B VITAMINS are a group of water soluble vitamins that are essential for proper function of most of the body's processes. Because they are water soluble, your body does not store them, and you must get daily doses of B Vitamins to avoid deficiency.
B vitamins help promote a healthy metabolism and studies have shown they can reduce the risk of stroke.
Supplementation of B Vitamins (often in the form of a "B Complex" is recommended and popular, though food sources have been shown to be more completely absorbed. A combination of natural food sources and supplementation is often recommended, especially for Folate (B9) and B12.
B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin) play a key role in turning food we eat into usable energy
B5 (pantothenic acid) is important to maintain inter-cellular reactions and function, regulating hormones, and breaking down carbohydrates and lipids for energy.
B6 (pyridoxine) is involved in over 100 enzymatic reactions in the body and helps create the building blocks for new red blood cells.
B9 (folate) is a key micronutrient to regulate mood, and supports healthy fetal growth during pregnancy.
🩸B12 (cyanocobalamin) is essential for nerve function, the formation of red blood cells, and the production of DNA. B12 is not naturally occurring in plant foods, but can be supplemented by vegans and some vegetarians.
If you aren't getting enough of these nutrients from your diet (most of us don't!) then adding a good quality SuperFoods powder is essential. It feeds the beneficial microbes in your body, improving nutrient absorption and availability! Get the benefits of 3 servings of fruits and vegetables in one serving of this great tasting supplement, and give your body the gift of nutrition.
Food Sources of B Vitamins include:
🥦Green vegetables (Except B12)
The statements in these articles are based on research and personal knowledge, but in NO WAY constitute medical advice. Please consult with a physician to discuss how any supplements will interact with any prescribed mediation.