Med e Skin Cream is an all round skin healing cream with Tea Tree Oil and various other oils and ingredients. Available in a 50ml bottle and 10ml trial size tube

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Name of vitamin Properties Distribution Functions
Vitamin A Soluble in fat solvents
Insoluble in water
Heat stable in absence of air.
Easily destroyed on exposure to air or ultra violet rays.
Animal sources – cod liver oil, halibut liver oil, milk, butter, eggs, fishes
Vegetable sources – carrots, spinach, vegetable oils, green leaves, yellow fruits e.g. mangoes, tomatoes etc.
Essential for growth
It is a component of rhodopsin, hence essential for night vision.
Helps in the preservation of structural integrity and the normal permeability of membranes
Maintains the health and activity of epithelial tissues and glands.
Prevents infection. Maintains nutrition and functions of the nervous tissue.
Controls the action of the bone cells, formation and sulphation of mucopolysaccharides
Helps in normal fertility.
Helps in glucose synthesis by stimulating enzymes concerned.
Vitamin D Soluble in fat solvents but insoluble in water.
Heat stable
Richest sources are fish-liver oils, e.g. cod liver oil, halibut liver oil, etc.
Butter, milk, eggs, liver etc.
Favour calcium and phosphorus absorption from the intestine.
Related to calcium and phosphorus metabolism.
Helps in the bone formation by direct action on bone cells.
Helps in the development of the normal teeth.
Activates the alkaline phosphatase in bone, kidney and intestine
Vitamin E Soluble in fat and fat solvents
Heat stable
Exist naturally as yellow oil. In foods, acts as an antioxidant and prevents vitamin A, from oxidative destruction.
There are three forms of tocopherols alpha, beta and gamma. The most active form is the alpha tocopherol.
Animal sources- egg, milk, fish and muscles.
Vegetable sources- vegetable seed oils, especially wheat, soyabean and corn.
It has also been produced synthetically.
Tocopherols act as a cofactor in the electron transport system acting between cytochromes b and c and have got antioxidative effects and prevent oxidation.
Prevent sterility.
Essential for fetal development.
Required for normal function of muscles.
Maintains the physiological equilibrium in vascular and nervous system.
Vitamin K Fat-soluble.
Heat stable
Vegetable sources – cabbage, spinach, alfalfa, tomato, soyabean etc.
It has also been produced synthetically.
It catalyzes the formation of prothrombin and factor VII in the blood and helps in the normal coagulation of blood. It has been suggested that this vitamin acts as a coenzyme for some enzymes responsible for normal clotting reactions.
It plays an important role in oxidative phosphorylation in the mitochondria.
Bile salts are necessary for the absorption of vitamin K.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) White crystalline substance.
Water soluble
Heat labile
Unstable at high temperature and in alkaline medium. Stable in acid medium
Vegetable sources- cereals (in the husk and embryo). Pulses, nuts, yeast, beets, carrots, turnips, lettuce, cauliflower, pears, beans etc.
Polished rice or white flour is poor in this vitamin.
Animal sources – egg yolk contains fair amount.
It has also been produced synthetically
Acts as a coenzyme of the carboxylase, which helps in the oxidative decarboxylation of pyruvic acid.
It is an essential step n the oxidation of sugar in the tissues and brain.
In this absence of this vitamin, pyruvic and lactic acid fail to be broken down, and accumulate in blood and tissues.
Helps the enzyme system for the synthesis of fats from carbohydrates and proteins.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Yellow crystals
Sparingly soluble in water.
Heat stable in neutral and acid media.
Destroyed by light.
Animal sources – milk, liver, kidney, muscle, raw egg etc.
Vegetable sources – whole grains and green leafy vegetables.
It has been synthetically produced
Essential for growth.
Essential for tissue oxidation
In the tissues riboflavin exists as flavin mononucleotide and flavin adenine dinucleotide. These two coenzymes in combination with protein are termed flavoprotein, which have a major functional role as a number of enzyme system.
It is also related to carbohydrate, fat and protein
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) White crystalline substance.
Moderately soluble in water.
Heat stable
Vegetable sources – dried legumes, peas, beans, tomatoes, whole wheat meal, green vegetable etc.
Animal sources –meat, fish, liver, milk, eggs, yeast, kidneys, heart, etc.
It has been produced synthetically
Acts as a pellagra-preventing factor.
