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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:


  1. ^ a b c "provitamin" – via The Free Dictionary.
  2. ^ "Dictionary definition of previtamin. Referenced 2014-02-05".
  3. ^ "Office of Dietary Supplements - Vitamin D". Retrieved 31 October 2020.