Monday, March 25, 2013

To Be or Vitamin B

Vitamin B is found in green leafy vegetables, eggs, fish, milk, yogurt, peas and beans. There are different types of vitamin B.

Thiamin (B1) and Riboflavin (B2) are important for healthy functioning of the muscles, nerves, and heart.

Niacin (B3) helps regulate the nervous and digestive systems.

Pantothenic acid (B5) helps us maintain a healthy digestive tract, and it helps the body use other vitamins.

Pyridoxine (B6) supports the immune system and aids the body in breaking down protein.

Biotin (B7) is involved in the production of hormones.

Folic acid (B9) helps cells make and maintain DNA.

Cobalamin (B12) helps the body make blood cells and maintain a healthy nervous system.

Each of these vitamins is labeled ‘B’ because they all are involved in cell metabolism, the process used by the body to turn food into energy and produce healthy cells.

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