complex consist of vitamin B1, vitamin B2, niacin or Vitamin B3, pantothenic acid or vitamin B5, vitamin B6, biotin or vitamin B7, folate or vitamin B9 and vitamin B12.
The B-complex is a group of B vitamins that take care of our mood, well-being and proper mental functioning. They are very important for our nervous system.
Vitamin C is an important antioxidant for bone and connective tissue growth, helping to heal wounds and the proper functioning of blood vessels. Protects cells from ageing, helps prevent oxidative damage by UV rays, is necessary for the normal functioning of bones, teeth, cartilage, gums, skin and blood vessels. It is found in citrus fruits, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, cabbage.