Vitamins are natural substances found in plants and animals known to be essential for good health.
The name vitamin is obtained from "vital amines" as it was originally thought that these substances were all amines. Human body uses these substances to stay healthy and support many physiological and biochemical functions.
Vitamins do not provide energy directly, but they help to regulate energy-producing processes.
Vitamins are essential for the normal growth and development of a multi-cellular organism.
There are 13 essential vitamins and each one has a special role to play within the body, helping to regulate the processes such as cell growth and repair, reproduction, digestion and metabolism of nutrients and release of energy.