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proʊˈvaɪ tə mɪn; Brit. also proʊˈvɪt ə mɪnprovi·ta·min

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  1. provitaminnoun

    vitamin precursor; a substance that is converted into a vitamin in animal tissues


  1. provitaminnoun

    Any biologically inactive compound that may be converted into a vitamin within an animal organism


  1. provitamin

    A provitamin refers to a substance that the body can convert into a vitamin. Provitamins are inactive forms of vitamins that are transformed into active vitamins through metabolic processes occurring within the organism. They are often found in food and are important for maintaining various body functions.


  1. Provitamin

    A provitamin is a substance that may be converted within the body to a vitamin. The term "previtamin" is a synonym. For example, Provitamin B5 is a name for Panthenol, which may be converted in the body to Pantothenic Acid. The term "provitamin" is used when it is desirable to label a substance with little or no vitamin activity, but which can be converted to an active form by normal metabolic processes. For example, "Provitamin A" is a name for Beta-Carotene, which has only about 1/6 the biological activity of Retinol -- the body converts Beta-Carotene to Retinol. In other contexts, both Beta-Carotene and Retinol are simply considered to be different forms of Vitamin A.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of provitamin in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of provitamin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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