What B Vitamins Do For You.
B vitamins have many vital functions for you, your body, and your health. On average, I like to discuss the job B vitamins have regarding your metabolism, energy, and brain.
Think of B vitamins as a team of helpers for you in life. Each team member has a unique function that is vital to good health. The one thing each member has in common is their desire for you to have the energy you need to perform at your best.
Metabolism is the process of chemical changes to make energy cells needed to grow, reproduce, repair, and stay healthy. Energy is required for your metabolism to function properly to break down food for energy. The metabolic process also helps get rid of toxins.
B VITAMINS WON ME OVER when I first got into the holistic health field. I worked in a hectic health food store in New Jersey and loved the work; I felt tired after a shift. I worked in a hectic health food store in New Jersey and loved the work; I felt tired after a shift.
My co-worker noticed my energy was low, and she tossed a B vitamin complex to me one evening and suggested I try it in the morning and mid-afternoon. I did, and this simple B vitamin pill did so much for me that I could work an 8-hour shift without feeling tired or brain foggy and go out with my friends at night and still be perky Alane.
What are the Benefits of Taking Vitamin B?
B vitamins are highly beneficial to your heart health, brain, metabolism, and body. The main benefit of B vitamins is that they all work together to help your body use food for energy.
B vitamins help your heart health because B12 and folate lower Homocysteine. Homocysteine is an amino acid produced when proteins are broken down. A high homocysteine level can contribute to arterial damage and blood clots, which cause strokes. And another way B vitamins help your heart is by helping to lower your bad cholesterol (LDL) and increasing your good cholesterol (HDL).
I know an older man that had three minor strokes in his life. When I ran bloodwork on him, his Homocysteine was a 30. A 30 is too high, and his b vitamins of b12 and folate vitamins were low. These strokes might not have happened if he knew of vitamin B’s many heart-healthy benefits.
There are many people with neuropathy these days due to metabolic imbalances. Did you know vitamin B1 can help reduce neuropathy pain in your feet and body?
Do you ever take a B vitamin and pee yellow? Another benefit of vitamin B is that they are water-soluble, not fat-soluble. Being water-soluble means your body will use them right away for energy. What our body does not need, it will eliminate through the urine.
Is it Better to Take B12 or B Complex?
When I run comprehensive vitamin testing on my clients, many confuse B12 and B complex. They say yes, they take B vitamins, which are a little chewable pink pill. Well, those are B12; they do not include ALL the Bs, just one. In total, it is better to take both a b12 in the form on hydroxocobalamin and a B complex every day.
I like to run comprehensive, intracellular blood testing on clients. Everyone has different vitamin and metabolic needs. Hence, they know if they need B12, other individual B vitamins, or a simple B complex.
A B Complex is a group of B vitamins that work as a team, ensuring your cells function correctly. They also convert food into energy, create new red blood cells, and help you to have healthy skin, brain cells, and other healthy tissues.
A B Complex contains eight types of B vitamins, each with its own function. Together they are called a B Complex.
As a whole, it is best to find out exactly what your body needs regarding individual B vitamins, like B12, and whether a B complex is suitable for you.
Is is OK to Take B Vitamins Every Day?
As a general rule, it is unlikely that you will take too many B vitamins by taking them everyday. This is because they are water soluble. What your body does not need, you will urinate out of your body. However, my suggestion is always, test don’t guess.
There are certain factors that will suggest that you will benefit from taking B vtamins everyday. These are age, pregnancy, your daily diet, medical conditions, genetics, cardio health, and alcohol use.
In the above situations, taking B vitamins every day should help.
For me, I take 2000mcg of hydroxy B12 in the morning and a non methylating B complex.
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Hey! I’m Alane Wincek. I grew up on sugar and plenty of junk food and had no clue how my diet effected my health.
I changed my life and have worked as a holistic nutritionist and naturopath, for over the last 30 years. I help people get healthy, fit and lean, find hormone happiness and recover from all sorts health challenges.
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