August 02, 2021

The 3 B Vitamins You Should Not Overlook 1

Good nutrition leads to good health and the prevention and treatment of many conditions.  When we were young, we were told that Vitamin C and eating fruits and vegetables are essential to our nourishment and well-being.

From vitamin syrups to tablets, up to even eating real orange fruit. For a period of  time, we thought doing these things were already good enough to ensure healthy-living; Vitamin C owned the spotlight since our birth, together with Vitamin A which is known for being responsible for good eyesight, D for strong bones, and E for skin care and wound healing.

We are not saying it’s wrong, not even putting Vitamin C in a bad light. We’re just saying there’s more than just Vitamin C.

Have you heard of B-Complex? You’re in for a treat.

B vitamins are essential for preventive care. While most of these vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 —  work in tandem, each has its own specific benefits, from healthy skin and hair to preventing memory loss or migraines.

In this article, we will dwell on the benefits of vitamins B1, B6, and B12 in keeping our bodies function like a well-oiled engine.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

Thiamine plays an essential role in metabolism by helping convert nutrients into energy. It helps the body make healthy new cells and is often called an anti-stress vitamin because of its ability to protect the immune system.

Vitamin B1 helps combat:

  • Weight loss

  • Short-term memory loss

  • Weakness

  • Fatigue

  • Cardiovascular symptoms

  • Irritability

  • Beriberi

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Pyridoxine is involved in amino acid metabolism, red blood cell production and the creation of neurotransmitters. B6 helps regulate levels of the amino acid homocysteine (associated with heart disease) and is a major player in mood and sleep patterns because it helps the body produce hormones that are essential in combating stress (serotonin, melatonin and norepinephrine)

Vitamin B6 helps combat:

  • Depression

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Irritability

  • Muscle weakness

  • Nervousness

  • Short-term memory loss

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Cobalamin is vital for neurological function, DNA production, and red blood cell development. This B vitamin is a total team player because it works with vitamin B9 to produce red blood cells and help iron do its job in creating the oxygen carrying protein, hemoglobin.

Vitamin B12 helps combat:

  • Fatigue

  • Weakness

  • Constipation

  • Lack of appetite

  • Weight loss

  • A type of anemia known as megaloblastic anemia

  • Numbness and tingling in the fingers and toes

  • Nerve damage

Vitamin B Complex plays an important role in keeping our bodies working properly.  They help convert our food into fuel, making us energized throughout the day, promote a healthy metabolism, and are also linked to a reduced risk of stroke.

To get the most of these vitamins, it is important that you pair them with a healthy diet. Moreover, it is highly recommended that you consult with your physician first to know more about this wonder vitamin and how it fits in with your daily routine.