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B Complex

B1 – Thiamine

  • Thiamine plays a role in the body’s absorption and conversion of foods containing carbohydrates, in particular for the heart, muscles and nervous system. A thiamine deficiency can cause weakness, fatigue, psychosis and nerve damage. Deficiency of thiamine also causes beriberi, and in alcoholics causes both Korsakov and Wenicke Syndromes.

B2 – Riboflavin

  • Riboflavin’s main importance is assisting the body with growth and the development of red blood cells, and in converting energy from carbohydrates. Riboflavin deficiency is uncommon in the US. This vitamin is destroyed by exposure to light.

B3 – Niacin

  • Niacin, also known as nicotinic acid, primarily helps with digestion, skin and nerves. Nuts and legumes contain this vitamin, as do other B-vitamin-rich foods. Deficiency of niacin causes pellegra, inflamed skin, damages the liver, and causes peptic ulcers and skin rashes.

B5 – Pantothenic Acid

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B7 – Biotin

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B6 – Pyridoxine

  • Pyridoxine contains more than 100 enzymes needed for healthy protein metabolism. B6 is extremely important to the functioning of many body systems, including red cell production, the nervous and immune systems, cell growth, oxygenation, neurotransmitters and blood sugar regulation. It’s deficiency causes lower immune response and anemia. As a supplement, vitamin B6 may help alcoholics who suffer from peripheral neuropathy.
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B9 – Folate

  • Folate or Folic acid, is a multifunctional B vitamin because it helps the body create needed proteins, red blood cells and DNA. Taken in pregnancy, it helps prevent birth defects. Folate deficiency causes diarrhea, gray hair, mouth ulcers, peptic ulcers, poor growth, swelling of the tongue and anemia. In addition to other B foods, folate is present in liver, citrus and shelfish.
    • Supports a healthy heart
    • Necessary for DNA and Amino Acid metabolism
    • Aids a healthy nervous system
      • Best Quality5-Methylfolate or Folinic AcidNot Folic Acid
      • Dose: 800mcg
      • Time Taken: Doesn’t matter “take with B12”

 

B12 – Cobalamin

  • Cobalamin helps with metabolism, the production of blood cells and helps maintain healthy nerve function. People eating a strict vegetarian or vegan diet need to supplement their diets with cobalamin. Deficiency causes numbness in the arms and legs, weakness and loss of balance. Unlike most B-Complex Vitamins, you can store B-12 in your liver for use in the future
    • Aids a stronger brain as you age
    • Supports healthy brain cells and nervous system
      • Best QualityMethylcobalamin – best absorption, not required to be converted by the liver.
      • Dose: 5mg, lozenges, best taken with Folate
      • Time Taken: Doesn’t matter