Eight B vitamins make up a B-complex vitamin: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12. Each one of these plays a key role in the overall health of the body and has its own unique benefits.
This group of water-soluble vitamins helps with just about every facet of health that you can think of, from supporting cell metabolism, to producing red blood cells, to optimizing the health of the nervous system, digestion system, and cardiovascular system.
- B1 (Thiamine) - This B vitamin helps the body make new cells and can protect the immune system. It’s also necessary for helping to break down simple carbohydrates.
- B2 (Riboflavin) - Fighting free radicals and preventing the development of heart disease are just a couple of the benefits that riboflavin offers. It’s also essential for the production of red blood cells, which is important for the transportation of oxygen through the body.
- B3 (Niacin) - One of the main reasons for niacin is to elevate levels of HDL cholesterol (aka, the “good” cholesterol). The higher the level of HDL in the blood, the lower the level of bad cholesterol.
- B5 (Pantothenic Acid) - Not only does pantothenic acid break down fats and carbohydrates for energy, it is also responsible for producing stress-related hormones. Vitamin B5 has also been linked to reducing signs of aging in the skin, such as brown spots and redness.
- B6 (Pyridoxine) - This B vitamin helps to regulate levels of the amino acid homocysteine, which is associated with heart disease. Pyridoxine helps to elevate the mood and improve sleep patterns because of its assistance in the production of serotonin, melatonin, and norepinephrine. Vitamin B6 can also reduce inflammation in patients with rheumatioid arthritis.
- B7 (Biotin) - Also referred to as the “beauty vitamin” because of its link to healthy skin, hair and nails, vitamin B7 can also help patients with diabetes by helping to control high blood glucose levels.
- B9 (Folate) - Also known as folic acid, this B vitamin can help alleviate symptoms of depression and prevent memory loss. It’s also vital for pregnant women to prevent neurological birth defects and support normal growth of the baby.
- B12 (Cobalamin) - Cobalamin works in conjunction with folate to produce red blood cells and create hemogloblin. It’s also helpful in elevating mood, memory, and energy levels, and promotes the health of the heart, hair, skin, and digestive system. Vitamin B12 is also vital for dealing with adrenal fatigue and multiple metabolic functions.
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