Essential for growth.
Remains as a part of at least two enzymes – NAD and NADP. They act along with dehydrogenase and take part in tissue oxidation.
Helps in the formation of fats from carbohydrates.
Stimulates the central nervous system.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) White crystalline substance.
Highly soluble in water.
Heat stable
Animal sources –meat, fish, liver, milk, eggs, yeast, kidneys, heart etc.
Vegetable sources – molasses, wheat, bran, peas, sweet potatoes, etc.
It has been produced synthetically.
Plays a fundamental role in the metabolism as coenzyme A
In combination with succinate forms active succinate and helps in the biosynthesis of haemoglobin.
It also helps in the biosynthesis of fatty acids. Various tissues affected e.g. gastrointestinal disturbances, alopecia, cornification of the skin and hypofunction of the adrenal gland.
Vitamin B 6 (Pyridoxine) It occurs in three forms, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine and pyridoxine.
It is a white crystal soluble in water.
Heat stable in both acidic and alkaline solutions.
Vegetable sources – germs of various grains and seeds, leafy vegetables, etc.
Animal sources – liver, egg-yolk, meat, kidney, yeast etc.
It has been produced synthetically.
It helps in the normal metabolism of tryptophan.
Acts as a coenzyme for transaminase or aminotrasferases, decarboxylases and desulphydrases.
Related to the metabolism of unsaturated fatty acids
Helps in the synthesis of fats from proteins and carbohydrates.
It is also called antidermatitis factor.     Peculiar dermatitis and hypochromic microcytic anaemia.
Weakness of muscles and convulsive seizures.
In persons suffering from pellagra and beri beri, synthetic B6 can easily cure insomnia, irritability, abdominal pain, difficulty in walking etc, which cannot be cured by other vitamins.
Vitamin B 8 (Biotin) Soluble in water and alcohol.
Heat stable
Resistant to acids and alkalis.
It contains sulphur.
Widely distributed in all common articles of food – especially in yeast, egg-yolk, kidney, liver, cauliflower, peas etc.
Raw egg- white contains avidin (antivitamin of biotin), which antagonizes and prevents its action.
Biotin acts as a coenzyme in CO2 fixation for the urea formation as well as for the biosynthesis of pyrimidines and fatty acids.
Helps in deamination of therionine, serine and aspartic acid.
Prevents dermatitis.
Vitamin B 9 (folic acid) Yellow compound
Slightly soluble in water and destroyed by light.
Animal sources – liver, kidney etc.
Vegetable sources – widely distributed in plants and in green vegetables.
Essential for the synthesis of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in the nuclei of the cells.
Along with vitamin B 12 it helps in the synthesis of nucleic acid.
It is also related to phospholipid metabolism and amino acid metabolism.
Vitamin B 12 Red crystalline substance
Soluble in water.
Absent in plants but present in almost all animal tissues.
Rich sources are liver, kidney, eggs, beef extract, milk etc.
Also found in fungus – Streptomyces griseus. Hence vitamin B12 is obtained as a by product in the manufacture of streptomycin.
Antipernicious anemia factor.
Essential for the formation and maturation of red blood cells.
Recent studies indicate that vitamin B 12 is Castle’s extrinsic factor. The intrinsic factor helps in its absorption from the intestine.
Plays an essential role in the synthesis of the nucleic acid.
Increases the white cell count and the platelets through its action in the bone marrow.
It maintains the normal health and activity of certain parts of nervous system.
Cures pernicious anaemia and also neurological manifestations of pernicious anaemia.
Related to nucleoprotein, protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)  White crystals
Soluble in water and insoluble in fat solvents.
Heat labile.
Easily oxidized at 100 0C in presence of oxygen.
Cannot stand cooking and canning.
Destroyed by alkali and copper salts.
Vegetable sources – fresh (citrus) fruits, e.g. orange, lemon, tomato etc.
Fresh vegetables e.g. cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce etc.
Properly sprouted pulses, germinating grams etc.
Animal sources – generally contains a negligible amount.
Regulates oxidation-reduction potential inside the cell.
Related to carbohydrate metabolism.
Essential for the proper functioning of the formative cells of various tissues such as fibroblast, osteoblast.
Helps in the development of proteninicious matrix and deposition of calcium and phosphate in the bones.
Plays a role in wound repair.
In some way it is also related to the synthesis of steroid hormone.