Fat Soluble Vitamins

 

Most Vitamins are able to be absorbed in water but there are 4 vitamins that require fat to be to absorbed optimally.

Fat-soluble vitamins are best absorbed when consumed with healthy fats such as grass-fed butter, coconut oil, fish oil,and nut butters. The 4 fat-soluble vitamins are vitamins A, E, D, & K.

 
 

VITAMIN A

Vitamin A is needed to support and maintain many important functions in the body.

Vitamin A is made up of compounds called retinoids. The most common form is retinol. Other available forms are retinoic acid, retinal and vitamin A2.

Primary Functions and Benefits of vitamin A

Vision: Without any vitamin A you would go blind. Crucial for maintaining the light sensing cells in the eye and the development of tears.

Skin and Hair: Necessary to maintain healthy skin and prevent hair loss.

Growth and Development: Vitamin A is needed for healthy cell growth. If there is a deficiency it can delay or slow development and growth especially in children and fetuses. It also plays a vital role in maintaining fertility.

Immune System: Without adequate levels of vitamin A the body is more susceptible to disease and infections.

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VITAMIN E

Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that helps safeguard the body against oxidative stress and can boost immune function.

Vitamin E is made up of molecules that are grouped as compounds known as tocopherols and tocotrienols. Those compounds are further divided into alpha, beta, delta, gamma groups. The type of Vitamin E compound you consume will depend on the foods you consume. The most common form found in Vitamin E supplements is a-tocopherol. 

Primary Functions and Benefits of Vitamin E

Antioxidant: Can protect against free radicals 

Aging: Necessary to maintain healthy skin and prevent hair loss.

Growth and Development: Vitamin A is needed for healthy cell growth. If there is a deficiency it can delay or slow development and growth especially in children and fetuses. It also plays a vital role in maintaining fertility.

Immune System: Without adequate levels of vitamin A the body is more susceptible to disease and infections.

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VITAMIN D

Vitamin D is one of the 24 essential vitamins. It is often associated with bone and cardiovascular health.

Vitamin D benefits extend to cognitive enhancement, immune health, overall well-being, cancer prevention and increased testosterone. Vitamin D can naturally be absorbed through the skin when exposed to sunlight. It can also be consumed through sources of fish, eggs, and some dairy products will add vitamin d. When taken as a supplement Vitamin D commonly comes in the form of Cholecalciferol, Vitamin D3 or Ergocalciferol, Vitamin D2.

Primary Functions and Benefits

  • Bone Health: Vitamin D helps to supports bone growth and development in children and can helps maintain strength and reduce fractures in elderly along with a reduction in falls.

  • Testosterone: Can help support or increase testosterone, most notable in individuals who were previously deficient in vitamin d.

  • Cardiovascular: Helps support cardiovascular function and reduce cardiovascular related disease.

  • Well-Being: May potential help individuals with depression symptoms and subjective well-being.

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VITAMIN K

Vitamin K is another essential vitamin that plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones and blood clotting.

Vitamin K is most notable obtained through consuming dark leafy greens. Another great food source is fermented soy beans also known as Natto. Natto can also be found as a supplement. Common supplement forms of Vitamin K are Vitamin K1 (Phylloquinone), Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone). K1 and K2 also have different forms such as MK-4, MK-7, MK-8, MK-9.

The dosing will vary based on the form of vitamin k you are supplementing.

Primary Functions and Benefits

  • Bone Health: Vitamin K helps support bone growth in children and maintain bone mineral density in elderly along with the correct intake of vitamin d

  • Blood Clotting: Vitamin K is needed to support blood clotting and should not be taken with medications contraindicated

  • Heart Health: When taken correctly vitamin K can help reduce calcification in arteries

  • Anti-Aging: Vitamin K shows some potential anti-aging benefits and may be beneficial taken with some cancer treatments.

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