The word “vitamin” is derived from the Latin words “vita” (“life”) and “amine” (nitrogenous compound). After giving certain nutrients the name “vitamin” it was found that not all vitamins contain nitrogen, but the name was kept.
Vitamins are essential nutrients that you need to stay healthy. Each vitamin has its own function and contributes, for example, to growth and development or to certain processes in your body. A vitamin deficiency can increase the risk of certain health problems.
Your body doesn’t make vitamins itself. With the exception of vitamin D. It is therefore important that you consume enough vitamins every day.