So, exactly what are liquid vitamins and supplements?
Many customers have often wonder what are liquid vitamins and supplements. According to a Google search, a vitamin is any of a group of organic compounds that are essential for normal growth and nutrition and are required in small quantities in the diet because they cannot be synthesized by the body. A liquid vitamin is one which comes in a liquid form, usually which is easily consumable for people or pets. Vitamins are also commonly found in various liquid supplements.
Wikipedia states, “A vitamin is an organic compound required as a vital nutrient in tiny amounts by an organism. In other words, an organic chemical compound (or related set of compounds) is called a vitamin when it cannot be synthesize in sufficient quantities by an organism, and must be obtained from the diet. Thus, the term is conditional both on the circumstances and on the particular organism. For example, ascorbic acid, vitamin C is a vitamin for humans, but not for most other animals, and bio are required in the human diet only in certain circumstances. By convention, the term vitamin does not include other essential nutrients such as minerals, fatty acids, amino acids (which are needed in larger amounts than vitamins), nor does it encompass the large number of other nutrients that promote health but are otherwise required less often.”
Thirteen vitamins are universally recognized at present. Vitamins are classified by their biological and chemical activity, not their structure. Thus, each “vitamin” refers to a number of compounds that all show the biological activity associated with a particular vitamin. Such a set of chemicals is grouped under an alphabetized vitamin “generic descriptor” title, such as vitamin A retinal and four known cartenoids by definition are convertible to the active form of the vitamin in the body, and are sometimes inter-convertible to one another, as well.
Vitamins have diverse biochemical functions. Some have hormone-like functions as regulators of mineral metabolism (e.g., vitamin D), or regulators of cell and tissue growth and differentiation (e.g., some forms of vitamin A. Others function as antioxidants vitamin E and vitamin C. The largest number of vitamins (e.g., B complex vitamins) function as precursors for enzyme co-factors, that help enzymes work as catalysts in metabolism. In this role, vitamins may be tightly bound to enzymes as part of prosthetic groups: For example, biotin is part of enzymes involved in making fatty acids. Vitamins may also be less tightly bound to enzyme catalysts as coenzymes, detachable molecules that function to carry chemical groups or electrons between molecules. For example, folic acid carries various forms of carbon group – methyl, formyl and methylene – in the cell. Although these roles in assisting enzyme-substrate reactions are vitamins’ best-known function, the other vitamin functions are equally important.
Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D, Vitamin , Vitamin E, Vitamin , Vitamin K1, Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) are all examples of common and important vitamins. All of which are available as liquid vitamins and in liquid supplements.