Vitamins are organic molecules that function in a wide variety of capacities within the body. The most prominent function is as cofactors for enzymatic reactions.
The distinguishing feature of the vitamins is that they generally cannot be synthesized by mammalian cells and, therefore, must be supplied in the diet.
Water Soluble Vitamins
When you eat foods that have water-soluble vitamins, the vitamins don't get stored as much in your body. Instead, they travel through your bloodstream. And whatever your body doesn't use comes out when you urinate.
Fat Soluble Vitamins
Fat Soluble vitamins are stored in the fat tissues in your body and in your liver. They go and wait around in your body fat until your body needs them. Fat-soluble vitamins are happy to stay stored in your body for awhile - some stay for a few days, some for up to 6 months! Then, when it's time for them to be used, special carriers in your body take them to where they're needed.
||Excess Lead to
||Visual Impairment, Night blindness, Skin Problems
||Dry, Red cracking skin, Hair Loss, Brittle Nails, Dizziness and Nausea
||Rickets, Bone density loss, Osteoporosis
||Constipation, Apetite loss, Nausea, Vomiting, Inreased risk of kidney stones
||Neurological Damage, Shortened lifespan of RBC, Visual Impairment
||gastro-intestinal disturbances, Muscular weekness, Headaches
||Poor blood clotting with subsequent bleeding
||Bleeding gums, Poor healing, skin lesions
||Diarrhoea, gastro-intestinal disturbances, increased risk of oxalate kidney stones
||Fatigue, Depression, Weight Loss
||Headaches, Convulsions, Muscular weekness, Irregular Heartbeat
||Fatigue, Lip cracking, Itchy eyes, Sore Tongue
||Harmless, Bright yellow color of Urine
||Dermatitis, Dementia, Apetite loss, Diarrhoea, Fatigue
||Flushing and itching skin, Liver damage
||Fatigue, Dry skin and Insomnia
||Fatigue, Mouth sores, Acne, Dermatitis
||Peripheral Neuropathy, Numbness of Feet
||Alopecia, Weight loss, excess saliva
||Anemia, Stunted growth
||Memory Loss, Consusion, Dementia, Fatigue
||Seborrheic Dermatitis, Hair loss, apetite loss