Vitamins Are Oxygen’s Special Forces

 

Majid Ali, M.D.

Vitamins are oxygen’s darlings. It nurses and coddles them. They, in turn, serve oxygen as loyal assistants. The term “vitamin” was coined by by Polish scientist Casimir Funk to indicate his belief that these substances are vital to life.


Vitamins Are Oxygen’s Special Forces

In a general sense, a vitamin is a substance which serves as an essential nutrient in very small amounts, but cannot be synthesized in sufficient quantities in the body. by an organism, and must be obtained from the diet. At this time, 13 vitamins are universally recognized. The term vitamin is not used for other essential nutrients (dietary minerals, essential fatty acids or essential amino acids) which are needed in larger amounts than vitamins.

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