Apr 23 2011

What is a fat soluble vitamin?

Category: Health & Beauty

Answer:

Fat Soluble VitaminsFat soluble vitamins (vitamin A, D, E, and K) are vitamins that, when ingested, are dissolved and stored in fatty tissues and the liver. They are dependent on dietary fat for absorption and transport. With these types of vitamins your body will typically use only what is needed at the time and store the rest for later. Unlike water-soluble vitamins, fat soluble vitamins do not require regular replacement and are often eliminated slower (except K). Since they are stored for longer periods, there can be a small risk of toxicity if they are overloaded in our system.


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