Celebrate Nutrition Month by Keeping Your Vitamin B Levels in Check

November 25, 2020


Celebrate Nutrition Month By Keeping Your Vitamin B Levels In Check Min

Each year, Nutrition Month is held to create awareness on the importance of nutrition. It aims to educate Filipinos about the importance of healthy diets and its wide range of benefits including a positive impact on one’s overall health, the environment, and even on the environment.[1]


While good hygiene practices have been the talk of the town, it is important to remember that maintaining a healthy and functioning immune system is crucial in the fight against COVID-19. To maintain it, the body needs sufficient vitamins and other nutrients. [2]


As we slowly adapt to the new normal, we should also be able to come to terms with the fact that the Coronavirus pandemic is far from over, therefore we should keep our vitamin levels in check, particularly vitamin B. [2]


The daily benefits of vitamin B


B vitamins play a vital role in maintaining good health and well-being. As the building blocks of a healthy body, B vitamins have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism. [3]


Among its many benefits, it is best known for preventing infections, aiding in the production of healthy cells, hormones and cholesterol, and in supporting the growth of red blood cells, increased energy levels, good eyesight, healthy brain function, good digestion, a healthy appetite, proper nerve function, cardiovascular health, and muscle tone. [3]


Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)


Vitamin B helps prevent complications in the nervous system, brain, muscles, heart, stomach, and intestines. It is also involved in the flow of electrolytes into and out of muscle and nerve cells. It also helps prevent diseases such as beriberi, which involves disorders of the heart, nerves, and digestive system.


Thiamine can also be found in various food sources, which include beef, liver, dried milk, nuts, oats, oranges, pork, eggs, seeds, legumes, peas, and yeast.  Some foods can also be fortified with thiamin including rice, pasta, breads, cereals, and flour. [4]


Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)


Vitamin B6 helps the body make new red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body. It also helps keep the immune system strong.


Vitamin B6 is found in a wide variety of foods, including: pork, chicken, fish, bread, wholegrain cereals, eggs, vegetables, soya beans, peanuts, milk, and potatoes. [5]


Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)


Vitamin B-12 is important for brain function and the synthesis of red blood cells. Inadequate B12 levels can suppress the immune system and inhibit the body's ability to produce antibodies to combat viral infections. Vitamin B12 is naturally occurring in animal products, such as eggs, milk, fish, and meat. [6]


To supplement your dose of B-vitamins, it is highly recommended that you take Pharex B-Complex. Pharex B-Complex is made up of essential B-vitamins namely vitamins B1, B6, and B12.


Pharex B-Complex is available in leading drugstores nationwide for only PHP 4.25 SRP per tablet. However, before taking any supplements, it is strongly advised that you consult with your doctor first to make sure that your body will not be having any allergic reactions.


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