Vitamin B complex prevents infections and supports:
- Cell health
- Growth of red blood cells
- Energy levels
- Healthy brain function
- Good eyesight
- Healthy appetite
- Hormones and cholesterol production
- Proper nerve function
- Muscle tone
- Cardiovascular health
For pregnant or breastfeeding women, vitamin B aids in fetal brain development and reduces the risk of congenital disabilities.
Important vitamin B examples:
Vitamin B9, or folic acid, is naturally found in many foods, or it can be added to foods and sold as a supplement. The supplement form is better absorbed than the folic acid or vitamin B9 from food sources.
Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine is also water-soluble and found in many foods naturally. It can be added to foods and comes in supplement form.
Vitamin 12 or cobalamin is found in animal foods, and DNA and red blood cells are directly supported by vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is a critical player in the function and development of nerve and brain cells. Vegans and vegetarians, plus those with weight loss surgery, intestinal surgery, Crohn’s, or celiac disease, are often deficient in vitamin B12. In severe vitamin B12 deficiency cases, doctors may prescribe B12 intramuscular injections.
Vitamin B12 and B complex pills take quite a bit of time to absorb into your system. If you are low on B complex or just vitamin B12, intramuscular B vitamin injections directly enter the bloodstream. Direct intramuscular injections increase your energy in a matter of hours instead of days or weeks.