What does it do?
The B vitamins help the body with the health of red blood cells nerves, the heart, and the brain. Anemia, memory loss, fatigue, weakness, and digestive problems are signs of low B vitamins.
What body parts are affected?
What are the different types of vitamin B?
Vitamin B1 – Thiamin
- Thiamine is required by our bodies to properly use carbohydrates.
Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin
- It is involved in many processes in the body and is necessary for normal cell growth and function.
Vitamin B3 – Niacin
- A factor for general good health. As a treatment, higher amounts of niacin can improve cholesterol levels and lower cardiovascular risks.
Vitamin B5 - Pantothenic acid
- Is important for our bodies to properly use carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids and for healthy skin.
Vitamin B6 – Pyridoxine
- Used for preventing and treating low levels of pyridoxine (pyridoxine deficiency) and the "tired blood" (anemia)
Vitamin B7 – Biotin
- A factor in the maintenance of good health. Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
Vitamin B9 - Folic Acid
- A factor in the maintenance of good health, helps body to metabolize proteins, helps to form red blood cells.
Vitamin B12 – Cobalamin
- Plays a role in making DNA. Also helps keep nerve cells and red blood cells healthy.
What foods can it be found in?
- Dairy products