What are Four Fat Soluble Vitamins?

Vitamins are one of the most discussing nutrients, these are vital for optimum health of an individual. Although, bodily demand  of vitamins are very low but they can not be neglected during food consumption. There are more than 20 different types of vitamins found in our body, but in this article we are limiting our discussion to four fat soluble vitamins.

Before discussion of four fat soluble vitamins, I wish to discuss that vitamins are grossly categorized in two groups; water-soluble and fat-soluble. Their major difference is that water-soluble vitamins can not store in body tissue while fat soluble vitamins can store in liver and fatty tissues.

Now come towards four fat soluble vitamins, which include  vitamins A, vitamin D, vitamin E, and vitamin K.

Vitamin A:

Vitamin A is considered as the most important among four fat soluble vitamins. It is also named as retinal, beta-carotene, retinol and retinoic acid. It is essential to boost the activity of immune system, acts as an antioxidant, and assist to keep body healthy. Sources of vitamin A include; mango, carrots, and dark leafy green vegetables

Vitamin D:

Secondly, I want to discuss about vitamin D in the article about four fat soluble vitamins. Other sub forms of vitamin D include cholecalciferol, ergocalciferol, calciferol, dihydroxy vitamin D-2, and vitamin D-3. It is used for absorption and utilization of phosphorous. Moreover, it is essential for bone formation and strength. Foods which contain vitamin D are cheese, fortified milk, and cereal.

Vitamin E:

It is also known as alpha-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol. It is another important vitamin from four fat soluble vitamins. It is considered best for maximum health care for you.  Like all four fat soluble vitamins, it is also beneficial and show its good effects for cleaning up free radicals, red blood cell formation, and growth.  It is found in sunflower seeds, peanut butter, and wheat germ.

Vitamin K:

In the end of the article about four fat soluble vitamins, I would like to discuss vitamin K briefly. Sub types of vitamin K include ; phylloquinone (k-1), menaquinone (k-2), menadione (k-3), and dihydrophylloquinone. It plays its important role in blood clotting, and strengthening of bones. Foods which are rich in vitamin K is brussel sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli.

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