General Science Study Notes for Railway RRB Exams – Vitamins

In this blog, we will be providing you important General science study notes about Vitamins, their sources, what are these vitamins good for, and what kind of problems does the deficiency of each Vitamin causes in a tabular format. This General Science Study notes blog will prove very useful for your preparation for Railway RRB Exams – RRB NTPC Exam and RRB ALP Exam. Read on to know all about Vitamins.

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General Science Study Notes – Vitamins

Vitamin Name Source Good for Deficiency Causes
Vitamin A (Retinol) dark green and yellow coloured vegetables and fruits, cod liver oil, Milk, Butter and other dairy products Eyes, Bones and Teeth development, maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails Night Blindness, Dry Skin, weak teeth and bones, etc
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Bread yeast, Sprouts, etc. Nervous system, Brain functions, etc Weak memory, Disturbances in sleep, feeling irritated, etc
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) mushrooms, soybean, nuts, green leafy vegetables, Almonds Overal growth and good health of the body, for Pregnant women Sore throat, Amnesia, Inflammation of skin
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) cereals, seeds, meat, fish – tuna, etc. efficient functioning of the Liver, maintaining cholesterol levels in the body Fatigue, Indigestion, Depression, Vomiting, Pellagra etc.
Vitamin B4 (Choline) Vegetables, whole grains, unadulterated honey Metabolism, Maintaining blood sugar levels, antibodies formation Blood disorder, nausea, skin disorders
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) Brocolli, sweet potatoes, beans, eggs, etc. Making Red blood cells, maintaining good health of hair, eyes and skin, etc. Gastrointestinal problems, fatigue, headache, etc.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) Pistachio nuts, Sesame seeds, Chicken, etc. Maintaining healthy metabolism, skin health, the functioning of the nervous system, etc Mood Swings, Confusion, Muscle pains, etc.
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine) Fish, Meat, Raw milk, Organic Yogurt Healthy Pregnancy, Digestion, maintaining energy levels, etc Joint pains, poor Dental health, Chronic Fatigue, etc
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) Fruits – Papaya, Pineapple, Kiwi Fruit, Mango, Tomatoes, etc. Gives Glowing Skin, Prevent Anemia, Boosting Immunity, etc. Poor healing of wounds, Bleeding gums, dry and scaly skin, Scurvy, etc.
Vitamin D (Calciferol) Sun Light, Eggs, Meat, Fish, Mushrooms, etc Maintaining body weight, prevents the formation of cancer cells, strong brain health, etc Anxiety, Depression, Weak Immune System, Rickets
Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Almonds, Hazelnuts, Spinach, Tomatoes, etc Maintaining Cholesterol levels in the body, healthy hair, Maintaining a balance of hormones, etc. Visual Disturbances, General Unwellness
Vitamin K (Phillioquine) Green Leafy Vegetables, Broccoli, Cabbage, etc. Normal Blood Clotting, Healthy Bones, etc. Haemorrhage, defective blood clotting, increased bleeding.


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