While the individual B vitamins may have different compositions and work in different ways, they have one thing in common: our body needs them to maintain many functions and processes. A lack of vitamin B can have a major impact on your well-being.
Vitamin B isn’t just one vitamin, but a group of eight vital substances.They are totally different in terms of chemistry and pharmacology.The term “Vitamin B” covers vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12.You will notice that while most numbers are represented, not all are. (This is because some vitamins were declassified as vitamins after being named.)
An overview of the B vitamins
Vitamin B1 (also known as thiamin) is important for the nerves and metabolism.
Causes of a vitamin B1 deficiency: metabolic disorders, a dependency on alcohol, imbalanced diet, poor diet: too much coffee, tea or raw fish inhibit the absorption of vitamin B1 or destroy it; eating disorders, some liver diseases, Crohn's disease, celiac disease
Symptoms of a vitamin B1 deficiency: digestive problems, fatigue, forgetfulness, depression, beriberi, Korsakoff syndrome
Vitamin B2 (also known as riboflavin) is linked to fats, protein and energy.
Causes of a vitamin B2 deficiency: strict vegan diet, consumption of alcohol
Symptoms of a vitamin B2 deficiency: cracks in the corners of the mouth, inflamed buccal mucosa and skin changes, potentially cataracts
Vitamin B3 (also known as niacin) has a regenerative effect.
Causes of a vitamin B3 deficiency: imbalanced diet of foods not containing digestible vitamin B3
Symptoms of a vitamin B3 deficiency: loss of appetite, exhaustion, pellagra
Vitamin B5 (also known as pantothenic acid) increases metabolism and detoxifies.
Causes of a vitamin B5 deficiency: poof diet, consumption of large quantities of alcohol, severe diabetes mellitus, inflammatory intestinal diseases
Symptoms of a vitamin B5 deficiency: tiredness, irritability, depression, suppressed immune system, sleeplessness, stomach issues
Vitamin B6 (also known as pyridoxine) strengthens your nerves and the body's defences.
Causes of a vitamin B6 deficiency: chronic digestive disorders, drugs, consumption of alcohol
Symptoms of a vitamin B6 deficiency: e.g. flaky rashes on the face, inflammations in the mouth, anaemia, diarrhoea, vomiting.
Vitamin B7 (also known as biotin) ensures healthy skin and nails.
Causes of a vitamin B7 deficiency: problems digesting biotin, long-term diets containing too little biotin, pregnancy
Symptoms of a vitamin B7 deficiency: e.g. hair loss, muscle pain, problems with your nervous system and depression
Vitamin B9 (also known as folic acid/folate) is important for growth processes and during pregnancy.
Causes of a vitamin B9 deficiency: imbalanced diet, high levels of alcohol, certain medications
Symptoms of a vitamin B9 deficiency: e.g. anaemia, for a baby:deformities such as neural tube defects
Vitamin B12 (also known as cobalamin) breaks down fatty acids and helps to make blood.
Causes of a vitamin B12 deficiency: following a vegan diet for long periods, intestinal diseases such as Crohn's disease or gastritis, medication to reduce the formation of gastric acid (inhibiting the proton pump)
Symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency: anaemia (megaloblastic anaemia), glossopyrosis, pins and needs, sense of deafness
Vitamin B provides energy
The B vitamins are involved in countless metabolic processes in the body.Without the 8 little helpers, we feel exhausted and weak.
Vitamin B - a building block: Nothing happens without it:the B vitamins produce tissues and regenerate them; strengthen the nerves, brain, heart and circulatory system, regulate the muscles and allows us to rest peacefully.
Vitamin B - a fuel: the B vitamins fuel the body.They break down fats, proteins and carbohydrates and convert them into energy.
Vitamin B - a requirement: anyone who asks a lot of their body or experiences a lot of stress, has an increased requirement for vitamin B:sportsmen and women, people who are always on the go, the elderly, expectant mothers, people with stressful jobs, poor diets and illnesses.
Precious vitamins B – our product range
Our vitamin B complex nutritional supplements help promote an active and intense lifestyle.Each tablet contains high-dosage B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12) to boost your well-being. They are soluble in water, i.e. any vitamins not needed are discarded by the body.
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