Top 8 Vitamin B Complex Benefits
There is no shortage of science supporting the amazing health benefits of taking a high-quality Vitamin B Complex Supplement daily. From increased metabolism to reduced anxiety, to healthier skin and hair (among others!). Here are our top 8 favourite Vitamin B Complex benefits that you can expect to experience:
Increased Energy and Metabolism
Vitamin B6 (also known as Pyridoxine) helps regulate your sleep cycle and moods by affecting the production of the hormones melatonin and serotonin in the brain. Melatonin looks after your waking/sleeping cycle and serotonin is one of the ‘feel-good’ hormones. Having a healthy level of each is vital for feeling good and having a spring in your step, keeping your sleep good in quality and keeping your energy levels up.
Additionally, vitamin B2 works alongside to support enzymes to convert proteins, fats and carbohydrates into a readily available form for your cells to absorb. This gives you easily and readily available energy from the food you eat.
Vitamin B2 (also known as Riboflavin) has immune-boosting properties and bolsters your immune system by helping to form antibodies. And did you know that Vitamin B2 deficiency is quite common? This is owing to the fact that it is easily destroyed by sunlight.
Alongside B2, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) plays an essential role in converting food into energy and in the transmission of nerve impulses. Plus, B9 (commonly known as Folic Acid or Folate) works with the other B vitamins and is essential for the production of red blood cells and the metabolism of proteins and sugars. Together they are a fab team of immunity-boosting beauties!
Better Long-term Heart Health, Gut Health and Digestion
Vitamin B3 (otherwise know as Niacin) is crucial for the release transformation of foods into energy in the body, supporting your digestive system and maintaining long term gut health. It also helps in maintaining healthy skin, a healthy nervous system, and brain function.
Studies have shown that mega doses of Niacin aids in balancing blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure levels, supporting your long-term heart health. Folate (Vitamin B9) also supports a healthy heart by lowering levels of homocysteine, an amino acid which is potentially damaging to arteries and heart health.
Improved Memory Function, Cognition, Clearer Thinking and Neurological Function
Vitamin B1 (also known as Thiamin) plays an essential role in converting food into energy and in the transmission of nerve impulses. Thiamin is crucial in a healthily functioning nervous system.
Because your nervous system has a powerful effect on mood and alertness, it is referred to as the ‘morale vitamin.’ Often this vitamin is used as a mood booster. Studies have shown that those with high Thiamin intake are less likely to suffer from anxiety or depression. It is also beneficial to memory function and contributes to increased energy levels and lowering blood pressure.
Stronger Skin and Hair, Reduced Hair Loss, Support for Skin Conditions
Vitamin B7 (otherwise known as D-Biotin) plays an important role in the metabolism of fatty acids which are essential for healthy skin, hair, nerves, plus many other functions of your body. Because of this, it can help to prevent premature hair loss and greying. It is also used to treat eczema and dermatitis.
Additionally, Folate (B9) can promote healthier-looking skin, and Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) is often added to hair products owing to its ability to prevent hair loss and greying. You might even have some Pantothenic Acid in your shower right now!
Reduction in Fatigue
Vitamin B5 (known as Pantothenic Acid) is highly beneficial in boosting the immune system, improving energy levels and reducing stress. Some deficiency symptoms include fatigue, anxiety, poor concentration and headaches. In your body it is crucial for the conversion of choline into acetylcholine, a chemical messenger, which carries electrical impulses between your nerves and muscles, allowing your whole body to function efficiently.
Plus, on the fatigue front B6 (Pyridoxine) also helps increase your energy levels, and can be beneficial to people with long term tiredness.
Reduces Symptoms of Stress, Anxiety or Depression
Studies show that those with a low level of Vitamin B3 (Niacin) are more likely to suffer from depression and poor self-esteem. Anxiety or depression are indeed symptoms of a B3 deficiency as are fatigue, poor memory and eczema. Its benefits include boosting mood, maintaining a healthy heart and circulation and keeping your digestive system tip-top.
Pantothenic Acid reduces stress levels by both controlling the action of the adrenal glands, which go into high functioning in times of stress. It is a real stress buster by helping to make anti-stress hormones!
More Balanced Mood and Hormones, A Greater Sense of Overall Wellbeing
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) is widely used to improve conditions that require a boost to energy levels. It is also involved in the production of the feel-good hormones dopamine and serotonin, which affect mood and sleep patterns.
This vitamin B beauty is not found in high quantities outside of animal sources, although many non-dairy milk alternatives are now fortified with it. As a supplement, B12 comes in synthetic form, known as Cyanocobalamin, and natural form, Methylcobalamin. Methylcobalamin is both natural and easily absorbed by your body, and so in our opinion is your better option as a supplement.
The main benefit of topping up on B vitamins as a whole complex (rather than individually) is because they all work together. Overall they support your mood, heart, skin, hormones, hair and energy levels, giving you a greater sense of wellbeing, which is why we think they are so very B-eautiful!
Not only do we use only the very best natural and most absorbable forms of all the beautiful B Vitamins in our Vitamin B Complex, but we have also added some power-packed extras into our B Complex to ensure it really gives you the boost you are looking for!
- Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) – accelerates healing and boosts the immune system
- Inositol – helps lower cholesterol, aids redistribution of body fat and promotes healthy hair
- Para Amino Benzoic Acid (PABA) – keeps skin healthy and smooth, restores natural hair colour.
- Choline – produces a soothing effect in the body and aids memory function
When choosing your brand focus on looking for high quality, high purity. This is denoted by a high NRV (your daily allowance expressed as a percentage) on the label. And it’s also a good idea to make sure the high NRV relates to all of the vitamins in the complex (not just a couple of them). There are a lot of different types of vitamins and getting the most natural, bio-available sources in your B Complex is really important.
Our Vitamin B Complex supplement is completely vegan and has been specifically created with giving you the absolute best in mind. So, is it time for you to get your B’s and feel B-eautiful!
Stay well and happy beautiful one, lots of love,
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