Bell curve of vitamin adequate intake

Difference between cofactor and coenzyme

Many enzymes have to link to their respective helpers to promote optimal arrangement of their atoms and proper functioning. Cofactors and coenzymes are two sorts of such helper molecules.


Cofactors are inorganic ions.

Vitamin C products

Another name for vitamin C is ascorbic acid.

The ascorbic acid name is a derivative of a- (meaning "no") and scorbutus (scurvy).

The human being is one of the few members of the animal kingdom that can not synthesize vitamin C.

Sources of vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 is also known as thiamine belongs to water-soluble vitamins of B complex.

In the human body about 80% of thiamin are presented in the form of thiamin diphosphate (TDP).

Riboflavin foods

Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, refers to water-soluble B vitamins.

Depending on the source, from which it was derived, another names for vitamin B2 are: