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Vitamins are organic compounds that are required as nutrients for health. They can not be synthesized by the body and must be obtained from the diet. Vitamins have a diverse and essential role in many biochemical functions. They can have hormone-like actions, they regulate cell and tissue growth, they act as antioxidants and can act as precurors for enzymes. Vitamins are classified as either water-soluble or fat-soluble depending on how they are absorbed in the body.

Article Toxicology of Vitamins J Orthomolecular Med 2012;Vol27(2)