Water Soluble Vitamins (WSV)

Water Soluble Vitamins (WSV)

Vitamin B and C are Water Soluble Vitamins (WSV). Vitamin B is a complex made up of 9 vitamins called vitamin B-Complex or vitamin B-Family.

Lets discuss them in detail.


  •  Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 is a fat soluble vitamin. It is also called Thiamine.

What Does B1 do?

The main function of vitamin B1 is to produce enzymes fr decreasing blood glucose level. It also helps the nerve to convey message easily.

Good Sources

Pork, Fish., Beans, lentils, Green peas, .Enriched cereals, breads, noodles, rice, Sunflower seeds. And Yogurt etc.

Deficiency of vitamin B1

The deficiency of vitamin B1 may leads to health problems. It is also necessary for the digestion f food. The deficiency can leads t a diseases called Beriberi and en-reckni korasakaf syndrome.

What is Beriberi?

Beriberi is a disorder cussed by the deficiency of B1 which ultimately affects the human nerves system.


The Treatment goal is to regain the needed amount of B1 from natural sources like food and animal. Many multivitamins are availed in market which contains a B vitamin in required quantity. These should be taken after meals to enhance the process of absorption.

  • Vitamin B2

The scientific or chemical name of Vitamin B2 is Riboflavin.

It is a Water soluble vitamins.

Good sources

Milk, meat, eggs, nuts, enriched flour, and green vegetables.


Riboflavin is involved in the development f skin, lining of digestive tract, blood cells and nerve functions.

Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)

The RDA (Recommended dietary Allowance) data showing both gender, the RDA for male adult is 1.3 mg daily. For adult females, the RDA is 1.1 mg daily. During pregnancy, the RDA is 1.4 mg, and during breastfeeding, the RDA is 1.6 mg. Recommended amounts for children depend on age.

  • Vitamin C

Vitamin C is also Ascorbic acids. The major sources are Citrus fruits like Lemon, Mango, grapes, Strawberries etc.

Vitamin C in needed by the body for many different functions. These are

Good Sources

chicken, beef, tuna, salmon, milk, eggs, tomatoes, leafy vegetables, broccoli, carrots, nuts and seeds, tofu, and lentils.


It is also called Niacin. Niacin works in different area and in different cells. It is an important nutrients ease arthritis, lower cholesterol level and increase brain functions.

The deficiency can leads to many severe problems. The major goal of the treatment is to restore the balancing.

Supplements and food

These deficiency can be overcome by Niacin (in food ) and with supplements. I beret folic is the brand of Abbott pharmaceutical containing Many B vitamins. Doctor usually prescribe the Multivitamins.

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