Water Soluble Vitamins

Vitamin C and the Vitamin B Complex

Water soluble vitamins can easily get lost during food preparation. They are heat sensitive and readily extract in water although at varying degrees.

We need to replace them on a daily basis because only minimal amounts are stored in our body. However, Vitamin B12 is the only water-soluble vitamin that can be stored for up to three years in the liver.

Water soluble vitamins must be activated before catalysed reactions can occur. The Vitamin B Complex Vitamins act as catalysts for energy transfer as well as assisting in the metabolism of cells. Vitamin C is essential in the metabolism of fat and in neutralizing free radicals.

Excess amounts are usually excreted with urine, although excess amounts of Vitamin B12 are excreted in the faces.

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