A Vitamin B complex is a mix of the 8 essential B Vitamins. Whilst many of the B vitamins work in tandem, each has its own specific benefit to our health. Coincidentally, Vitamin B was discovered by the same scientist that discovered Vitamin A, named McCollum.
Each B Vitamin has its own benefit and some of them work together to create synergistic benefits. When used in conjunction the primary benefits of B complex are,
Our high quality Vitamin B complex formulation contains Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, D-Biotin (B7), Folic Acid (B9) and Inositol (B8). Vitamin B, of any kind is water soluble.
Vitamin B1 or Thiamine is commonly found in yeast, brown rice, pork and Brazil nuts. Having a well-nourished diet rich in Thiamine can help to avoiding Beri Beri disease. The deficiency state of B1 deficiency see in 3rd world countries. It’s also responsible for the promotion of energy yield and effective functioning of the nervous system. This leads to overall improvement of psychological function and reduction in fatigue.
Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin can be found in organ meats, yeast, mushrooms, and Kale. Vitamin B2 is also responsible for normal energy metabolism, thus promotes optimised physiological and nervous system function. Vitamin B2 benefits the health and maintenance of skin, mucous membranes, vision. Lastly, it contributes to Iron metabolism, red blood cell production. preventing oxidative stress.
Vitamin B3 or Niacin is a vitamin-like substance made from the dietary amino acid Tryptophan. It can be found in yeast, brown rice, turkey, fish, lean red meat, chicken and almonds. Consuming adequate Niacin in the diet can help to avoid Pellagra disease, the deficiency state of Vitamin B3. Also, Niacin is required to reduce fatigue, increase energy metabolism, optimise the nervous system and promote blood flow to active tissues.
Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid as it is better known is found in organ meats, peanuts, cashews, broccoli and avocado. Vitamin B5 is needed to maintain a healthy digestive system, immune system and reduce stress in the body.
Vitamin B6 has many names including Pyridoxine, Pyridoxal-5-phosphate and Pyridoxamine. Primary sources of Vitamin B6 include sunflower seeds, tuna, lentils, pork and egg yolk. The role of Vitamin B6 is to synthesis cysteine, promote normal function within the immune and nervous systems.
Vitamin B7 or D-biotin is found naturally in eggs, oats, salmon and tomatoes. It is used in the body for many enzymatic reactions, acting as a co-enzyme for the body’s carboxylase enzymes. Typically, Carboxylase enzymes are used for metabolism. For example in catabolism of amino acids and fatty acids (Propionyl Coenzyme A) or fatty acid synthesis (Carboxylase). Furthermore, it maintains healthy hair growth.
Vitamin B12 or Cobalamin is sourced from organ meats, shellfish, and beef, there are no plant sources of B12.This is why Vitamin B12 is an essential supplement for Vegans and Vegetarians. The primary role of Vitamin B12 is to promote energy production, contribute to neurological and psychological function.
Folate or Vitamin B9 can be found naturally in foods such as soya beans, peanuts, barley, almonds, walnuts, and lentils. This helps to reduce the occurrence of ill health associated with neural development particularly in a the developing foetus. Vitamin B9 is best known for its prevention of the neural tube defect Spina Bidifa. Additionally, in adults it contributes to healthy psychological functions and a strong immune system.
Inositol or Vitamin B8. Its active compound is called myo-inositol. It’s found in lecithin oil, liver, brown rice, cereals, and green leafy vegetables. It primary role in the body is to help breakdown fats. This is particularly useful in areas such as the brain and heart where fat deposits are harmful to health. Additionally, Inositol can function as a neurotransmitter, thus aid nervous system function.
Please note: a natural component of Cobalamin is Cobalt. If you know you have a sensitivity or are allergic to this ingredient, please avoid consumption of this product.
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