Water-soluble vitamins consist of two groups, namely vitamin B and vitamin C. Both vitamins are essential for the health of the human body. Initially vitamin B and vitamin C were given names based on the labels of the test tube as vitamins were found. Because the test tube to the vitamin B was carrying more than one vitamin, then the vitamins in the B test tube labeled B1, B2, and so on.
If vitamin C has many functions, such as the role of antioxidant vitamins B of which there are 8 of this act to assist the enzyme in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, as well as in the manufacture of DNA and new cells.
Vitamins that dissolve in water:
Thiamin (Vitamin B1)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Niacin (nicotinic acid, nicotinamida, niasinamida, vitamin B3)
Vitamin B6 (Piridoksin, piridoksal, piridoksamin)
Folate (Folasin, folic acid, pteroilglutamat acid, vitamin B9)
Vitamin B12 (Kobalamin)
Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)
Biotin (Vitamin B8)