Vitamania: What is a Vitamin?


– Vitamins are chemicals
that are essential for life. Without them, we get sick and we can die. Our bodies can’t make
vitamins by themselves, so we usually get them from our food. So far, 13 vitamins have been identified and although they share a name, these are very different molecules, and they do very different things. ♪ Hey, I’m vitamin A ♪ ♪ The first vitamin on display ♪ ♪ When you open your eyes,
I help you see the light ♪ ♪ When the germs arise, I’m
gonna teach you to fight ♪ ♪ Here we come, we’re the vitamin B’s ♪ ♪ We’re a great big family ♪ ♪ So much energy you can gain ♪ ♪ For your metabolism and
your genes and your brain ♪ ♪ One, two, three, five, six,
seven, nine, 12, the B’s ♪ ♪ Howdy, folks, they call me vitamin C ♪ ♪ Vitamin C ♪ ♪ I’m a healer and protector,
and I can almost guarantee ♪ ♪ You’re impervious to scurvy
if you get your share of me ♪ ♪ Vitamin C, vitamin C, vitamin C ♪ ♪ I think it’s unfair,
it almost seems cruel ♪ ♪ To come from the sun
and still be so cool ♪ ♪ Warmest regards, vitamin D ♪ ♪ Yeah ♪ ♪ Well, baby, I know sometimes
it’s hard to recognize ♪ ♪ When you need some help to antioxidize ♪ ♪ So stop those radicals
from running wild and free ♪ ♪ Look to me, E ♪ ♪ Hey, I’m K, something I’d say ♪ ♪ I keep your body rocking
in a critical way ♪ ♪ A well-known cornerstone
for your blood and bone ♪ ♪ I can’t do it alone ♪ ♪ You need all the crew,
the whole retinue ♪ ♪ Props to do ’cause that’s how you grew ♪ ♪ With that’s what you need
to get through the day ♪ ♪ Talk about vitamin A through K ♪

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