Apr 15 2011

What are water soluble vitamins?

Category: Health & Beauty


Water Soluble VitaminsVitamins are typically classified by the substances that allow them to dissolve. A water soluble vitamin is a type of vitamin that is absorbed in our intestine and passed directly into the blood. Once within the bloodstream, they are moved to various areas and tissues of the body, used, and then eliminated through urination. Water soluble vitamins are not stored in the body; they must be replaced each day by ingesting certain foods or taking vitamin supplements. Vitamin C and complex B vitamins and are considered water-soluble vitamins that offer a number of important body functions including vision, skin, nervous system, and red blood cell formation.

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