How Do Water-Soluble Vitamins Work?

Reviewed on 7/25/2022

HOW DO WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS WORK?

Water-soluble vitamin supplements are nutritional supplements used for treating various conditions associated with water-soluble vitamin deficiency. Water-soluble vitamins play a critical role in several body functions like:

  • Protect the cells from damage
  • Produce collagen, a protein involved in wound healing by providing structure to the muscles, bones, and skin
  • Help in iron absorption from fruits and vegetables
  • Boost the immune system to protect the body from diseases
  • Generate energy to satisfy the body’s daily requirement
  • Promote the formation of red blood cells
  • Transport oxygen throughout the body for smooth functioning of the organs

Water-soluble vitamins are abundant in various food sources, which include:

  • Whole-grain or enriched bread
  • Cereals
  • Legumes
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Vegetables such as mushroom, asparagus, cabbage, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, and green leafy vegetables
  • Fruits such as cantaloupe, strawberries, papayas, mangoes, and kiwifruit
  • Peanut butter
  • Orange juice
  • Milk and milk products

HOW ARE WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS USED?

Water-soluble vitamins are used in the treatment of various conditions associated with water-soluble vitamin deficiency, which include:

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS?

The most common side effects of water-soluble vitamins include:

  • Restlessness
  • Warmth
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Tightness of the throat
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Flushing
  • Faintness
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspepsia (indigestion)
  • Joint pain
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

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WHAT ARE NAMES OF WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS?

Generic and brand names of water-soluble vitamins include:

References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/vitamins-water-soluble

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/fat-soluble-vitamins-vs-water-soluble-vitamins

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