ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Benefits of Vitamins

Updated on March 14, 2011

When it comes to health and nutrition, vitamins are considered to be the best supplements for proper functioning of our body. As you know, egg, cereals, and dairy foods are complete with respect to the vitamin content, and metabolism, tooth formation, and the production of energy depend on them but vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and biotin are top 10 essential vitamins necessary for proper functioning of the body. There are others, but above are the main ones. The first four mentioned above including vitamin A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble vitamins, which means they all are stored in the fatty tissues of our body. Rest of them including vitamin C, vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and biotin are water soluble and get eliminated or excreted from the body via urinary system if not used immediately; therefore, it is important and necessary to use them immediately and consistently. Out of all above water-soluble vitamins list, vitamin B12 is the only water-soluble vitamin, which can be stored in the liver for many years. Below I have provided a list of top 10 vitamins with their benefits.

Benefits of vitamin A chart
Benefits of vitamin A chart

Benefits of Vitamin A

  • Vitamin A supports the formation and maintenance of teeth, skeletal system including bones and joints, soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin.

  • Vitamin A also produces the pigments in the retina of our eye. Vitamin A promotes good vision and may be required in reproduction and lactation.

Benefits of Vitamin B1

  • Vitamin B1 also called as thiamin helps our body cells to convert carbohydrates into energy.

  • Vitamin B1 is necessary for the healthy functioning of our heart, muscles, and nervous system.

Health benefits of vitamin B3 chart
Health benefits of vitamin B3 chart

Benefits of Vitamin B3

  • Vitamin B3 helps in the functioning of the digestive system, skin, and nerves.

  • Vitamin B3 is important for converting food into energy.

Benefits of Vitamin B6

  • Vitamin B6 helps our immune system to produce antibodies that are needed to combat diseases.
  • Vitamin B6 promotes healthy neurological function and formation of red blood cells.
  • Vitamin B6 helps in breaking down complex proteins.

Benefits of Vitamin B12

  • Vitamin B12 is important for metabolism.

  • It helps form red blood cells in blood.

  • B12 maintains our central nervous system.

Benefits of Vitamin C

  • Vitamin C is beneficial for repair and growth of tissues throughout our body.
  • Vitamin C is beneficial in healing of wounds, repair and maintenance of joints, cartilages, bones, and teeth.
  • Vitamin C helps in prevention of premature aging of body cells and occurrence of heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.

Benefits of Vitamin D

  • Vitamin D helps our body in absorption of calcium.

  • Vitamin D also helps maintain adequate calcium and phosphorus in the blood.

  • Vitamin D has anticancer and antiinflammatory properties and is famous for regulating the immune system.

Benefits of Vitamin E

  • Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant, which helps in protection of our body tissue from the worse damage caused by free radicals.

  • Vitamin E is beneficial in red blood cell or erythrocyte formation and helps the body to use vitamin K.

  • Lower levels of Vitamin E also help protect our heart.

Benefits of Vitamin K

  • Vitamin K helps in normal clotting of blood, which is very much required for people having anemia and other blood disorders, which are at risk of uncontrolled bleeding in case of severe bleeding.

  • Vitamin K also helps in maintenance of strong bones for old people.

B complex vitamin foods
B complex vitamin foods
B complex vitamin soft gels
B complex vitamin soft gels
Banana contains vitamin B which is essential for skin.
Banana contains vitamin B which is essential for skin.
Vitamin D food chart
Vitamin D food chart

Benefits of Biotin

  • Biotin is essential for growth and helps the metabolism of food.

  • Biotin helps in breaking down carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It's my pleasure ocbill. In my upcoming hubs, you will see the same types of info on benefits of health and everything.

    • ocbill profile image


      8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      very good hub on how to maintain your health with necessary vitamins. much appreciated.


    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Definitely I will visit and read. I love thrillers a lot. Three minutes to midnight is a great article and already running vibrations down my spine.

    • Resolver2009 profile image


      8 years ago from Bournemouth, UK / Oslo, Norway

      Hi Soni, yet another great article. Very informative and extensive. Well done my friend! By the way, just published the seventh episode of my thriller series; Three Minutes to Midnight, would love it if you checked it out. See you around! //Alex

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much walkin.

    • walkin profile image


      8 years ago from India

      Hi Rajinder

      Its a great hub on Vitamin Benefits !!

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I really appreciate and love the power of creative orange because I am a Libran and I love creativity and like orange too much. I am a real fan of yours now.

    • CreativeOrange profile image


      8 years ago

      Very helpful material here. I have long been an advocate of Vitamins and feel they have helped my mental and physical help tremendously. Because them, I have become the Creative Orange I am today. Thanks for this useful info.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)