Characteristics of water-soluble vitamins:
*Most are readily absorbed in the jejunum
*Water-soluble vitamins are easily absorbed and just as easily excreted in the urine
*Human body stores very small amounts of each of these vitamins.
*Because of their limited storage, daily intake is important.
*Deficiency symptoms appear relatively quickly
*Lower risk of toxicity
*Easily absorbed into blood travel freely in blood
*In food, it easily dissolves in water and drain away with cooking water, some destroyed on exposure to light, heat or oxygen during processing
*Most B vitamins share similar roles, vitamin C serves many different roles on the body
Characteristics of water soluble vitamins