Fat vs. Water-Soluble Vitamins

by in Health Tips, Naturopathic Medicine, Nutrition, Vitamins January 12, 2022

There are 13 vitamins known to be essential for the human body: Vitamins A,D,E,K,C and 8 B vitamins!

Each vitamin has a different function but they are equally important! Some of them help you fight infections ๐Ÿฆ  by arming up your immune system, others keep your nerves healthy and some are responsible for clotting your blood so if you get a cut๐Ÿฉธyou donโ€™t continue to bleed forever! Needless to say, we need these vitamins to keep our bodies functioning optimally.ย 


Fat soluble vitamins dissolve in fat.

So for optimal absorption, itโ€™s best to take these with a fat source like avocado๐Ÿฅ‘ if youโ€™re taking it in a capsule form or you can take it in a carrier oil. These types of vitamins often are available in “drops” for this reason. However, it’s important to note that because these vitamins are fat soluble, they are also ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ when taken in excess. Your body doesnโ€™t like to waste anything so if you give it a little extra, itโ€™ll save it for later. Now, this can cause problems if you are self-prescribing high-doses of vitamins A,D,E or Kโš ๏ธ โ›”๏ธ . Because we store these in our body, ๐—ถ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ MUCH ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜…๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€ than if we were taking water soluble vitamins, so always make sure to talk to your doctor about which vitamins you should be taking, how much and for how long. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ โœ๏ธ

*๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’‚ ๐’“๐’†๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• Naturopathic Doctors ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’„๐’“๐’Š๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’†๐’“, ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’‘๐’†๐’–๐’•๐’Š๐’„ ๐’…๐’๐’”๐’†๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’–๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’” ๐’Ž๐’๐’”๐’• ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’…๐’๐’„๐’•๐’๐’“๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’๐’•๐Ÿคซ*

Nutraceutical = vitamin or supplement that is NOT a pharmaceutical drug


Water soluble vitamins dissolve in water! ๐Ÿ’ฆ

This means that if we take too much, ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ท๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ผ๐—น๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ. In this case, your body takes what it needs and sends the rest to the kidneys to be filtered out in your urine. How much you need varies from person to person and by situation. Maybe youโ€™re feeling sick ๐Ÿค’ and are needing a little extra? If so, itโ€™s best to ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™™๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™™ ๐™™๐™ค๐™จ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™œ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ so you can supply your body as needed. Otherwise, if you take one very large dose per day, then you will likely just be making expensive pee.ย 

I hope you found this post helpful, I try to keep it short and sweet so it doesn’t get too overwhelming but please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions for me!

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