All you want to know about Vitamin B

Consuming the recommended vitamins every day is very important. Vitamin B is important for proper functioning of almost every process (prevents memory loss, the growth of red blood cells, strengthens the immune system) of the body. It helps in turning food into energy in the body. Lack of this Vitamin can often lead to numerous health problems (Diabetes, Arthritis and Alzheimer’s).

The 8 B Vitamins that are important for keeping the body running well are Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12.

Each B Vitamin is essential to the body.

B1 (Thiamine)

This Vitamin is generally known as the anti-stress vitamin as it helps to protect the immune system. It helps the body to make new healthy cells. Sources of this Vitamin  are whole grain foods, rice, and breakfast cereals.

B2 (Riboflavin)

This Vitamin is important for red blood cell production, that is essential for carrying oxygen throughout the body. Moreover, it helps fighting free radicals and can avoid early aging and heart disease. Sources of this Vitamin are milk and dairy products and green leafy vegetables.

B3 (Niacin)

This Vitamin helps to boost good cholesterol. It helps regulate the nervous and digestive systems and helps to convert food into energy. Sources of this Vitamin  are nuts, legumes, and dairy products.

B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

This Vitamin is present in almost every food group. It helps break down fats and carbs into energy. Additionally, this Vitamin promotes healthy skin. Sources of this Vitamin are Avocados, whole grains, and potatoes.

B6 (Pyridoxine)

This Vitamin plays an important role in mood and sleep patterns as it helps the body produce serotonin, melatonin, and norepinephrine. It can reduce conditions such as Arthritis. Sources of this Vitamin are carrots, fruits, and sunflower seeds.

B7 (Biotin)

This Vitamin is a beauty vitamin because it helps maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails. It controls blood glucose levels and it is especially important during pregnancy as it’s important for normal growth of the baby. Sources of this Vitamin are whole grain foods, mushroom, and milk.

B9 (Folic Acid)

This Vitamin helps keep depression away and prevent memory loss. It helps reduce the risk of birth defects and promotes the growth of red blood cells. Sources of this Vitamin are Spinach, orange juice, and peanuts.

B12 (Cobalamin)

This Vitamin is a total team player. Along with Vitamin B9, B12 also helps produce red blood cells. Vitamin B12 helps to regulate the nervous system. Sources of this Vitamin are Milk and cheese. Read more about Vitamin B12 here.

Good amount of Vitamin B is tangled to good health