Taking Vitamin B Supplements
Unlike many of the other Vitamin supplements that we discuss that are one single vitamin, taking Vitamin B supplements is best configured in a group dosage, known as a Vitamin B Complex Supplement. This is because there are actually 12 different types of Vitamin B that are very important to sustaining good heath.
This chorus of 12 B vitamins supports and increases our bodies’ metabolic rate, which means we convert the food we eat into energy much easier, instead of that food being converted into stores of fat. Also, Vitamin B supplements maintain healthy skin and muscle tone, enhance immunity, prevent anemia, and stave off certain forms of dementia.
In the world of Red Bull and Rock Star, Amp and 5hr Energy, we have been inundated with claims that exorbitant amounts of Vitamin B will help us “sail through our day” on just three hours of sleep. Although, this may be partially true, much of the excess amount are simply urinated out of our body and not absorbed.
Furthermore, unless the b vitamins are derived from a whole food source, the body will also not recognize it as well, and consequently, not absorb as much. In other words, if you really want your Vitamin B complex to best serve you and your health, be sure you are taking vitamin B supplements derived from whole food sources, and don’t fall for the hype.
We recognize many of the compounds within the B vitamin family under their alternate names, such as Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), Folic Acid (B9).
An excellent whole food source of Vitamin B Supplements is Brewer’s Yeast, for it contains B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B9. Although it can be used to brew beer (and it is), a supplement form of Brewer’s Yeast is the best natural source of all B vitamins in natural balance, which is vitally important as any slight imbalance between certain B vitamins can cause high-risk health conditions.