Vitamin B1 (thiamine): Vitamin B1 may help naturally combat the
negative effects of stress while supporting healthy energy levels, a
proper nervous system, and muscle function. Vitamin B-1 plays an
important part in the breakdown of foods, especially carbohydrates. It
helps the body convert carbohydrates into glucose, which is then used to
produce energy. Vitamin B-1 is considered an anti-stress vitamin
because it supports proper nervous system and muscle functioning and may
enhance the body's ability to withstand stressful conditions. Vitamin
B-1 is also necessary for the production of hydrochloric acid, making it
important for proper digestion. Because Vitamin B-1 is water soluble,
it's not stored in the body and must be replenished daily. Although
thiamine deficiency is rare, it can result in serious health
complications involving the nervous system, brain, muscles, heart and
gastrointestinal system. Individuals who consume heavy amounts of
alcohol or who are chronically malnourished may have a higher-than-usual
need for vitamin B-1.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): Vitamin B6 is a precursor to coenzymes
involved in the growth and repair of skin and tissues lining the
gastrointestinal tract, as well as the synthesis of amino acids. B2 is
necessary for the formation of pigments essential to vision.
Vitamin B3 (niacinamide): Niacin is an essential B vitamin that plays
many roles, including promoting cardiovascular, brain, digestive and
skin health. Niacin is involved in numerous reactions inside of cells
that convert food into cellular energy. Niacin is also involved in the
activity of enzymes that transport and break down fats, proteins,
carbohydrates, and other molecules formed from food. Niacin is
particularly helpful in promoting healthy cholesterol levels. A normal
function of niacin is to help remove fats (triglycerides) from tissues
and the bloodstream.
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): Vitamin B5 is vital for growth,
reproduction, and normal physiological functions. B5 helps the body to
combat stress and is vital for growth, reproduction, and normal
physiological functions, such as the production, transporting, and
release of energy from fats. B5 is the nutrient responsible for
activating the adrenal glands, which help the body to combat stress.
When it comes to the body's energy metabolism, B5 plays a very important
role. It is a necessary factor for the Kreb's cycle of energy
production, and together with vitamins B1, B2, and B3, helps to produce
ATP, the body's fuel for energy. B5 is required for the synthesis of
lipids, as well as the production of steroids and neurotransmitters.
Vitamin B5 is needed to make the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which
transports information between vertebral nerve cells. This vitamin also
plays a large role in cholesterol management, by synthesizing
cholesterol, which is needed to produce vitamin D and steroid hormones.
One by-product of pantothenic acid, pantethine, may help lower blood
levels of both cholesterol and triglycerides.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl): performs a wide variety of functions in
your body and is essential for your good health. Vitamin B6 is needed
for more than 100 enzymes involved in protein metabolism. It is also
essential for red blood cell metabolism. The nervous and immune systems
need vitamin B6 to function efficiently, and it is also needed for the
conversion of tryptophan (an amino acid) to niacin. Your body needs
vitamin B6 to make hemoglobin which carries oxygen to tissues. Vitamin
B6 also helps increase the amount of oxygen carried by hemoglobin. A
vitamin B6 deficiency can result in a form of anemia that is similar to
iron deficiency anemia. Vitamin B6, through its involvement in protein
metabolism and cellular growth, is important to the immune system. It
helps maintain the health of lymphoid organs (thymus, spleen, and lymph
nodes) that make your white blood cells. Animal studies show that a
vitamin B6 deficiency can decrease your antibody production and suppress
your immune response. Vitamin B6 also helps maintain your blood glucose
(sugar) within a normal range. When caloric intake is low your body
needs vitamin B6 to help convert stored carbohydrate or other nutrients
to glucose to maintain normal blood sugar levels.
Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin): Vitamin B12 helps maintain healthy
nerve cells and red blood cells. It is also needed to help make DNA, the
genetic material in all cells. B12 protects brain cells and nerve
tissue and promotes better sleep.
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prevent any disease.