Necessary Vitamins and Nutrients

Discussion in 'Health & Medicine' started by chesterburrito, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. chesterburrito

    chesterburrito Guest

    What would be absolutely necessary as far as vitamins / nutrients if there was a foot shortage? I have heard you can get scurvy from not having vitamin C or something like that before, what other things can happen?
  2. dunappy

    dunappy Well-Known Member

    Here are a list of the vitamins and the defiencies associated with them The words in bold are the disease or problem caused by the defiency of the vitamin.

    Vitamin A Night-blindness and Keratomalacia
    Vitamin B1 Thiamine Beriberi

    Vitamin B2 Riboflavin Ariboflavinosis
    Vitamin B3 Niacin, niacinamide Liver damage
    Vitamin B5 Pantothenic acid Paresthesia
    Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine, pyridoxamine, pyridoxal Anaemia
    Biotin Dermatitis, enteritis
    Folic acid folinic acid Deficiency during pregnancy is associated with birth defects, such as neural tube defects
    Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin, hydroxycobalamin, methylcobalamin Megaloblastic anaemia
    Vitamin C Ascorbic acid Scurvy
    Vitamin D Ergocalciferol, cholecalciferol Rickets and Osteomalacia
    Vitamin E Tocopherols, tocotrienols Deficiency is very rare; mild hemolytic anemia in newborn infants.
    Vitamin K phylloquinone, menaquinones Bleeding diathesis

  3. porksoda

    porksoda Guest

    Would a good multivitamin have all of these vitamins?
  4. BlackPaladin

    BlackPaladin Enforcer

    Yes. Check the label.
  5. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Well-Known Member

    Don't forget to plan for plenty of healthy fats in your food storage. Many vitamins require fat to make them usable by the body.
  6. TechAdmin

    TechAdmin Administrator Staff Member

    Most of those vitamins are covered with eating a balanced diet of fruit, vegetables, lean meat and sunlight.
  7. dunappy

    dunappy Well-Known Member

    yes that is correct, but the original post made the distinction
    If you don't have a blanaced diet to begin with due to lack of food you can have some of these issues.