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Energy of Vitamin B complex

Why we need Vitamins B

B vitamins are used to convert amino acids for energy production and healthy nerve conduction and thus muscle action. The vitamin B complex is vital for the synthesis of fatty acids. B vitamins are indispensable for the synthesis of fats used in the myelin sheaths of nerve cells. The B vitamins help us make cholesterol and also help us control cholesterol.

They are needed for the synthesis of many important neurotransmitters, such as acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.
It is well known fact that B vitamins help to cope with stress and depression.

Functions of Vitamins B group

Thiamin (Vitamin B1)

You need thiamin to regulate nerve growth, mental functions, and memory. It helps all your body’s cells, but especially nerves, working right. Thiamin is important for memory. You also need it to convert food to energy.

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

It helps release energy, aids in growth and development. Riboflavin needed for normal red blood cells and hormones. A deficiency of riboflavin will reduce the efficiency of glutathione, an important antioxidant.

Niacin (Vitamin B3)

Vitamin B3 needed for over 50 processes in our body. It releases energy, makes hormones, removes toxins, helps keep cholesterol normal. When a severe deficiency of niacin occurs, the deficiency disease is called pellagra.

Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)

This vitamin works closely with several of the other B’s in the breakdown of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates into energy. You also need it to make Vitamin D, some hormones, and red blood cells. Pantothenic acid is found in many common foods and mostly you have adequate amount vitamin B5 from average diets.

Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)

Vitamin B6 is unusual as a B vitamin in that it is so extensively stored in muscle tissue. It main function is building amino acids and fatty acids. It helps prevent heart disease.
Vitamin B6 deficiency causes depression.

Biotin (Vitamin B7)

Biotin is needed for a lot of body processes that break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates into fuel you can use.
Biotin is sometimes called Vitamin H.   It is made by the bacteria living in healthy large intestines. The wall of the large intestine has a specialized process for the uptake of biotin. This may be one reason why biotin deficiency is so rare.

Folic acid or Folate (Vitamin B9)

Folic acid was isolated from spinach. It prevents birth defects and heart disease. Vitamin B9 may also play a role in cancer prevention. Vitamin B9 deficiency signs include anemia and deterioration of the gastrointestinal tract.

Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)

Cobalamin needs to process the carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in food into energy. It also forms the protective covering of nerve cells. Vitamin B12 is one of the nutrients required for the synthesis of hemoglobin. It also helps prevent heart disease.

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