7 Articles to Simplify the Vitamin B Complex

The B vitamins are a chemically related family of nutrients that work as a team behind the scenes of the body, to produce effects ranging from maintaining healthy skin to maintaining a positive mood.


It's easy enough to get in your B vitamins from sources including green vegetables, animal protein, and whole grains. Yet a lot of us are deficient in many members of the B vitamin complex. Learn more about what the B vitamins do, and the best ways to make sure your B levels are topped up, in these seven articles.



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Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, plays a large role in maintaining healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. It can also cause some strange diseases if you don't get enough of it.



Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

This week, in part three of my series on the ins and outs of vitamins, we will look at the antioxidant, energy-producing power station known as vitamin B2.


Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, is the third of eight B vitamins. Niacin can help you lower your blood cholesterol as well as help with the metabolism of insulin.


Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, is the fourth of eight B vitamins. It is essential for the creation of fats in the body, which is a good thing.


Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

This week, in part six of my series on the ins and outs of vitamins, we will look at the mood influencing, body clock regulator known as vitamin B6.


Vitamin B7 (Biotin)

This week, in part seven of my series on the ins and outs of vitamins, we will look at the cosmetically added ingredient in many hair and nail products known as vitamin B7 or biotin.


Vitamin B9 (Folate or Folic Acid)

It is fairly common to have low levels of folic acid in your system. Deficiency can be linked to mental fatigue, depression, irritability, muscular fatigue, poor growth, and gingivitis. 

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