What are water soluble vitamins?

Water soluble vitamins are vitamin B complex and vitamin c

Vitamin C :- ( Ascorbic Acid )

It's daily requirement is 60 mg per day. It is also named as Ascorbic acid due to its Anti - scurvy properties. It is the non stable among all vitamins as it gets easily destroyed and is highly soluble in water. It is also lost when food is dehydrated.


  • Common cold prevention
  • RBC synthesis
  • Making haemoglobin
  • Boost immunity power
  • Hormone synthesis
  • Act as anti histamine
  • Prevent fever


  • Scurvy
  • Pigmentation of finger nail
  • Fatigue
  • No would healings
  • Bleeding gums

Sources :- citrus fruits, vegetables, tomato

Vitamin B complex :-

Scientist have discovered eleven water soluble vitamins out of which eight are considered essential for humans
Vitamin B are classified as :-

1. Classic deficiency disease preventing vitamin :-

B 1 ( thiamine) --------------- beriber
B 2 ( riboflavin)--------------- Aroboflavinosis
B 3 (Nicotinic acid)----------- pellagra

2. Anaemia preventing vitamins :-

Pyridoxine -------------- Hypochromic anaemia
Folic acid ----------------- Macrocytic anaemia
Cyanocobalamin-------- pernicious anaemia

B 6 is also known as pyridoxine, B 9 as folic acid and B 12 as cyanocobalamin.

3. Recently discovered coenzyme factors

B 5 (Pantothenic acid)
B 7 ( Biotin)

Source of vitamin B are yeast, liver , oatmeal,peas, bread, cheese, kidney e.t c

Vitamin B keeps nervous system in good function also and prevent from above mentioned diseases.

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