The essential fat-soluble vitamins don’t dissolve in water, they dissolve in fat. They are absorbed by the lymphatic system and transported through the blood on carrier proteins. Fat soluble vitamins are best absorbed when they are eaten alongside foods that contain healthy fats. Any fat-soluble vitamins that aren’t immediately needed, are stored in your liver and fat tissues for later use. Since fat-soluble vitamins are stored in your body, when they are consumed in excess, they can accumulate and become toxic, since they are more difficult to excrete.
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