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Vitamins help in growth and development of our body. They also help in body functioning.

Vitamin deficiency can lead to many deseases, called vitamin deficiency diseases.

There are of two types Fat soluble and Water soluble. There are total 13 Vitamins, 9 Water Soluble and 4 Fat soluble


  • Vitamin B1 – Thiamine
  • Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin
  • Vitamin B3 – Niacin, Niacinamide
  • Vitamin B5 – Pantothenic acid
  • Vitamin B6 – Pyridoxine
  • Vitamin B7/H – Biotin
  • Vitamin B9 – Folic acid
  • Vitamin B12 – Cobalamin
  • Vitamin C – Ascorbic acid


  • Vitamin A – Retinoids
  • Vitamin D – Calciferol
  • Vitamin E – Tocopherols, Tocotrienols
  • Vitamin K – Phylloquinone, Menaquinones

Vitamins are found in all food groups.

List of Vitamins and their chemical names

Vitamin A
Chemical Name: Beta-Carotene, Retinol
Vitamin B1
Chemical Name: Thiamine, Thiamin
Vitamin B2
Chemical Name: Riboflavin
Vitamin B3
Chemical Name: Niacin, Nicotinic Acid, Niacinamide
Vitamin B5
Chemical Name: Pantothenic Acid
Vitamin B6
Chemical Name: Pyridoxine
Vitamin B7
Chemical Name: Biotin
Vitamin B9
Chemical Name: Folic Acid, Folate
Vitamin B12
Chemical Name: Cyanocobalamin, Methylcobalamin
Vitamin C
Chemical Name: Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin D2
Chemical Name: Ergocalciferol
Vitamin D3
Chemical Name: Cholecalciferol
Vitamin E
Chemical Name: Tocopherol
Vitamin K1
Chemical Name: Phylloquinone, Phytonadione, Phytomenadione
Vitamin K2
Chemical Name: Menaquinone, Menatetrenone

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