Skip to Content
Home > Wellness Resources > Health Library > Vitamins
Vitamins are certain chemicals the body needs in small amounts to
function properly. They work in a variety of ways, mostly as "helpers." For
example, many of the B vitamins help the body use protein, carbohydrate, and fats.
Vitamins are divided into two categories:
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.