Were the vitamins discovered in order? If so, what happened to vitamins B3 to B5, B7 to B11 and Vitamins F to J?
#44683. Asked by gmackematix. (Feb 26 04 1:49 AM)
Vitamin B is a complex of several vitamins. The name arises because it was once considered a single vitamin, much like Vitamin C or Vitamin D. Since later research has shown it is in fact a complex of chemically distinct vitamins that happen to often coexist in the same foods, the name has gradually declined in use, being replaced by the generic term "the B vitamins", or by the specific names of each vitamin. |
Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine)
Vitamin B-2, also Vitamin G (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B-3, also Vitamin P or Vitamin PP (Niacin)
Vitamin B-4 (Adenine)
Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic acid)
Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
Vitamin B-7, also Vitamin H (Biotin)
Vitamin B-7* — more commonly called Vitamin I
Vitamin B-8 (Ergadenylic Acid)
Vitamin B-9, also Vitamin M (Folic acid)
Vitamin B-10, also Vitamin R (Pteroylmonoglutamic acid mixed with other B vitamins)
Vitamin B-11, also Vitamin S
Vitamin B-12 (Cyanocobalamin)
Vitamin B-13 (Pyrimidinecarboxylic Acid)
Vitamin B-14 — a mixture of B-10 and B-11
Vitamin B-15 (Pangamic acid)
Vitamin B-17 (Amygdalin)
Vitamin B-22, often claimed as an ingredient of Aloe vera extracts
Vitamin B-c (Folic acid)
Vitamin B-h (Inositol)
Vitamin B-t (L-Carnitine)
Vitamin B-w, another name for Vitamin B-7
Vitamin B-x, also PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic acid)
Vitamin F was the designation originally given to essential fatty acids that the body cannot manufacture. They were "de-vitaminized" because they are fatty acids. |
[Feb 26 04 7:19 AM] sequoianoir writes:
VITAMIN G is an obsolete term once used for riboflavin (as was Vitamin F).
VITAMIN H is an obsolete name for biotin. It is also used to denote many of the sub-vitamin B complex such as Bc, BH, Bp, Bw, and Bx.
VITAMIN I is a term sometimes used to denote Vitamin Bw and the now obsolete Vitamin B7. It is a possible internal combination of Vitamins A and E.
VITAMIN J is also known as Vitamin C2 or Vitamin Bp
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