List of vitamins and diseases, due to deficiency of these vitamins and their sources.

By : Samarjeet Singh  |  Updated On : 21 Jan, 2021

List of vitamins and diseases, due to deficiency of these vitamins and their sources.

In this article, we are telling you the complete list of vitamins, diseases caused by deficiency of these vitamins and their source. This subject is very important for many competitive exams like SSC, Railways, UPSC, Defense and all state level competitive exams.

List of vitamins, diseases due to deficiency of these vitamins and their sources.



Vitamin A

Night-blindness, healing epithelial cells, normal growth of teeth and bonesCarrots, papaya, milk, cheese, fish liver oil, green vegetables etc.
2.Vitamin B 1 BeriberiBrewers yeast, whole grain, oatmeal, legumes, peanuts, dried soybeans, sunflower seeds etc.
3.Vitamin B 2 AriboflavinosisBeef liver, lamb, milk, mushrooms, spinach, almonds etc.
4.Vitamin B 3PelagraTuna, Chicken, Turkey, Mushroom, Bacon, Broccoli, Veal etc.
5.Vitamin B 5Acne, ParesthesiaChicken liver, sunflower seeds, salmon, avocado, corn, broccoli, mushrooms, etc.
6.Vitamin B 6Dandruff, pink eye, epilepsyPotatoes and other starchy vegetables, fruits (other than citrus), etc.
7.Vitamin B 7Biotin Growth and Neurological Disorders in InfantsRaw egg yolk, liver, peanuts, yeast, whole-wheat bread, cheddar cheese, pork, etc.
8.Vitamin B 9Macrocytic Anemia, Birth DefectsDark leafy greens like spinach, asparagus, broccoli, citrus fruits, beans, peas, lentils, avocado etc.
9.Vitamin B 12Macrocytic anemia, memory loss, pneus anemia, mania, psychosis, paralysisSeafood, Beef, Chicken, Eggs etc.
10.Vitamin C ScurvyAmla, Guava, Chilli, Kiwi, Broccoli, Orange, Papaya, Lemon, etc.
11.Vitamin DRickets, osteomalacia, essential for the absorption of calcium from the small intestines, calcification of the skeletonSunlight, mushrooms, alfalfa, fish liver oils, cooked egg yolk, etc.
12.Vitamin E  wheatRed blood cell destruction, ataxia, retinopathy, peripheral neuropathy, reproductive failureGerm Oil, Canola Oil, Sunflower Oil, Aloe vera Oil, Hazelnuts, Peanuts etc.

Vitamin K

Anemia, lack of tissue renewalGreen leafy vegetables etc.


Anemia, ArrhythmiaRed meat, seafood, egg yolk, bananas, apples, green vegetables, broccoli, beans, pumpkin seeds etc.
15.PotassiumHigh blood pressure, arrhythmia, muscle weakness, myelia, muscle spasms, constipation, respiratory depression, paralysisMeat, milk, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc.
16.CalciumOsteoporosis, hypocalcemia, osteopeniaMilk and milk products, eggs, wheatgrass etc.
17.MagnesiumMetabolism and deterioration of cellular functioning, heart attack, insulin resistanceNuts and seeds, green vegetables, dark chocolate, whole grains, etc.
18.SodiumCognitive impairment, headache, nausea, seizures, coma, electrolytic imbalanceSalt, fish, meat, vegetables etc.
19.ChlorineAlkalinitySalt, milk, meat, vegetables, etc.
20.PhosphorusHypophosphatemia, rickets in children and osteomalacia in adultsMeat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, bananas, etc.
21.IodineGoitre, cretinism, metabolism and deterioration of cellular functioningIodized salt, seafood, green vegetables, raw milk, eggs, etc.
22.ProteinKwashikorMeat, seafood, eggs, pulses and legumes, milk and milk products etc.
23.ProteinLack of energyCereals, pulses and legumes, meat, milk and milk products, poultry, seafood etc.