Each vitamin has its own important function. Here’re roles of the 13 essential vitamins:
Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, bones, soft tissue, mucus membranes, and skin.
Vitamin B1 helps the body cells change carbohydrates into energy ans is essential for heart function and healthy nerve cells.
Vitamin B2 is important for body growth and the production of red blood cells.
Vitamin B3 helps maintain healthy skin and nerves and has cholesterol-lowering effects.
Vitamin B5 is essential for the metabolism of food and plays a role in the production of hormones and cholesterol.
Vitamin B6 helps form red blood cells and maintain brain function as well as plays an important role in the proteins.
Vitamin B12 helps form red blood cells and maintain the central nervous system and is important for metabolism.
Folate, a B-vitamin that works with vitamin B12 to help form red blood cells and is needed for the production of DNA.
Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron and maintain healthy tissue as well as promotes wound healing and healthy teeth and gums.
Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and helps maintain proper blood levels of calcium and phosphorus.
Vitamin E helps the body form red blood cells and use vitamin K.
Vitamin H is essential for the metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates, and in the production of hormones and cholesterol.
Without Vitamin K blood would not stick together (coagulate).