water soluble vitamins

With all the talk about vitamins and health today, you have probable heard terms like water soluble vitamins or fat-soluble vitamins.  The difference between water soluble vitamins and fat-soluble vitamins is how the body uses them.
Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in your body’s organs, and used when needed by the body, while your body needs water soluble vitamins regularly and they run through your bloodstream.  Examples of vitamins that are water soluble are vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid, riboflavin, and niacin.
When the body is done with water soluble vitamins, it will eliminate them in the urine stream.  Because these vitamins cannot be stored in the body like the fat soluble ones, there is a greater risk of deficiencies of these vitamins.  Ask your doctor if you are concerned about a vitamin deficiency, and find out what supplements or dietary changes might be right for you.  You may want a multivitamin to fit your needs or you may prefer to take a specific vitamin that is helpful to your weaknesses.

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