fat soluble vitamins

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  • Fat-soluble Vitamins
    • Retinol (vitamin A, from animal sources)
      • Functions
        • helps cells reproduce normally, a process called cellular differentiation
        • Helps with good vision.
        • helps keep skin and mucous membranes that line the nose, sinuses, and mouth healthy
      • Effects of excess
        • Chronic toxicity
        • bone pain
      • Effects of deficiency
        • Night blindess
        • diarrhoea
        • Dry eyes
      • Sources
        • calf, chicken liver and beef,
        • Dairy products
        • Eggs
        • Fish liver oils
    • Carotenoids (Vitamin A, from plant sources)
      • Sources
        • Vegetables, especially that are green and leafy
        • Fruit such as oranges
      • Functions
        • Growth
        • Bone formation
        • Reproduction
        • Healing
      • Effects of Excess
        • Itchy skin
        • liver damage
        • Pressure on the brain
      • Effects of deficiency
        • Acne
        • Skin problems
    • Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D)
      • Sources
        • Cod liver oil
        • Tuna
        • Milk or Yogurt
        • Beef
        • Eggs yolks
        • Sun
        • Cheese
      • Effects of excess
        • hypercalcemia
        • Nausea
        • Poor appetite
        • Vomiting
        • Weaknes
      • Functions
        • Helps body absorb Calcium
        • Helps build bones
        • Keep bones strong and healthy
      • Effects of deficiency
        • Rickets
        • Impaired immune system
        • Muscle weakness
        • Fatigue

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