31 May Are You Taking A B Vitamin Complex?
We all know that an apple a day keeps the doctor away but as we get older we realize that an apple doesn’t provide nearly half as many vitamins and minerals we need each day. Vitamin B actually consists of 8 different vitamins to make up what is usually referred to as a vitamin B complex. This includes B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12. B12 is also something that may be lacking within the vegan community as it is only found in animal-based products. For those that don’t eat animal products it would be best to take a daily supplement to make sure you’re getting as much you need to throughout the day.
Our friends at Physiomed has gathered some important reasons you should consider taking a B complex everyday:
Keeping the Machine Well-Oiled
B vitamins helps your body turn food into energy while will keep you going throughout the day. Not only will it give you more energy but it also boosts the immune system, strengthen your body overall and keep your nervous system in check.
B9 is also known as folate or folic acid. This promotes the creation of both new cells and red blood cells in your body as well as total development and growth. Not only does it create cells, but it can also prevent birth defects among pregnant women.
Get That Cholesterol Down
B3, also commonly referred to as niacin, has proven to help lower the ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) and reduce your risk of heart disease by also prevent your arteries to harden.
Helps You Let Go
By taking a B vitamin complex your stress and anxiety levels can decrease for a number of reasons. B6 specifically helps the creation of neurotransmitters that help you deal with the stress, depression and anxiety you may experience on a regular basis whereas B1 helps to keep your mood stable and better your concentration.
Both B1 (Thiamin) and B2 (Riboflavin) can help to significantly lower your PMS symptoms or even reduce the chance of going through that emotional turmoil altogether!
The benefits of taking a B vitamin complex doesn’t end here! Head to Physiomed’s blog here for more details on this and other health related concerns!