Vitamin B complex consists of eight very important vitamins for development of the organism and its functions. Each of them has benefits specific to health.
The B vitamins belong to a complex called vitamin water-soluble, which means that the organism can’t store them and must be ingested daily through the foods as they are
basics for the body. Its functions are so important than a small deficit can upset chronic and irreversible.
VITAMIN B COMPLEX
- B1 (thiamine): It is necessary for
sugar transformation process i
It plays an important role in conducting nerve impulses and in oxygen metabolism.
- B2 (riboflavin): is crucial in the transformation of food into energy, since
which favors protein absorption,
fats and carbohydrates.
- B3 (Niacin): It plays an important role in
energy metabolism of the cell i
•B5 (Pantothenic acid): Helps
metabolizes carbohydrates, proteins and
- B6 (pyridoxine): Basis for
absorption and metabolism of proteins.
•B7 (biotin): Helps the breakdown
proteins and carbohydrates.
•B9 (folic acid): helps the body
to create new cells. It is fundamental
for adult women
•B12 (cobalamin): This vitamin is
important for metabolism, helps in
formation of red blood cells and improves
functioning of the central nervous system.
Within this entire complex there are certain
vitamins that can represent a greater deficit in the body. These are: B1,
B6, B9 and B12.
Article written by Rinat Ratner. Nutritionist, Master in Nutrition