Fat Soluble Vitamins

Fat (lipid) soluble vitamins are absorbed in fat globules (called chylomicrons) that travel through the lymphatic system of the small intestines and into the blood of the body. 

 

Fat-soluble vitamins are mainly stored in the liver and fatty tissues of our bodies for future use, just in case we need them. We must be careful not  to consume more fat-soluble vitamins than we need because it could lead to toxicity.

The body can also be deficient in fat-soluble vitamins if fat intake is low, or if fat absorption is compromised.

Fat-soluble vitamins are mainly found in fatty foods. Unlike water-soluble vitamins, fat-soluble vitamins are not destroyed by the cooking process.

Below is a list of all fat-soluble vitamins. Click on them to learn more. 

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