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There are eight water soluble B Vitamins you must have to maintain homeostasis and since your body doesn't store them, they need to be taken daily. Your body uses what is needed and flushes the excess out with the urine.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) - is the first vitamin discovered and plays a big part in living a healthy lifestyle. The Vitamin enhances circulation, blood formation, breaking down carbohydrates and helps with the production of hydraulic acid that's used for proper digestion.
1. Food sources: Fish, flax seed, navy beans, green peas, acorn squash, brown rice, asparagus and eggs.
2. Deficiencies include: beriberi, constipation, edema, enlarged liver, fatigue, forgetfulness, gastrointestinal disturbances, heart problems, irritability, labored breathing, loss of appetite, muscle atrophy, nervousness, numbing in the hands and feet, pain and sensitivity, poor coordination, weak and sore muscles.
3. Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) – Infants 0-12months 0.3mg, Children 1-8 years 0.5mg, 9 – 14 years 0.9mg, 15 – adult 1.2mg.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) - is necessary for red blood cell formation, the production of antibodies and cell growth. It’s very important to maintaining eye health. Is necessary for regular digesting and needed to break down fats, carbohydrates and protein.
1. Food sources: Eggs, avocados, salmon, beef, dairy, almonds, broccoli, dark leafy greens and mushrooms.
2. Deficiencies include: cracks and sores at the corners of the mouth, eye problems, inflammation of the mouth and tongue, skin lesions, dermatitis, dizziness, hair loss, insomnia, sensitivity to light, poor digestion, growth problems and slow mental response.
3. Recommended dietary allowances (RDA) – 0-12 months 0.3mg, children 1-14 years 0.6mg, 1.3 mg daily for men and 1.1 mg for women. Larger doses are used to prevent cataracts and migraine headaches.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) - Proper circulation, healthy skin and the nervous system all need niacin. The digestive system uses niacin to break down carbohydrates, fats and proteins into glucose to use for energy. The vitamin is needed for proper secretion of bile and other stomach fluids. Improves sex hormones.
1. Foods sources: Turkey, chicken, beef, liver, brown rice, avocado, brown rice, tune, salmon, asparagus, sweet potato, peas and peanuts.
2. Deficiencies Include: canker sores, dementia, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, halitosis, headaches, indigestion, insomnia, limb pain, loss of appetite, low blood sugar, pellagra, inflammation, weakening of the muscle.
3. Recommended dietary allowances (RDA) - 17mg a day for men and 13mg a day for women.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) - Known as the ant -stress vitamin because the adrenal glands need B5 in producing hormones. Proper adrenal gland function rely on vitamin B5. The adrenal glands produce hormones that help regulate blood sugar and blood pressure. Every cell in your body requires vitamin B5. Also is necessary for the production of neurotransmitters and may help with depression and anxiety.
1. Food sources: Sunflower seeds, eggs, avocados, corn, salmon, mushrooms, cauliflower, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and yogurt.
2. Deficiencies include: Fatigue, headache, nausea and tingling in the hands.
3. Recommended dietary allowances (RDA) - Infants 0-6 months, 1.7 mg; infants 7-12 months, 1.8 mg; children 1-3 years, 2 mg; children 4-8 years, 3 mg; children 9-13 years, 4 mg; men and women 14 years and older, 5 mg; pregnant women, 6 mg; and breastfeeding women, 7 mg.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridox - Neurotransmitters need B6 in their creation and to help regulate serotonin, dopamine and gamma - aminobutyric , hormones that effect your mood. The RNA and DNA (Genetic code) need proper amounts of B6. Certain enzymes (on and off switches to bodily functions) need the vitamin to activate. If you have trouble absorbing Vitamin B12, you may be deficient in Vitamin B6.
1. Food sources: Poultry, tuna, salmon, eggs, beef, carrots, dairy, peanuts and potatoes.
2. Deficiencies Include: anemia, anorexia, arthritis, conjunctivitis, convulsions, cracks and sores around the mouth, depression, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, hyperirritability, inflammation of the mouth and gums, impaired memory and memory loss, nausea, flaky skin, sore or tender tongue, trouble healing from wounds, trouble learning and tingling sensation.
3. Recommended dietary allowances (RDA) - Infants 0-6 months, 0.1 mg; Infants 7-12 months, 0.3 mg; Children 1-3 years, 0.5 mg; Children 4-8 years, 0.6 mg; Children 9-13 years, 1 mg; Males 14-50 years, 1.3 mg; Males over 50 years, 1.7 mg; Females 14-18 years, 1.2 mg; Females 19-50 years, 1.3 mg
Vitamin B7 (Biotin) - Needed for proper fatty acid production, a way your body deals with inflammation. Hair nails and skin need Biotin to stay healthy and strong. Your body is made up of cells that need Biotin for proper growth. Sided to relieve muscle pain, prevent hair loss and absorb other B – Vitamins. Promotes healthy sweat glands, nerve tissue and Bone marrow.
