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The Basics Part II
By Karin Krisher

Vitamin B:
Vitamin B’s are a complicated bunch. There are eight well-known vitamin B’s in this group of water soluble vitamins that play a role in cell metabolism and support various bodily processes.  I’d like to describe each of them to you in detail, but it would take up a lot of space. If you want to learn more about each, take it slow and push through.

B1 is called thiamine, and is found in foods like yeast and pork. Thiamine helps to manage stress and irritability, as well as supports systems like the cardiovascular and nervous system.* A deficiency in thiamine can cause confusion, muscle spasms, nervousness, and appetite loss. *

B2 is named riboflavin. It’s easily absorbed and a key nutrient for overall health, supporting cardiovascular health and cellular energy.* Riboflavin is a necessary cofactor for the production of energy from fats, carbs, and proteins. A deficiency can cause iron-deficiency anemia and photophobia.*

B3, or niacin, is commonly known for its use in popular energy drinks. Niacinamide (one form of B3) supports proper circulation and cardiovascular health, as well as normal energy levels and normal cognitive functions.* Deficiency can occur in areas where corn is a highly-consumed product, and can result in fatigue, anxiety, depression, digestive disturbances and slowed metabolism.*

B5, known as pantothenic acid, plays a role in the production of the adrenal hormones and is required by all cells. It may also be helpful in managing irregular moods and stress.* The major food source of pantothenic acid is meats, but human muscles generally contain twice as much B5 as animal muscles. Deficiency is very rare. *

B6 is called pyridoxine, but is more commonly referred to as B6. It is necessary for more than one hundred enzymatic reactions within the body, and is required for normal brain and nerve functions, as well as proper fat and cholesterol metabolism. Pretty important stuff, right? *

B7, or biotin, is often a stand-alone supplement. It supports healthy nerve tissue and aids in cell growth and in fatty acid metabolism, as well as metabolism of cholesterol.* Many people associate biotin with healthy skin, hair and nails. Deficiency is generally mild, and can include symptoms like conjunctivitis or dermatitis around the eyes. *

B9 is better known as folic acid. Its natural form in the body is called folate. Adequate folate intake is necessary to embryonic development, meaning that many pregnant women do choose to supplement with a folic acid formula. Folic acid supports energy production, protein metabolism and RNA and DNA repair. *

B12, or cobalamin, plays a key part in supporting nervous system function. It is needed for the formation of red blood cells that help increase capillary blood flow. It is also necessary for the maintenance of the fatty sheaths that cover and protect our nerve endings. *

All right, I know I said eight B vitamins, but that’s really not all. There’s also choline, inositol, dimethylglycine (our favorite!), pangamic acid, and adenine, just to name a few. Each serves a different purpose, but in common supplementation, b complexes will include at least the top eight, and most will feature others to support total health.* Look for supplements that support your specific needs—again, make sure to analyze those before you start shopping!*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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