[Vitamin with B complex] What vitamin B complex good for?


Vitamin with B complex helps to maintain the health of the nerves, skin, eyes, hair, liver and mouth, as well as healthy muscle tone in the gastrointestinal tract and proper brain function

Vitamin with B complex act as coenzymes, helping enzymes to react chemically with other substances, and are involved in energy production. They may be useful for alleviating depression or anxiety as well. Adequate intake of the B vitamin is very important for elderly people because these nutrients are not as well absorbed as we age. 

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1. Vitamin B1(Thiamine)

Vitamin B1 enhances circulation and assists in blood formation, carbohydrate metabolism, and in the production of hydrochloric acid, which is important for proper digestion. Thiamine also optimizes cognitive activity and brain function. It has a positive effect on energy, growth, normal appetite, and learning capacity. And it is needed for proper muscle tone of the intestines, protecting the body from the degenerative effects of aging, alcohol consumption, and smoking. 


2. Vitamin B2(Riboflavin)

Riboflavin is necessary for red blood cell formation, antibody production, cell respiration, and growth. It alleviates eye fatigue and is important in the prevention and treatment of cataracts. It aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

Consumption of adequate amounts of riboflavin is important during pregnancy, because a lack of this can damage a developing fetus even if a woman shows no signs of deficiency.


3. Vitamin B3(Niacin, Nicotinic Acid)

Vitamin B3 is needed for proper circulation and healthy skin. It aids in the functioning of the nervous system: in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins; and in the production of hydrochloric acid for the digestive system. 


4. Vitamin B5(Pantothenic Acid)

Known as the anti stress vitamin, pantothenic acid plays a role in the production of adrenal hormones and the formation of antibodies, aids in vitamin utilization. It helps to convert fats, carbohydrates and proteins into energy.


5. Vitamin B6(Pyridoxine)

Pyridoxine is involved in more bodily functions than other single nutrients. It affects both physical and mental health. It is beneficial if you suffer from water retention, and is necessary for the production of hydrochloric acid and the absorption of fats and protein. It also aids in maintaining sodium and potassium balance, and promotes red blood cell formation.


Pyridoxine is required by the nervous system and needed for normal brain function and for the synthesis of the nucleic acids RNA and DNA, which contain the genetic cellular growth.

It plays a role in cancer immunity and aids in the prevention of arteriosclerosis. It inhibits the formation of a toxic chemical called homocysteine, which attacks the heart muscle and allows the deposition of cholesterol around the heart muscle. 


6. Vitamin B12 (Methylocobalamin)

Vitamin B12 is active in the growth and protection of the nervous system. Larger quantities are especially necessary to protect against neurological deterioration as we age.

It is essential in converting homocysteine into methionine, which is used to build protein. As such, it plays an important role in protein synthesis necessary for cardiovascular function.

It is needed to prevent anemia; it aids folic acid in regulating the formation of red blood cells. It helps in the utilization of iron. It is also required for proper digestion, absorption of foods, and the metabolism of carbs, protein and fats.


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