Vitamins are substances that the body needs for normal growth and development. Your body needs 13 vitamins. These are: Vitamin A B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, and folate) Vitamin C Vitamin D Vitamin E vitamin k
Each vitamin has specific functions. If you have low levels
of certain vitamins, you may have health problems. For example,
if you don't get enough vitamin C, you could develop anemia.
Some vitamins can help prevent medical problems.
The best way to get enough vitamins is to eat a balanced diet
with a variety of foods. In some cases, a daily multivitamin may be
needed. It's a good idea to talk to your healthcare provider about it.
High doses of some vitamins can cause problems.