Vitamin B1, otherwise known as thiamine, is necessary for most every cellular reaction in the body as a participant in an enzyme system known as thiamin pyrophosphate. It is vital to normal functioning of the nervous system and metabolism. It can be found in meat, whole grains, fish, and nuts.
Vitamin B1 supports normal growth and development of the body, it supports the working of the nervous system, heart and muscles. It restores deficiencies caused by alcoholism, cirrhosis, overactive thyroid, infection, breastfeeding, absorption diseases, pregnancy, prolonged diarrhea, and burns. And it can reduce depression, fatigue and motion sickness.
Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin, also known as Riboflavin.
Riboflavin is important to energy metabolism (processing nutrients like protein, fat, carbohydrate and alcohol that have calories to a form of energy that the body can use - ATP), normal growth, bloodcel development,nerve development, regulation of certain hormones, normal eyesight and healthy skin.
Foods high in riboflavin are milk, yogurt, cheeses, meat, leafy green vegetables, whole and enriched grains. Riboflavin is an essential vitamin and is easily destroyed by light. Oral contraceptives may cause a riboflavin deficiency as well.
Vitamin B3, Otherwise known as niacin, acts like other B vitamins to create enzymes that are essential to metabolic cell activity, synthesize hormones, repair genetic material, decreases cholesterol and triglycerides in blood, and maintain normal functioning of the nervous system. Great sources of this vitamin may be found in meat, fish, and whole grains.
Vitamin B5 otherwise known as pantothenic acid, is essential to all forms of life. Pantothenic acid is found throughout living cells in the form of coenzyme A (CoA), a vital coenzyme in numerous chemical reactions like the energy metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and fat. It also helps in, the growth and development of the body, healing of wounds in animals, relieving stress and lessen fatigue.
Great sources of this vitamin include eggs, nuts, and whole-wheat products.
Vitamin B6, otherwise known as pyridoxine, is a water-soluble vitamin that was first isolated in the 1930's. There are six forms of vitamin B6: pyridoxal (PL), pyridoxine (PN), pyridoxamine (PM), and their phosphate derivatives: pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP), pyridoxine 5'-phosphate (PNP), and pridoxamine 5'-phospate (PNP). PLP is the active coenzyme form, and has the most importance in human metabolism.
Vitamin B6 performs as a coenzyme to carry out metabolic processes that affect the bodys use of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. It helps to convert tryptophan to niacin.
Vitamin B6 must be obtained from the diet because humans cannot synthesize it, it may be found in meat, fish, eggs, milk, and whole grain foods.
Vitamin B9, otherwise known as folic acid, serves as a coenzyme during the creation of DNA. This vitamin is also very important to the growth and reproduction of all body cells, including red blood cells. Great food sources of vitamin B9 include liver and dark green leafy vegetables
Vitamin B12 is also known as cobolamin. Cobolamin is needed in the manufacture of red blood cells and the maintenance of red blood cells and it stimulates appetite, promotes growth and release energy. It is often used with older people to give an energy boost, assist in preventing mental deterioration and helps with speeding up thought processes.This vitamin is also used in the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.
Vitamin B12 is present in liver, organ meat, muscle meat, shellfish, eggs, cheese, fish, and can be manufactured in the body. Although milk contains B12, processing of milk may lead to destruction of the vitamin.