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Vitamin A

Vision (low-light and color)

Lipid soluble

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Vitamin D

Calcium and phosphate absorption in the gut

Lipid soluble

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Vitamin E

Antioxidant

Lipid soluble

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Vitamin K

Coagulation

Lipid soluble

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Vitamin C

Cofactor for reactions in collagen synthesis, antioxidant

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Vitamin B1

Coenzyme in important metabolic reactions

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Vitamin B2

Coenzyme involved in electron transport chain, precursor for FAD

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Vitamin B3

Precursor of NAD and NADP, which are involved in many key reactions

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Vitamin B5

Required for synthesis of CoA, as well as in metabolism

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Vitamin B6

Used as coenzyme in many metabolic reactions

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Vitamin B7

Cofactor for several carboxylase enzymes in metabolic reactions

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Vitamin B9

(Folic Acid)
Ensures proper neurological development in pregnancy, required for fertiliity

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Vitamin B12

Coenzyme in metabolic reactions, especially DNA synthesis and lipid/amino acid metabolism