Anthranilic Acid (vitamin L)

What are vitamins and what role does it play in the human body?

Vitamins are known to play the most important role in the human body as it helps in the proper functioning of all the vital organs of the body. It also helps in the proper functioning of the blood cells and also maintaining the hormonal balance in the body.

Anthracitic acid or vitamin L helps in the biosynthesis of tryptophan. It is the most required vitamin for lactation in females. An alternate of this vitamin is Adenyl-thiomethylpentose. An aromatic amine it occurs as a metabolite of amino acid tryptophan and its usefulness is found as it is used in dye synthesis.

It is an organic compound and derives a formula of C6H4 (NH2) COOH and is white in color in its purest form. The molecular structure is so structured that it has a benzene ring along with a carboxylic acid and amine functional group. A flammable acid with a sweetish taste producing nitrogen oxide fumes when burnt and increases sensitivity on prolonged exposure to both light and air.

What are the uses of this acid?

Used as an intermediate in the production of pigments, saccharin and dyes it is also used for the preparation of perfumes along with its esters especially in jasmine and oranges, a good UV absorber it has its usefulness as an corrosion inhibitors for various metals and as mold inhibitors in some sauces like soya sauces etc. It is also used to generate benzene intermediate as an organic synthesizer.  It is also used as sedative drugs and like Quaalude and Mandrax.

Vitamin L or Anthracitic Acid goes by the name of Ortho-amino benzoic acid and the most required vitamin in the lactation process in human beings. Though it has not been officially a recognized vitamin it has been isolated and has shown its relation to adenosine. This acid is also referred to as LT and is much more complex substance and sometimes included with other vitamins like Vitamin B complex etc.

Vitamins as you know play the role of a catalyst as they combine with the various proteins found in the body to create the much required enzymes which assist the metabolic activities in the body.

Deficiency of vitamins leads to various body ailments and dyfunctioning of the vital body organs. Serious deficiency can lead to not only the damage of the vital body organs but also to death in rare cases.

There are different types of vitamins and each vitamin has its own role to play. Some of the most important vitamins are Vitamin A which is responsible for the proper functioning of the body's immune system. Vitamin B1 and B2 helps generate heat which helps the metabolic activities of the body.

Vitamin B5 helps in the proper functioning of the growth and reproductive organs. Vitamin B6 helps in the proper functioning of the immune system, central nervous system etc. Folic acid helps in the replication of the cells which is useful especially during pregnancy. Vitamin B12, C, D, E, K etc each playing its own share of work and role.

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