WATER/FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS

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WATER/FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS

Post by Miko » Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:59 pm

Can someone explain to me in the simplest term the difference between water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins?

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Post by biostudent84 » Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:52 pm

Water soluble vitamins are dissolve into solution in water-substances in your body. Mainly blood.

Fat soluble vitamins are dissolved into solution in the adipose (fat) of your body.

This is why you can't overdose on water soluble vitamins, but you can on fat soluble. Any extra water-soluble vitamins are removed by the kidneys. Fat soluble vitamins must take time and be slowly removed from the fat.

Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble.

Vitamins B and C are water-soluble.

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Post by MrMistery » Sun May 01, 2005 12:50 am

PP vitamin is also water solubile
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