It was later to be generally known as vitamin B3 (niacin), although he described it as “anti-beri-beri-factor” (which might today be known as thiamine or vitamin B1). Funk proposed the speculation that different ailments, corresponding to rickets, pellagra, coeliac disease, and scurvy may be cured by vitamins. Max Nierenstein a friend and reader of Biochemistry at Bristol University reportedly advised the “vitamine” name (from “vital amine”).
In 1910, the primary vitamin complicated was isolated by Japanese scientist Umetaro Suzuki, who succeeded in extracting a water-soluble complicated of micronutrients from rice bran and named it aberic acid (later Orizanin). He printed this discovery in a Japanese scientific journal. When the article was translated into German, the translation didn’t state that it was a newly found nutrient, a declare made in the authentic Japanese article, and hence his discovery failed to gain publicity. In 1912 Polish-born biochemist Casimir Funk, working in London, … Read More