Browsing Category : Nutrients

Vitamin B3 (niacin) – Benefits, Sources, Deficiency Symptoms and Side Effects


Vitamin B3, also called niacin and niacinamide, is an important water-soluble vitamin that can be found in many common foods including certain types of meat and organ meat, tuna fish, seeds, mushrooms, and others. Niacin is a part of the vitamin B complex, along with other B vitamins including Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), and others. Niacin is an important…

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Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – Benefits, Sources, Deficiency Symptoms and Side Effects


Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, is arguably the only vitamin that gives you a visual cue as to its passage through your body. When there is a lot of vitamin B2 in the diet (or in a supplement), your urine turns bright yellow to show you it is there. In fact, the —flavin in riboflavin comes from flavus, the Latin word for…

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Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) – Benefits, Sources, Deficiency Symptoms and Side Effects


Vitamin B1, also known as thiamin, is classified as a B-complex vitamin. Very small amounts of vitamin B1 are found in virtually all foods, and many commonly eaten foods contain substantial amounts,  deficiency of vitamin B1 is among the more common nutrient deficiencies in the U.S,  deficiency of vitamin B1 is among the more common nutrient deficiencies in the U.S.…

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Vitamin A – Benefits, Sources, Deficiency Symptoms and Side Effects


The term “vitamin A” makes it sound like there is one particular nutrient called “vitamin A,” but that is not true. Vitamin A is a broad group of related nutrients. Each of these nutrients provides us with health benefits, but these benefits may be quite different and they may be provided in different ways. Here is a summary chart showing…

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