Vitamin B is a complex of water soluble vitamins. They are called the ‘B Complex’ because you do not find one of them in a food or in a living tissue without the others being somewhere close at hand. They go together, they complement one another. They are responsible chiefly for the health and maintenance of nerves, eyes, digestion and skin, as well as the processing of carbohydrates, fat and protein, appetite, growth, production of hormones and digestive juices, prevention of anaemia, maintenance of sex glands, sebaceous glands and bone marrow.
Because the B Vitamins are water soluble they are not stored to any extent in the body, so whatever is not needed is rapidly excreted. However, a certain balance is advisable making a B Complex supplement ideal rather than taking large amounts of just one or two.
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) - plays a major role in the conversion of
blood sugar into biological energy. A deficiency is known as
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) - crucial in the production of body
energy. Also has antioxidant qualities
Niacin (Vitamin B3) - Helps lower blood levels of cholesterol.
Acts as a detoxifying agent.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) - Helps alleviate some of the
symptoms of pre-menstrual tension. Needed for a healthy
Folic Acid - Required for optimal functioning of the body - Helps
prevent Spina Bifida. Essential for the metabolism of RNA and
Vitamin B12 - Essential for the healthy metabolism of nerve
tissues - Improves memory and ability to reason and concentrate
Prevents mental deterioration.
Biotin - Maintains the health of muscle tissue, hair and skin as
well as that of the nervous, circulatory and reproductive systems.
Pantothenic Acid - Helps boost energy - Alleviate arthritis -
Essential for the metabolism and the production of antibodies.
PABA (Para Amino Benzoic Acid) Essential for the synthesis
of Folic Acid Helps prevent damage from sunburn - For healthy
skin and tissue