What is the difference between vitamin A and vitamin B?

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin found both in plants and animals. Animal sources are referred to as retinoids, while plant-derived vitamin A precursors are called carotenoids. It is found in eggs, butter, whole milk, fortified margarine, meat and oily salt-water fish and also green and yellow fruits and vegetables.

Vitamin B is a set of water-soluble vitamins. It is found in foods such as yeast, cereal, legumes, peas, nuts, pork, and beef and fish.

Both vitamins can be used under the supervision of a physician to treat a variety of nutritional deficiencies. However, if taken as supplements when they are not needed can be harmful, so it is important to first discuss your need for these vitamins with your physician. 

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