Keeping your mind and body healthy during the holidays with the help of B vitamins

November 29, 2021


Keeping Your Mind And Body Healthy During The Holidays With The Help Of B Vitamins Min

Christmas in the Philippines is not the same without regular trips to the mall—be it for last-minute shopping or spending time with family and friends. As mall operating hours are slowly returning to the usual hours pre-pandemic, it is inevitable that people will start flocking them just in time for the yearly rush sales. [1]

 

And with Christmas rush sales, expect long lines in the mall and heavy traffic on main roads – so our bodies should be ready, more than ever. The added levels of stress from the environment and the uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic can take a toll on our health, which makes caring for oneself more challenging this time of the year. [2]

 

To gear up ourselves for the season, it is important that we have the right nutrients that can help our minds and boost our immune system to help cope with the season’s stressors.

 

Role of B vitamins to your well-being

B vitamins are vital in maintaining good health and well-being. Acting as building blocks to a healthy body, it has a direct impact on one's energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism—all of which are essential to the never-ending demands of the holiday rush.

 

Vitamin B1 - Thiamine

Thiamine is an essential nutrient that all tissues of the body need to function properly. It is water-soluble and helps turn food into energy. The body needs thiamine to make adenosine triphosphate—a molecule that transports energy within cells. [4]

 

Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxine

Pyridoxine benefits the central nervous system by producing neurotransmitters serotonin (the happy chemical) and norepinephrine (for mood and concentration). Like thiamine, it’s also a water-soluble vitamin and helps in boosting brain performance. [5]

 

Vitamin B6 also includes protein and glucose metabolism and is responsible for the manufacturing of hemoglobin, a component of red blood cells that carries oxygen. [5]

 

Vitamin B12 - Cobalamin

Like B1 and B6, Cobalamin is also water-soluble and is crucial to the normal function of the brain and the nervous system. Lacking vitamin B12 can cause depression, confusion, memory problems, and fatigue. [6]

 

This holiday season, take Pharex B-Complex!

Pharex B-Complex is a supplement that contains the optimal amount of quality B-vitamins to support the busy mind and body. It has vitamin B12 that helps improve mood and may even give you an energy boost to help you in your daily activities [7] – especially during the holiday rush.

 

However you plan on spending the Christmas season, make sure your body and mind are ready and well taken care of, and the first step is by taking Pharex B. Make sure to consult your doctor first before taking any supplements.

 

 

Sources:

  1. https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/10/19/PH-not-ready-for-Christmas-party-mall-sales-allowed.html
  2. https://www.adventhealth.com/blog/11-ways-stay-healthy-holiday-season
  3. https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/vitamin-b-complex#benefits
  4. https://www.healthline.com/health/vitamin-watch-b1-thiamine
  5. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/219662
  6. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/219822
  7. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-b12-benefits