General Health, Vitamin B

The Power of the B Complex

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Our Vitz Burst supplement (launching in May!!) is jam packed with a Vitamin B Complex as well natural green coffee bean extracts.

In this week’s Thursday blog we will be talking about why a vitamin b complex supplement is so amazing.

Firstly, we need to know what vitamins are in the B Complex :

  • Vitamin B1 : Thiamine
  • Vitamin B2 : Riboflavin
  • Vitamin B3 : Niacin
  • Vitamin B5 : Pantothenate
  • Vitamin B6 : Pyridoxine
  • Vitamin B7 : Biotin
  • Vitamin B9 : Folate
  • Vitamin B12 : Cyanocobalamin
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These are the 8 different vitamins that belong to the B vitamin family. You may be wondering what happened to B4, B8, B10 and B11 ?! It had actually later been discovered that these substances do not have the character of vitamins which is why the numbering of the vitamins are not continuous.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

Vitamin B1 is commonly known as either the “mood vitamin” or the “morale vitamin”. Studies have shown those with a higher thiamine intake are less likely to suffer from anxiety/depression – hence its reputation as a mood booster. It also contributes to lowering blood pressure and increased energy levels

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2 is commonly known as the “immune booster” By forming antibodies it helps to strengthen our immune systems. Another great positive of riboflavin is the effect it has on the liver, as it detoxifies the liver.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Vitamin B3 is key for supporting our digestive system and for maintenance of our long term gut health.  Also, vitamin B3 is great for maintaining our healthy skin and nervous system.

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenate)

Vitamin B5 is mostly known as the “energy boosting” vitamin. Vitamin B5 is great for fatigue reduction especially! In our bodies, it is so important for conversion of choline into acetylcholine. Acetylcholine,  a chemical messenger, which carries electrical impulses between our nerves and muscles, allowing our bodies to function efficiently.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Vitamin B6 is commonly known as “the growth vitamin”. In protein metabolism, vitamin B6 is particularly important during growth. Vitamin B6 is necessary for our heart, brain and liver to function properly. This vitamin also helps regulate our sleep cycle by affecting the production of melatonin and serotonin in the brain. This is amazing as it gives us an extra bounce on our step.

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Vitamin B7 (Biotin)

This is the magic vitamin for hair, skin and nails! Biotin plays an important role in the metabolism of fatty acids.  This is essential for healthy skin, hair, nerves as well as other bodily functions.

Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)

Folic acid is great especially for women during pregnancy as they have an increased need for folic acid during this time.

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

Vitamin B12 is commonly used as to boost energy levels. As well as this, it is also known as a “feel-good” vitamin as it also positively affects dopamine and serotonin.  

All of these vitamins work in perfect synergy with each other which is why the B Vitamin complex is so fantastic. When they’re all working together, they can support our immune system, mood, skin, energy and sleep levels. Just makes us feel better mentally and physically!

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