…are organic connections which are required by the organism for vital
functions. But for the most part they cannot be synthesised from metabolism.
This is why they must be absorbed with the nourishment. Vitamins are subdivided
into fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins.
||Activates the metabolism (amongst other things, of the hair follicle)
and enhances the keratin. It is essential for the synthesis of carbohydrates
and fatty acids, cell division and skin regeneration.
|Folic acid [water-soluble]
||Important with cell division and cell regeneration.
||Important for enzymes involved in the energy turnover in the cells, for
cardiac function and the central nervous system; improves the blood flow
of the skin and scalp.
|Pantothenic acid [water-soluble]
||Plays a decisive role in the synthesis of fatty acids and certain hormones;
generally known as a skin and hair care vitamin.
|Riboflavin (vitamin B2) [water-soluble]
||Part of ca. 60 different enzymes involved in fat, carbohydrate and protein
metabolism; important for skin and hair.
|Thiamine (vitamin B1) [water-soluble]
||Important for the carbohydrate-energy metabolism, the nervous system as
well as for skin and hair.
|Vitamin A (retinol) [fat-soluble]
||Important for growth, the immune system and development of cells and tissue;
involvement in the visual process.
|Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) [water-soluble]
||Contributes to the formation of red blood corpuscles; is involved in the
synthesis of cellular substance and all growth processes in the body.
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) [water-soluble]
||Important in the protein metabolism; involved in formation of defence
cells. Promotes transformation of tryptophan into picolinic acid. This is
an important carrier for zinc and thus important for skin and hair.
|Vitamin C [water-soluble]
||Improves the absorption of iron, stimulates the body’s own resistance
and antioxidants; involved in thousands of metabolic reactions.
|Vitamin D (calciferol) [fat-soluble]
||Important in the calcium and phosphate metabolism; influences the mineralization
of bones and teeth.
|Vitamin E (tocopherol) [fat-soluble]]
||Protects unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin A in the body against oxidation
(natural antioxidant); improves the scalp’s blood flow.
|Vitamin K [fat-soluble]
||Important for the blood coagulation system