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Vitamin B Complex

♥ Vitamin B is actually eight water soluble vitamins involved in cell metabolism. The B Vitamins used to be thought of as a single vitamin, known as Vitamin B but later it was found they were chemically different but exist in the same foods. Supplements that contain all eight are normally referred to as Vitamin B Complex. Individual Vitamin B supplements are referred to by their specific name eg: Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3...

♥ Vitamin B Complex is needed for: Support and increase of the rate of metabolism, healthy skin and muscle tone, immune and nervous system functions, cell growth and division and reducing the risk of pancreatic cancer but only when consumed in food.

♥ Different B vitamins can be found in: Potatoes, Bananas, Lentils, Chilli Peppers, Tempeh, Liver Oil, Liver, Turkey, Tuna, Brewer's Yeast, Marmite, Vegemite and Molasses. Beer is also a source of B vitamins but alcohol impairs the body's ability to activate vitamins.

List of B Vitamins

♥ Vitamin B1 - Thiamine
♥ Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
♥ Vitamin B3 - Niacin, Nicotinic Acid & Nicotinamide
♥ Vitamin B5 - Pantothenic Acid
♥ Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxine
♥ Vitamin B7 - Biotin (Vitamin H)
♥ Vitamin B9 - Folic Acid (Vitamin M & Vitamin Bc
♥ Vitamin B12 - Cobalamin
♥ Vitamin B8 - Myo-Inositol (no longer classified as a vitamin)

Vitamin B Complex Overdose?

♥ It is possible to overdose on Vitamin B Complex even though they are water soluble vitamins. Symptons include: heart palpitations, insomnia, agitation, high blood sugar, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, anemia, low blood pressure, skin eruptions, hypersensitivity, pressure, really yellow urine, headaches, high uric acid, jaundice, sweating, raised stomach acid, joint pains and depression.

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