B complex includes eight water-soluble vitamins:
- B1 (Thiamine)
- B2 (Riboflavin)
- B3 (Niacin)
- B5 (Pantothenic acid)
- B6 (Pyridoxine/Pyridoxamine)
- B7 (Biotin), B9 (Folic acid) and
- B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
B-Complex Vitamins Thiamin and Riboflavin: Vitamins B1 and B2 are found in potatoes, whole grains, kidney beans, and seafood. Thiamine helps the cells function properly, particularly the nerves. Thiamine is beneficial for memory functions and converting food into energy. Riboflavin is necessary for releasing energy from consumed food and maintaining healthy red blood cells. A deficiency of B1 can result in weight loss, amnesia, and emotional disorders. A B2 deficiency can cause high sensitivity to sunlight and inflammation of the tongue.
Niacin and Pantothenic Acid: Vitamin B3 is found in chicken, fish, nuts, liver, dried beans, and whole grains. Pantothenic acid (B5) is found in almost all food sources. Niacin (B3) is important for hormone production, releasing energy from foods and detoxifying chemicals. Pantothenic acid (B5) works with several of the other B vitamins to break down fats, is necessary for the formation of vitamin D, helps keep red blood cells healthy, and promotes energy from proteins and carbohydrates.
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