It no longer needs to be proven that vitamins are important. Every vitamin has its function in the body of humans and animals.
Functions of Vitamin A
Vitamin A plays a role in the conveyance of light stimuli
It contributes to maintenance of skin and mucous membranes
Fights infections and strengthens the immune system
Has a protective efficacy against cancer - particularly lung and skin cancer.
Functions of Vitamin D
Helps with the absorption of calcium from the intestines
Works to place calcium in the skeleton and teeth, providing them with strength.
Functions of Vitamin E
Promotes the absorption of Vitamin A and beta-carotene
Together with unsaturated fatty acids, it plays a role in the construction of bodily cells
Protects unsaturated fatty acids against the harmful effects of oxygen and is thus used as a preservative.
Functions of Vitamin K
Plays an important role in blood coagulation. Without Vitamin K we would not stop bleeding.
Functions of Vitamin B
Plays a role in metabolizing proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
Functions of Vitamin C
Is an active substance in hormones and enzymes
Plays an important role in the absorption of iron
Plays a role in the formation of connective tissue
Protects other vitamins against the harmful effects of oxygen and is thus an anti-oxidant.
Insects have a very particular vitamin profile. It can vary greatly depending upon the type.
The tables below show the established data; we do not yet have any data about Vitamin C. More familiar foods are mentioned by way of comparison.