Key points


  • Vitamins are nutrients required by the body in small amounts, for a variety of essential processes.
  • Most vitamins cannot be made by the body, so need to be provided in the diet.
  • Vitamin D can be made by the body in the skin when it is exposed to sunlight.
  • Vitamins are grouped into fat-soluble vitamins and water-soluble vitamins.
  • Requirements for vitamins change across life stages.


Fat Soluble Vitamins

Water Soluble Vitamins


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