Vitamins, Biology



  1. Made up of protein or fat.
  2. Vitamins required in minute quantity for normal metabolism and body functions.
  3. Vitamins are supposed to be vital amines but all vitamins are not amines.
  4. Casimer Funk first used the word vitamin.
  5. Discovery of vitamin done by Hopkin.
  6. Hopkin & Funk gave vitamin theory.
  7. Vitamin word alphabetically giving by Drummond.
  8. According to Lunin these chemicals are helpful for health.
  9. Earliest known vitamin = vit. C.
  10. Earliest extracted vitamin = vit. B1
  11. Different forms of vitamins are vitaminers as vit A1, A2.
  12. By deficiency of vitamin avitaminosis or deficiency disease is caused.
  13. Vitamins are of following types -
  14. Fat soluble vitamins - A, D, E, K,             Water soluble vitamins - B & C


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