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The benefits of Vitamin B Complex

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Vitamin B Complex consists of 8 B Vitamins. All 8 of these vitamins play an important role in the body and will help boost your overall well being. To explain this better, I will discuss each B vitamin on its own.

B1 Thiamine – helps the body to make new cells. It also helps reduce stress, boost the immune system and aids in the break-down of carbohydrates.

Food sources –

  • Peanuts
  • Whole grains
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Beans
  • Blackstrap molasses
  • Wheat germ

B2 Riboflavin – is a great antioxidant. It aids in the fight against free radicals, reduce chances of developing heart disease and can help prevent early aging. B2 Vitamins can also help reduce migraines.

Food sources –

  • Almonds
  • Yogurt
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Wild rice
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Spinach
  • Soybeans

B3 Niacin – can help reduce bad cholesterol by boosting HDL Cholesterol (good cholesterol).

Food sources –

  • Red meat
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Yeast
  • Green Vegetables
  • Beans

B5 Pantothenic Acid – helps the break down of fats & carbs, promotes hormonal development and improves skin tone. B5 can be found in most food sources.

Food sources –

  • Avocados
  • Yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Legumes
  • Meat

B6 Pyridoxine – helps regulate amino acid levels which is associated with heart disease. B6 helps improve sleep patterns and mood as it boosts the production of serotonin, melatonin and norepinephrine (stress hormone). B6 can also help reduce inflammation in people suffering from arthritis.

Food sources –

  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Lentils
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Brown rice
  • Carrots
  • Cheese

B7 Biotin – also know as the “beauty vitamin” helps improve hair, skin and nails. B7 helps regulate blood glucose and is vital for normal growth of babies while in the womb.

Food sources –

  • Barley
  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Liver
  • Potatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • Nuts
  • Egg yolks

B9 Folate – also know as folic acid. B9 helps improve brain function, fight depression and improve memory. This vitamin is also very important for pregnant women as B9 support the growth of the baby and helps prevent neurological birth defects

Food sources –

  • Dark leafy greens
  • Beets
  • Salmon
  • Asparagus
  • Root vegetables
  • Bulgur wheat
  • Milk
  • Beans

B12 Cobalamin – this vitamin is the all rounder. It works with B9 to help produce red blood cells, creates the oxygen carrying protein hemoglobin.

Food sources –

  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Dairy
  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Eggs

A B12 Vitamin Complex can be taken orally or you can get an injection at your GP or at selected pharmacies.

To help boost the effects of a vitamin B complex, opt for Ozone Therapy. Ozone helps fight disease by eliminating viruses & bacteria in the blood, aid in the production of white blood cells, improves metabolism, boosts immune system, lowers cholesterol, improve blood circulation and improves your overall well being.

Louise PyperThe benefits of Vitamin B Complex

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