What are B vitamins?
Vitamins are chemical compounds the body cannot make itself and that must therefore be supplied. Besides fat, carbohydrates, proteins (amino acids), minerals and trace elements, we must ingest these with our foods or with supplements.
Vitamin B complex comprises a number of vitamins that exist as a family. They should not be taken individually. In this modern era, millions of people suffer from a deficiency of vitamin B for several reasons, chief among which are: stress, processed foods in the diet, toxins, refined sugar, drugs, cooking and malnutrition.
Deficiency of B vitamins
Deficiency of vitamins B6, B12 or other B vitamins can manifest itself in symptoms such as fatigue, loss of appetite and headache. A deficiency of vitamins B can increase your risk of heart disease. They help keep a substance called homocysteine in check by breaking it down. If the homocysteine levels go too high, your blood may clot easier which increases the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke.
A healthy and varied diet
With a healthy and varied diet, there will normally be no vitamin deficiencies.
Vitamin B is found in all animal products (liver, muscle flesh, eggs, and dairy products are sources, in order from richest to poorest sources). Plant foods contain little if any active vitamin B; produce grown in soil fertilized with cow dung may contain more B than commercially grown produce. Other good B vitamin sources are: baked potato, banana, spinach, soybeans, wheat germ, cantaloupe, tuna in water, navy beans, bok choy, avocado, sunflower seeds, chicken breast, turnip greens etc.
Sometimes, it is difficult to maintain your good diet. In addition, it is difficult for vegans to get enough vitamin B12, because this vitamin is only found in animal products. A normal level of serum vitamin B does not guarantee adequacy, methylmalonic acid concentrations (either serum or urine) are a much more reliable metabolic measure of vitamin B metabolism. People following a pure vegetarian (vegan) diet are at high risk (>50%) for metabolic vitamin B deficiency.
Feel more energetic
To feel more energetic, a healthy lifestyle with varied food, enough exercise and enough sleep are key. If this does not work for you, a multivitamin to supplement your daily diet may help you to restore your energy level. A supplement that contains all B vitamins is also called B complex.
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