Few of us would not benefit from the addition of the unbeatable B’s in our daily supplement program.

vitamin b foodsWithout the vitamin B family, our bodies can’t maintain healthy nerve, skin, and hair, eyes, liver, or muscle tone. Nor can they utilize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins adequately. The vitamin B family is an important group of nutrients, each with its own biological role to play. As a group, the B’s work together in the body and can be found in the same foods. Because of this “togetherness” they are called the B-complex vitamins. Since B-vitamins are water soluble and cannot be stored in the body for long periods of time, they must be replaced daily. Here is an overview of the B family:

Vitamin B-1 (thiamin)

  • Functions as an enzyme compound
  • Essential for energy production, carbohydrate use, and nerve cell function.
  • Promotes strong mental health

Vitamin B-2 (riboflavin)

  • Plays a crucial role in the energy production
  • Maintains healthy eyes, skin, and mouth tissues

Vitamin B-3 (niacin)

  • Promotes healthy cholesterol levels
  • Supports energy production

Vitamin B-5 (pantothenic acid)

  • Plays a key role in adrenal functions and in producing red blood cells
  • Helps maintain ideal cholesterol levels and helps utilize fats and carbohydrates for energy production

Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine)

  • Plays a crucial role in the proper functioning of over 60 different enzymes that helps repair and replace cells.
  • Supports immune systems, as well as keeps mucous membranes and skin healthy
  • Provides support vital for healthy pregnancies
  • Can be linked to proper formation of red blood cells
  • May decrease the risk of arthrosclerosis by blocking the action of homocysteine, an undesirable form of the amino acid cysteine

Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin)

  • May decrease the risk of atherosclerosis
  • Supports energy metabolism as well as immune and nerve functions.

Biotin

  • Promotes strong, healthy nail and hair formation
  • Maintains production of scalp oils; promoting a healthy scalp.
  • Helps the body convert simple sugars to glucose for energy reserves.
  • Helps produce fatty acids, essential energy nutrients

Folic Acid

  • Required in protein synthesis and red blood cell formation
  • Believed to reduce the risk of some birth defects when taken prior to and during pregnancy
  • Promote a healthy heart by maintaining healthy homocysteine levels.
  • May decrease the risk of arthrosclerosis

Choline and Inositol

  • Involved in the body’s use of fats and cholesterol; choline in the use and storage of fat, inositol in making large key molecules.
  • Called phospholipids, theses large molecules, aid in digesting and using fats.

PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid)

  • Works concurrently with other nutrients in the body to perform a variety of different tasks
  • Helps in formation of folic acid and use of protein to repair and regenerate the body.
  • Supports healthy intestinal flora.

Remember B vitamins with food to both increase absorption and to eliminate the possibility of casing an upset stomach. Have you had your dose of vitamin B today?

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