water-soluble vitamin

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Noun1.water-soluble vitamin - any vitamin that is soluble in water
vitamin - any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism
B complex, B vitamin, B-complex vitamin, vitamin B, vitamin B complex, B - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
bioflavinoid, citrin, vitamin P - a vitamin that maintains the resistance of cell and capillary walls to permeation
ascorbic acid, vitamin C, C - a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy
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For the training of graduate students and analysts, they present a primer on each fat- and water-soluble vitamin and its role in metabolism before reviewing Association of Official Analytical Chemists International and other commonly- used vitamin assay methods.
A water-soluble vitamin, vitamin C is lost from potatoes when they are boiled, so deep-frying proves a healthier option."
The researchers set out to see how antioxidants "can counteract cigarette-smoke-induced leukocyte activation-adhesion in the hamster." They discovered that water-soluble vitamin C, given as part of the diet or intravenously, significantly reduced white cell adhesion.
However, side effects arising from therapeutically potent doses of this water-soluble vitamin have greatly restricted its use, notes Joseph M.
As it's so short-lived in the body, this water-soluble vitamin is needed daily to prevent deficiency.
A third study identified the water-soluble vitamin C as the premier antioxidant in blood (136: 133).
Recent research in Japan has demonstrated that the shorter-lived, water-soluble vitamin C works to rejuvenate the eye's supply of the fat-soluble vitamin E, which is oxidized -- and so becomes inactive -- when it neutralizes the free radicals that might otherwise cause cataracts, Trevithick says.
As well as being important for healthy hair, biotin - a water-soluble vitamin necessary for metabolising sugar, fat and protein - is good for treating brittle nails.
Excess thiamine is never harmful to the body as it is a water-soluble vitamin and can be expelled easily.
Red peppers contain vitamin C, which is a water-soluble vitamin and a powerful antioxidant.
ISLAMABAD -- A research has found that sweet potato is abundant in essential vitamins, especially B6 which is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for the proper maintenance of red blood cell metabolism and many other bodily functions.
As a water-soluble vitamin, consumption of fruits and vegetables or supplements should be done daily to get the sufficient amount that your body needs.