B Vitamins

B Vitamins – They’re SO IMPORTANT So You Need to Listen Up!

Vitamin B written on chalkboard with food around it

Today we’ve got some pretty awesome insight on some of the most powerful vitamins to help your body flourish. 8 important water-soluble B vitamins make up what is known as B Complex. And each of them is critical to your body’s overall health as they directly affect your brain, cell metabolism, and your levels of energy. Now many of these vitamins can be found in the foods you eat, but you could be deficient in some and might need supplements (always talk to your doctor to see what he recommends you should take.) Most multi-vitamins contain a level of B Complex.

B12 Vitamin capsule

The 8 B vitamins are: B1 Thiamine, B2 Riboflavin, B3 Niacin, B5 Pantothenic Acid, B6 Pyridoxine, B7 Biotin, B9 Folic Acid, and B12 Cobalamin. And some of the foods you can find them in are: dairy like eggs, milk, and cheese. Meat: red meat and chicken. Seafoods; salmon, tuna, mackerel, oysters and clams. Dark greens like kale and spinach. Veggies: Potatoes, avocado, and beets. Whole grains. Beans, nuts and seeds. Fruits like bananas and citrus and wheat germ.

Now the benefits of B vitamins are tremendous as they help your body make red blood cells as well as make and repair your DNA. They break down carbohydrates and deliver nutrients to each part of your body. They also help to support healthy cells, proper digestion, a good appetite, great energy, brain functions, nerve function, eyesight, muscle tone, cardiovascular, and more. It can also help with stress. Research has proven that they can help a person’s mood as well as reduce the physical responses to stress. It has even been shown to help prevent certain kinds of cancer from developing or growing. And they are also tied to a lower risk of stroke. Wow.

Vitamin B Complex

The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of B complex vitamins is slightly different for men and women and they also vary by your age and the condition you’re in.

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