What is vitamin B?
It is the vitamin that is divided into different groups, they are very necessary nutrients for the body, to perform many of the essential functions of the day to day, such as:
- Maintain a normal metabolism.
- Produce healthy blood cells.
- Support the proper functioning of the nervous system.
- Reduce risks of heart disease.
- Reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.
What are the different groups of B vitamins?
There is a great variety of divisions of vitamin B, each one of them with its different functions, benefits and distributed in different types of food, these are:
- The B1 or Thiamin: It is responsible for helping cells convert sugars into energy.
- B2 or Riboflavin: It is responsible for the absorption of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Helping to create red blood cells.
- B3 or Niacin: Promotes the functioning of the digestive system, skin and nerves
- The B5 or Pantothenic: It is responsible for converting and balancing the energy of blood sugar, reducing bad cholesterol, lowering high blood pressure, preventing nerve damage and pain, and heart failure.
- B6 or Pyridoxine: It is an activator of the nervous system, in addition to producing antibodies that help fight infections.
- The B7 or Biotin: It is to stimulate the growth of nails, hair and maintain energy metabolism
- B9 or folic acid: It is necessary for the maturation of structural proteins as well as hemoglobin
- B12 or Cyanocobalamin: It is involved in the nervous system in the use of proteins in the body and in the production of new red blood cells.
What benefits does vitamin B provide?
As previously mentioned, the “B Complex” family is divided into many groups, which is why they have different benefits for the person’s health; Therefore, some of these are very important, since it helps us by being catalysts that act as coenzymes and mainly in energy metabolism, which means that this vitamin is the one that gives us the necessary energy to carry out our daily activities.
On the other hand they also act on the skin, hair and brain development to be more exact in the nerve impulse.
What problems occur due to the lack of vitamin B?
The lack of this type of vitamin in the body can cause all kinds of problems and diseases, depending on what type of “Vitamin B” we lack, but the one with the greatest risk is the lack of vitamin B12, It can generate Anemia since the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells and these are the ones that transport oxygen through the blood to the body tissues.
What foods are they in?
We can find them, above all, in different foods or supplements. This vitamin is not something that our body can produce naturally, so it is vital to consume foods with high amounts of Vitamin B such as:
- Whole grains (Rice, Wheat, Oats).
- Legumes (soybeans, peas and beans).
- Nuts and dried fruits.
- Fruits and vegetables.
- Brewer’s yeast and wheat germ.
- Supplements (usually they are vitamin B12 and B complex).
If you are severely deficient in B vitamins, it is recommended that you visit your GP who can prescribe vitamin supplements that contain high concentrations of this and other vitamins. At XTRALIFE we have a range of products that contain varieties of vitamins, these will help you recover and reach optimal levels in the body again.