The six B vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B6, B7, B12 play an important role in keeping our bodies running like well-oiled machines. These essential nutrients help convert our food into fuel, allowing us to stay energized throughout the day.
B1 (Thiamine) - helps release energy from foods, promotes normal appetite and it is important in maintaining proper nervous system function.
B2 (Riboflavin) - assists in the release of energy from foods, promotes good vision and healthy skin.
B3 (Niacin) - involved in energy production, normal enzyme function, digestion, promoting normal appetite, healthy skin and nerves.
B5 (Pantothenic Acid) - necessary for the synthesis of coenzyme A, which breaks down fatty acids (fat). It also plays a vital role in the formation of hormones.
B6 (Pyridoxine) - aids in protein metabolism and red blood cell formation. It is also involved in the production of insulin and hemoglobin.
B12 (Cobalamin) hydroxocobalamin methylcobalamin - aids in the building of genetic material, production of normal red blood cells and maintenance of the nervous system. Needed to convert carbohydrates into glucose in the body to help healthy regulations of the nervous system reducing depression, stress and brain shrinkage. -A healthy digestive system by protecting agains heart disease and improving cholesterol levels against stroke and high blood pressure. -Essential for healthy skin, hair and nails -Helps protect against cancers including breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer
Deficiencies can lead to skin disorders, feeling fatigue, pain or soreness in muscle and joints, tingling and numbness is fingers and toes, mental effects such as confusion, headache, insomnia or irritability. Anemia and gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and vomiting
may develop. Why do you need it? B-complex vitamins play a role in converting nutrients
into energy, so they support your cellular metabolism. Consuming B-complex vitamins also helps your brain function properly. The B-complex vitamins in your diet also help maintain healthy red blood cells, which your body needs for transporting oxygen. It also aids in hormone synthesis, so it benefits your health by helping your body maintain a healthy hormone balance.