Provitamin

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A provitamin is a substance that may be converted within the body to a vitamin.[1] The term previtamin is a synonym.[2]

The term "provitamin" is used when it is desirable to label a substance with little or no vitamin activity, but which can be converted to an active form by normal metabolic processes. Some provitamins are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dictionary definition of provitamin. Referenced 2014-02-05
  2. ^ Dictionary definition of previtamin. Referenced 2014-02-05
  3. ^ "Office of Dietary Supplements - Vitamin D". ods.od.nih.gov. Retrieved 31 October 2020.