B Vitamins are important in multiple biological processes in the body and are therefore important in the diet. There are 8 B vitamins in total, namely Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6, Biotin (B7) Folate and Folic acid and Vitamin B12. They are available as a B vitamin complex product (all B vitamins included) or as a single B vitamin supplement.
Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, contributes to the normal functioning of nervous system, psychological function and heart. Riboflavin is important in skin health and aids normal vision, in addition to reducing the impact of tiredness and fatigue. This is also supported by Niacin. Folic acid is a key vitamin during pregnancy, whilst Vitamin B6 and B12 both helps maintain normal energy yielding metabolism.
Vitamin B for energy and brain function
Vitamins B6 and B12 are especially important in the body to help energy levels and metabolism. They are therefore a ‘go to’ food supplement if the energy is a key area that you want to address as part of your diet. The role in the brain also makes them relevant if you are looking for brain performance and a nootropic benefit. They both help maintain normal psychological function.
Vitamin B for immunity
Maintaining our immune function is an important goal for many of us. Particularly when exercising hard, during periods of excessive travel or just during the winter months. Vitamin B6 and B12 are an important part of the diet during these time as they are known to help maintain normal immune function.