1. Food sources: Beef, liver, whole eggs, salmon, avocado, sunflower seeds, almonds, sweet potatoes and dairy.
2. Deficiencies Include: anemia, depression, hair loss, high blood pressure, inflammation of the skin, insomnia, loss of appetite, muscular pain, nausea and a sore tongue. Biotin is an amazing Vitamin for hair, skin and nails.
3. Recommended dietary allowances (RDA) – 0-6 months 5mcg, 7-12 months 6mcg, 1-3 years 8mcg, 4-8 years 12mcg, 9-13 20mcg, 14-18 years 25mcg, 19 years and up 30mcg, pregnant women 30mcg, breastfeeding women 35mcg.
Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) - is used in the cell division and replication process (each cell dies and duplicates itself every so often). It’s an amazing brain food and help with focus and learning. Folate is very important for pregnant women for proper nerve development. Avoiding deficiency in early pregnancy can help prevent certain birth defects and may help reduce the risk of premature birth. Waiting until you’re pregnant to start taking the vitamin may be too late and you may still have problems. Make sure to add plenty of folate to your diet months before you plan to get pregnant. It’s recommended that women in their child barring years to take folate to avoid deficiency just in case they become pregnant unplanned.
1. Food sources: Asparagus, broccoli, spinach, avocado, Brussels sprouts, oranges, eggs, liver, romaine lettuce and beets.
2. Deficiencies Include: anemia, apathy, digestive disturbances, fatigue, graying hair, growth impairment, insomnia, laboring breathing, memory problems, paranoia, weakness, and birth defects. Folate is very important in the first few weeks of pregnancy. A sore, red tongue is the most common sign of deficiency.
3. Recommended dietary allowances (RDA) - 0-6 months 65mcg, 7-12 months 80mcg, 1-3 years 150mcg, 4-8 years 200mcg, 9-13 years 300mcgs, 14 years and up 400mcgs, pregnant women 600mcg, breastfeeding women 500mcg.
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) - is needed to protect the nervous system, neurological deterioration and to protect against neural toxicity. Used to help with Bell’s palsy, multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases. The vitamin helps with digestion in breaking down carbohydrates, fats and proteins in to glucose to use for energy. Also helps the body absorb iron.
1. Food sources: Liver, beef, fish, dairy. The body can create Vitamin B12 in the gut if enough intestinal flora is present, but depends on the person and how the bacteria is maintained. Vegans and vegetarians may need to supplement the vitamin since the main food sources are animal products.
2. Deficiencies Include: numbing and nerve pain. Other deficiencies include abnormal gait, bone lose, chronic fatigue, constipation, depression, digestive disorders, dizziness, drowsiness, enlargement of the liver, eye disorders, hallucination, headaches, inflammation of the tongue, irritability, labored breathing, memory loss, moodiness, nervousness, neurological damage, palpitations, pernicious anemia, ringing in the ears, and spinal-cord degeneration.
3. Recommended dietary allowances (RDA) - Infants 0-6 months, 0.4 mcg; infants 7-12 months, 0.5 mcg; children 1-3 years, 0.9 mcg; children 4-8 years, 1.2 mcg; children 9-13 years, and 1.8 mcg; older children, adults, 2.4 mcg; pregnant women, 2.6 mcg; and breast-feeding women, 2.8 mcg. For vitamin B12 deficiency: between 647-1032 mcg daily.
If you need all eight water soluble B-Vitamins we offer the B-Complex. This formula has all eight along with Vitamin C.
Vitamin A is needed for healthy eyes (helps with night blindness) and skin. The immune system benefits greatly and wards off intruders easier with the vitamin. The digestive system uses it to utilize protein and wouldn't be able to without it. It's considered the anti-aging vitamin and is well know for eliminating wrinkles. Vitamin A is an antioxidant (fights against free radicals) that protects cells. It's very important in the formation of bones and teeth along with protecting the lungs, kidneys and bladder from infection.
Vitamin D is a fat soluble Vitamin that also has hormone properties. The vitamin is essential for the absorption of two very important minerals, Calcium and Phosphorus. Children need the vitamin for healthy bone and teeth growth. The heart needs it to beat along with protecting against muscle weakness.
Vitamin E is essential to life but only 8% of men and 2.4% of women get enough on their daily diet. Vitamin E is an antioxidant (protects cells from oxidation) that has many health benefits. There are several types of Vitamin E, but few actually have any real benefit. Gamma-tocopherol is the most common supplement used but is basically useless. The body is unable to absorb this form because the liver selectively uses alpha-tocopherol.
Vitamin K is needed for the production of prothrombin, which is necessary for blood clotting. Your bones need it for proper growth and repair. Vitamin K along with Vitamin D help to absorb more calcium. The vitamin is needed in converting glucose into glycogen and storing it in the liver. Vitamin K1 comes from plants, Vitamin K2 is found in dairy and intestinal bacteria and K3 is a synthetic form.