While diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle are the primary keys to True Wellness, it is often difficult to get everything our bodies need. Quality supplementation in the correct quantity and format is often required.
Today in the spotlight is Vitamin B - a group of vitamins that my body requires daily in supplement form in order to achieve my True Wellness.
B vitamins are often discussed as a single entity. But the complex of B vitamins actually comprises eight different vitamins, each with individual roles in our overall health.
B1 – Thiamine – helps that body break down & release energy from carbohydrates in our food and also helps keep the nervous system healthy. B2 – Riboflavin - important for skin, eye, and nervous system health. It’s involved in the process of energy production from fat, protein, and carbohydrates and helps in the production of vitamins B3 and B6. B3 – Niacin - helps with nervous system and skin health, proper digestion, and healthy appetite. B3 helps in the process of energy production from fat, protein, and carbohydrates. B5 – Pantothenic Acid - metabolizes carbohydrates, proteins, and fats and produces red blood cells and steroid hormones. B6 – Pyridoxine - metabolizes carbohydrates and proteins and helps in the formation of red blood cells. B6 is involved in brain processes and development, immune function, and steroid hormone activity. B7 – Biotin - works with other B vitamins to break down protein, fat, and carbohydrates from food. B7 may help promote hair, skin, and nail health. B9 – Folate (folic acid) - is essential in the body’s ability to make red blood cells and in the development of the fetal nervous system, DNA synthesis, and cell growth. B12 – Cobalamin - works with folate to help produce and maintain the myelin surrounding nerve cells, and helps with mental ability, red blood cell formation, and the breakdown of some fatty acids and amino acids to produce energy.
All the B-complex vitamins are water-soluble; therefore any excess is naturally excreted from the body, not stored, making continual replacement vital. Cooking and refining foods easily destroys B vitamins. Alcohol, coffee or tea consumption, and heavy perspiration also result in the loss of certain B vitamins.
Want to learn more about what the B vitamins can do for you and where to find them? Check out this great article from Alive Magazine! https://www.alive.com/health/under-the-b/
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