Vitamins and Minerals in Health and Nutrition - 1st EditionA vitamin is an organic molecule or related set of molecules that is an essential micronutrient that an organism needs in small quantities for the proper functioning of its metabolism. Essential nutrients cannot be synthesized in the organism, either at all or not in sufficient quantities, and therefore must be obtained through the diet. Vitamin C can be synthesized by some species but not by others; it is not a vitamin in the first instance but is in the second. The term vitamin does not include the three other groups of essential nutrients : minerals , essential fatty acids , and essential amino acids. For example, vitamin E consists of four tocopherols and four tocotrienols.
The encyclopedia of vitamins, minerals, and supplements
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Toni Tipton-Martin. At the time, most but not all of the letters from F through to J were already designated. Add to Cart. Vitamin C also known as ascorbic aci.
Take a new look at your life; Micronutrient therapy; Diet; Vitamins; Minerals and trace elements; Essential fatty acids; Glossary. This book is an excellent introduction to the increasingly complex field of nutrition and health for food technologists and health professionals. It includes individual entries for all major vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Information is provided on nutritional medicine and cell protective mechanisms, together with the role of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and essential fatty acids in treating and preventing disorders. We are always looking for ways to improve customer experience on Elsevier. We would like to ask you for a moment of your time to fill in a short questionnaire, at the end of your visit. If you decide to participate, a new browser tab will open so you can complete the survey after you have completed your visit to this website.
Humans can produce some vitamins from precursors they consume: for example, vitamin A is synthesized from beta carotene ; and niacin is synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan. This was followed in the s by the mass production and marketing of vitamin supplementsincluding viyamin. Subcellular Biochemistry. The Longevity Diet.
Phylloquinone. Malnutrition or nutrition disorders E40-E68serving no apparent purpose but doing no apparent harm. And then there are those that just happen to be present in the foods we eat, Menaquinones. This book does a good job on both topics albiet not concise enough for me.