Vitamin B-Complex

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B-Complex is a combination of select water-soluble B vitamins beneficial in promoting various systems in the body. Most B-Complex supplements consist of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12 in a concentrated form, designed to maximize results. B-Complex vitamins are available in multiple forms including oral, dermal, and intravenously.

Benefits of B-Complex

Research shows B vitamins play an essential role in the body’s function and development. B-Complex has shown beneficial in promoting good eyesight, proper nerve function, cardiovascular health, cell health, growth of red blood cells, good digestion, hormones and cholesterol production, muscle tone, energy levels, and healthy brain function.

Some research points to vitamins B6, B9, and B12 is instrumental in decreasing the frequency of migraines with aura. Vitamin B12 has also been found to help decrease the presence of certain symptoms associated with depression and anxiety.

B-Complex and Specific Conditions

Although B-Complex vitamins support a variety of lifestyles, there are specific conditions that can especially benefit. With meat consisting of a large number of B vitamins, vegans and vegetarians naturally tend to lack the recommended daily intake of B vitamins.

Gastric bypass, although helpful with weight loss, negatively affects vitamin absorption in the gut. Often with bypass surgery segments of the gut are removed or bypassed, causing a decreased amount of vitamin absorption. Less food intake post gastric bypass can also affect B vitamin levels if foods are not chosen wisely. Other research studies have suggested that older adults are also at risk for developing B vitamin deficiency. Conditions that have also been found to benefit from B vitamin replacement are alcohol dependence, cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, HIV, diabetes, depression, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes.

Are B-Complex Vitamins Safe?

The B vitamins are water-soluble, meaning the body takes what it needs and excretes the rest through the urine, making B-Complex safe for most people. Consult with one of our medical providers or your primary physician before initiating B vitamins into your routine.

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What are the benefits of vitamin B1 (Thiamine)?

B1 helps the body make healthy new cells. It’s often called an anti-stress vitamin because of its ability to protect the immune system. When carb-loading (either to prepare for a big race or just because pizza tastes that good), studies say this vitamin is necessary to help break down those simple carbohydrates.

What are the benefits of vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)?

This B vitamin works as an antioxidant to help fight free radicals (particles in the body that damage cells) and may prevent early aging and the development of heart disease. Riboflavin is also important for red blood cell production, which is necessary for transporting oxygen throughout the body. Several studies suggest B2 can help stave off migraines, but more research is needed to be sure. And be careful, while sunlight does the body well, ultraviolet light reduces the riboflavin content in food sources. Milk, for instance, is best purchased in opaque containers in order to keep this vitamin from breaking down.

What are the benefits of vitamin B3 (Niacin)?

One of the primary uses for niacin is to boost HDL cholesterol (i.e. the good cholesterol). And the higher a person’s HDL, the less bad cholesterol he or she will have in their blood. Vitamin B3 deficiency is very rare in developed countries, though alcoholism has been shown to lower B3 levels in some individuals. Niacin, used topically and ingested, has also been found to treat acne.

What are the benefits of vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)?

Small amounts of vitamin B5 are found in just about every food group — its name even says so. Pantothenic comes from the Greek word pantothen, meaning “from everywhere.” In addition to breaking down fats and carbs for energy, it’s responsible for the production of sex and stress-related hormones including testosterone. Studies show B5 also promotes healthy skin with the ability to reduce signs of skin aging such as redness and skin spots.

What are the benefits of vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)?

Along with fellow B vitamins 12 and 9, B6 helps regulate levels of the amino acid homocysteine (associated with heart disease). Pyridoxine is a major player in mood and sleep patterns because it helps the body produce serotonin, melatonin, and norepinephrine, a stress hormone. Some studies suggest vitamin B6 can reduce inflammation for people with conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.

What are the benefits of vitamin B7 (Biotin)?

Because of its association with healthy hair, skin, and nails, this B vitamin also goes by “the beauty vitamin.” It may help people with diabetes control high blood glucose levels, too. This B vitamin is especially important during pregnancy because it’s vital for the normal growth of the baby.

What are the benefits of vitamin B9 (Folate)?

You may have heard another name for B9 — folic acid — which is the synthetic form used in supplements and fortified foods like cereal and bread. Studies suggest folate may help keep depression at bay and prevent memory loss. This vitamin is also especially important for women who are pregnant since it supports the growth of the baby and prevents neurological birth defects.

What are the benefits of vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)?

This B vitamin is a total team player. Cobalamin works with vitamin B9 to produce red blood cells and help iron do its job: create the oxygen-carrying protein, hemoglobin. Since vitamin B12 is only found in animal products, studies show higher rates of non-meat eaters with a deficiency.

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