Vitamins are organic compounds made from carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. There are two types of vitamins: 1. Fat soluble vitamins and 2. Water soluble vitamins.
Key vitamins include Vitamin A, B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate), Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. Vitamins help the body perform tasks such as growth, cell development building of co enzymes etc. Fat soluble vitamins include vitamin A, D, E and K while water soluble vitamins include vitamin B and C. Excess of fat soluble vitamins can be toxic for the body.