Water soluble vitamins.
Vitamin B comple
These are a group of eight water soluble vitamins, all B vitamins helps you to convert the protein, carbohydrates, and fats into energy.
The B vitamins are:
- B1 thiamine, needed for all tissues of the body to function properly it also helps the body to turn food into energy.
- B2 riboflavin, helps our body to build red blood cells and supports other cellular functions.
- B3, niacin every part of our body needs B3 to function properly, it can help lower cholesterol and boost brain function.
- B5 pantothenic acid, this is an especially important vitamin not only does it help with brain function, but it is needed to make blood cells.
- B6 pyridoxine, this vitamin greatly effects the nervous system and metabolism also it aids in creating neurotransmitters.
- B7 biotin, helps to keep your skin, eyes, hair liver and nervous system healthy.
- B9 folic acid, helps cell growth, and the formation of DNA.
- B12 cobalamin, this is needed for nerve tissues health, brain function and is needed for the production of red blood cells.
They are essential as the building blocks of good health. In pregnant women B vitamins are essential in foetal brain development and reduces the risk of birth defects, in men B vitamin increase testosterone, they can also help build muscles.
All of these B vitamins play a massive role in keeping our body functioning at the peak of its ability helping our overall bodily functions. B vitamins play a role in brain functions and cell metabolism, keeping up your energy levels, they help to maintain good health and well-being.
Certain health conditions can prevent the absorption of vitamin B such as HIV, celiac disease, alcohol dependence, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis. Signs of vitamin B deficiency are skin rashes, scaly skin on the lips, fatigue, swollen tongue, anomia, confusion, irritability depression, diarrheal, constipation, numbness or tingling in the hands and/or feet.
Useful sources of B vitamins would include milk, spinach, liver, kidney, chicken and red meat, tuna, mackerel, salmon, oysters, clams, dark green vegetables like spinach brussels sprouts, cabbage and kale, egg, cheese, nuts and seeds, beans, whole grains, avocado, citrus, banana, and watermelon.
By Aaron Christopher Slade
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