Vitamins- Source, Functions and Deficiency diseases

Dear Readers, we are presenting quick notes on vitamins for SSC CGL 2016 and other competitive exams.

A vitamin is an organic compound and a vital nutrient that an organism requires in limited amounts. An organic chemical compound (or related set of compounds) is called a vitamin when the organism cannot synthesize the compound in sufficient quantities, and it must be obtained through the diet; thus, the term “vitamin” is conditional upon the circumstances and the particular organism.

1. Water-soluble vitamins

2. Fat-soluble vitamins