Vitamin B Facts
Vitamin B assists in the conversion of food to fuel, for cellular energy and nervous system function. The body uses all parts of the B complex for different key functions of its electrical, energy producing cycle. These functions encompass everything from brain function to digestion to nerve transmission. Each part of the complex supports these functions and may have part specific functions as well. For instance, Niacin is important for cardiovascular health, vitamin B6 and B12 are essential for red blood cell formation, biotin helps support healthy hair, skin, and folic acid is crucial for fetal development.
The best way to obtain enough vitamin B is to eat a varied diet of whole, unrefined foods. Foods like beef, tuna, eggs, dark leafy greens, broccoli, asparagus and nuts are high in B vitamins. We recommend a B complex, unless you know you are deficient in a specific B vitamin, like B-Food by Nutriplex Formulas. This 100% whole food B complex will satisfy all your vitamin B needs.
Busy schedules, inconsistent eating habits, aging, and less vitamins overall in our food supply from commercial farming make it very hard to get the amount of B vitamins necessary. Signs of deficiency include chronic fatigue, anemia, difficulty concentrating, hormonal imbalances, heart irregularities and nervous system disorders. B vitamins are used up under stress, increased intake of caffeine and with certain medications.