Fat vs Water Soluble Vitamins
Vitamins A, D, E, and K are called the fat-soluble vitamins because they are dissolved in fats. They are absorbed by fat globules that travel through the small intestines and distributed through the body in the bloodstream. Because fat-soluble vitamins are not excreted by the body easily, they can accumulate to toxic levels if too much is taken.
Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, Folate, B12, Biotin, Pantothenic acid, and Vitamin C are water-soluble vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins are carried to the body’s tissues but are not stored in the body. They are found in plant and animal foods or dietary supplements and must be taken daily.