VITAMINS.

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  • Vitamins!
    • A
      • Function.
        • -Maintains skin and mucus membranes.
        • -Helps vision.
        • -Helps grow an embryo.
        • -Helps remove waste products.
      • Requirement.
        • RDA = 600 Micrograms.
      • Sources.
        • -Liver.
        • -Cheese.
        • -Butter.
        • -Whole Milk.
        • -Veg.
        • -Orange Fruits.
        • -Carrots.
      • Effect of Deficiency.
        • -Night blindness.
        • -Eye dryness.
        • -Makes children more susceptible to infection.
        • -Too much could cause birth defects, liver and bone damage.
    • D
      • Function.
        • -Helps build bones + keep them healthy by absorbing calcium.
        • -Helps fight disease.
        • -Helps reduce depression.
      • Requirement.
        • -RDA = 5 Micrograms.
      • Sources.
        • -Oily Fish.
        • -Eggs.
        • -Margarine.
        • -Exposure to sunlight/ UV rays.
      • Effect of Deficiency.
        • -Skeletal deformity.
        • -Calcification.
    • E
      • Function.
        • -Antioxidant.
        • -Removes stored food.
        • -Helps protect cells from free rodicals (too much oxygen).
        • -Can stop inflammation.
        • -Slow aging.
        • -Balance skin and hormones.
      • -Requirement.
        • RDA = 10 Milligrams.
      • Sources.
        • -Veg Oils.
        • -Nuts.
        • -Seeds.
      • Effect of Deficiency.
        • -Too much oxygen can affect memory + cause heart + immune system issues.
        • -High doses stop you from absorbing Vit A + can result in Vit A deficiency.
    • K
      • Function.
        • -Binds protein needed for blood clotting + bone structure. (healing wounds).
        • -Develop bones.
      • Requirement.
        • -RDA = 80 Milligrams.
      • Sources.
        • -Veg.
        • -Dairy Products.
        • -Meat.
      • Effect of Deficiency.
        • -It is rare.
          • Generally result in other conditions.
    • B1
      • Function.
        • -Helps nervous system, other tissues + skeletal muscles.
        • Helps heart to function properly.
        • Required to release energy from carbs.
      • Requirement.
        • RDA = 1.4 Milligrams.
      • Sources.
        • -Whole grain.
        • -Nuts.
        • -Meat.
        • -Fruit.
        • -Veg.
        • -Cereal.
      • Effect of Deficiency.
        • -No danger of having too much.
          • -Body removes excess.
        • -Cause nervous system disease + heart issues.
        • -Central nervous system problems to alcoholics + HIV positive people.

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