A Powerhouse of Wellness
Information about vitamins abounds. What they do, how they do it, how we can obtain them – all of the information is valuable in understanding how to increase our overall well-being. One of the most interesting and dynamic vitamin complexes available to us is vitamin B complex.
The vitamin B family consists of eight water soluble vitamins. Water soluble vitamins are those that your body passes very quickly. In other words, when you eat food containing B vitamins, your body uses some of the nutrition available and excretes the remainder of it through urine. You have to eat food containing vitamin B frequently.
More Details About Vitamin B
The eight vitamins that are part of the vitamin B family include:
- B1 (converts food into energy)
- B2 (converts food into energy and is an antioxidant)
- B3 (produces and repairs DNA)
- B5 (related to hormone and cholesterol production)
- B6 (creates neurotransmitters and produces red blood cells)
- B7 (metabolizes carbohydrates and fat)
- B9 (makes red and white blood cells and metabolizes amino acids)
- B12 (essential for red blood cell and DNA production)
Clearly the family of B vitamins plays many roles in creating and maintaining good health.
Overall Wellness and Vitamin B Complex
To clarify it a little further, vitamin B complex can:
- Help prevent infection
- Increase energy level
- Promote heart health
- Aid eyesight
- Help balance hormone production
- Help brain function
- Improve mood and help with depression
- Aid digestion
Perhaps most importantly, B vitamins help promote cell health and regeneration, which creates better health, overall.
People For Whom Vitamin B Complex Is Important
Supplementation of B vitamins is very beneficial for several groups of people. Some adults benefit from it because the ability to absorb vitamin B is affected by age, underlying medical conditions, and some medications. B vitamins are especially crucial during pregnancy because they can minimize the risk of some birth defects, including neural tube defects, which are related to the brain, spine, and spinal cord. Supplementation of vitamin B is extremely important for pregnant women who are vegan and vegetarian. It’s also an important supplement for people who are breastfeeding.
Signs of Vitamin B Deficiency
There are a wide variety of symptoms of vitamin B deficiency because each of the eight B vitamins impacts different areas of the body. Symptoms of vitamin B complex deficiency include:
- Cognitive dysfunction
- Cracks around the mouth
- GI symptoms
- Abdominal cramps
- Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
Vitamin B can be garnered from food, including:
- Dark green leafy vegetables
- Dairy products
- Red meat
- Whole grain bread and cereal
- Citrus fruits
While vitamin B can be consumed through food, supplementation is often necessary, in part because the body expels it quickly.
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Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.