There are a few supplements that I believe everyone should be taking and a B complex is one of them. What is a B complex? A B complex comprises of 8 B vitamins: B1 (Thiamine Pyrophosphate), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic acid), B6 (Pyrodoxal Phosphate/Pyrodoxine), B7 (Biotin /Vit H), B9 (Cyanocobalamin), and B12 (Cobalamin). Chances are if you are taking a multi-vitamin you are getting a mix of B vitamins, however, here are a few reasons why it is worth adding a B complex to your diet: Vitamin B1 enhances circulation, meaning it can aid in cardiovascular disease prevention. It is also essential for carbohydrate metabolism and has a positive effect on nerve cell function and cognitive thinking (ie. calms the nervous system). Vitamin B2 is good for red blood cell formation, antibody production, cellular respiration and cell growth. Along with vitamin A, it also maintains mucous membranes. Vitamin B2 is very important during pregnancy for the development of the fetus. Most importantly, it helps with the conversion of tryptophan to niacin and serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter which plays a role in regulating sleep and moods, sexual desire and function, and in controlling impulses in the brain. A severe Read more…
Should You Be Taking A B-Complex Vitamin?
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