B-1 Thiamine, B-2 Riboflavin
Thiamin (vitamin B1) and riboflavin (vitamin B2) are essential water-soluble vitamins that play a critical role in cellular growth, development, and function, by helping with energy production. Riboflavin is naturally present in some foods and added to others. In addition to fortified cereals and breads, eggs, lean meats, and green vegetables including asparagus, broccoli, and spinach, are good sources of riboflavin.
B-3 Niacin, B-4 Adenine
Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, is an essential water-soluble vitamin that plays a critical role in the development and function of cells in your body, by helping with energy production.
Niacin is found naturally in many foods and also added to some foods. Poultry, beef, pork, and fish are good sources of niacin, as are legumes and grains and fortified breads and cereals.
Adenine, also known as vitamin B4, is an essential water-soluble vitamin. Adenine functions closely with Vitamin B2 and B3 to generate energy.
Adenine is a component of DNA, RNA, ATP and the 3 Co-enzymes NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) B4 help with protein synthesis and to generate energy.
B-5 Pantothenic Acid, B-6 Pyridoxine
Vitamin B5, also known as Pantothenic Acid, is an essential
water-soluble vitamin that helps make and break down fats, and supports energy.
Pantothenic acid is naturally present in most foods. The best sources include beef, chicken, tuna, eggs, milk, vegetables such as mushrooms, avocados, potatoes, and broccoli, whole grains, and nuts.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is an essential water-soluble vitamin that is important for brain function and is involved in numerous enzyme reactions, including reactions required to turn food into energy.
Chicken, turkey, tuna, salmon, and organ meats are rich in vitamin B6. Starchy vegetables, including potatoes and squash, are also major sources of vitamin B6.
More on B’s
Supports Daily Energy
Your body relies on essential B vitamins to turn what you eat into cellular energy. B-Complex is packed with these essential nutrients, helping your body turn the carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in your diet into energy it can use.
Helps Power the Brain and Support the Heart
Folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 support key brain functions, and several B vitamins support a healthy heart.
Helps Reduce the Risk of Baby’s Birth Defects in Pregnant Women
Folic acid is known to help reduce the risk of birth defects. It is particularly important to get enough folate during pregnancy. Folate deficiency during pregnancy can lead to neural tube irregularities, such as spina bifida and anencephaly. Because of its importance for health, the Food and Drug Administration require manufacturers to add folic acid to enriched bread, pasta, rice, cereals, and other grain products in the United States. Since they introduced this, the number of babies born with neural tube irregularities has decreased.
Helps Support Women’s Health Needs
Vitamin B6 can help provide support for normal mood-related symptoms during monthly menstrual cycles.