Vitamins Present in Raw Milk

4 August, 2015 by Kaye Roskam
Water-Soluble Vitamins Function in the Body

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

  • Make antibodies. Antibodies are needed to fight many diseases.
  • Maintain normal nerve function
  • Make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen in the red blood cells to the tissues. A vitamin B6 deficiency can cause a form of anemia.
  • Break down proteins. The more protein you eat, the more vitamin B6 you need.
  • Keep blood sugar (glucose) in normal ranges

    Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)

    It helps in the formation of red blood cells and in the maintenance of the central nervous system

    Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

    • Ascorbic acid plays an essential role in the collagen synthesis: strengthening blood vessels, bones and ligaments.
    • It takes steps against the free radicals through its oxidant- defiant properties and as a result aids in preserving and repair of tissues in the body.
    • Essential for healthy teeth and gums.
    • Aids in the emission of the adrenal hormones
    • Facilitates calcium and iron absorption
    • Efficient antiviral agent
    • Takes steps in improving immunity and fighting against infections
    • Puts off arteriosclerosis
    • Lowers cholesterol

    Fat-Soluble Vitamins Function in the Body

    Vitamin A (retinol)

    • Helps form and maintain healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucus membranes, and skin.
    • Promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed for reproduction and breast-feeding.
    • Beta-carotene is an antioxidant. Antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by substances called free radicals. Free radicals are believed to contribute to certain chronic diseases and play a role in the aging processes.
    • Food sources of carotenoids such as beta-carotene may reduce the risk for cancer.
    • Beta-carotene supplements do not seem to reduce cancer risk.

    Vitamin D (antiachitic factor)

    Helps the body absorb calcium. Calcium and phosphate are two minerals that are essential for normal bone formation.

    Vitamin E (tocopherol)

    • Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects the body tissues from being damaged from free radicals.
    • Supports a strong immune system against viruses and bacteria.
    • Plays an important role in the formation of red blood cells and it helps the body use vitamin K. It also helps widen blood vessels and keep blood from clotting inside them.
    • Cells use vitamin E to interact with each other and carry out many important functions too.

    Vitamin K (phylioquinone)

    Is known as the clotting vitamin, because without it blood would not clot

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