B vitamins are known to increase your energy support, but their benefits don’t stop there. We’re sharing seven lesser-known reasons to add vitamin B to your daily diet.

What is Vitamin B Complex?

Vitamin B complex is essentially a well-rounded mix of B vitamins. Vitamin B complex typically contains eight B vitamins, including B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folic acid) and B12 (cobalamin). Vitamin B complex is commonly found in dark leafy greens, legumes, whole grains, dairy, and meat. 

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What Are the Benefits of B Vitamins?

B vitamins play an important role in your overall health and well-being by supporting your energy levels, aiding healthy brain function, and promoting cellular metabolism. Here’s a quick overview of some other primary health benefits of B vitamins:

1. Vitamin B1 helps support your metabolism.

Vitamin B1 (or thiamine) is found in whole grains, beans, nuts, and meat, and it’s essential to maintaining a healthy metabolism. Taking thiamine is a good way to support cell glucose metabolism and healthy nervous system function while providing strong nerve support.

2. Vitamin B2 helps maintain skin.

While all B vitamins help support your skin, riboflavin (or vitamin B2) is shown to support normal skin and mucous membranes. It’s also beneficial for promoting normal cell function, as well as helping to maintain skin.

3. Vitamin B3 supports cardiovascular health.

Also known as niacin, vitamin B3 is necessary for metabolizing carbohydrates and protein into energy. Niacin also supports cardiovascular and nervous system health.

4. Vitamin B5 helps support your hormones.

Vitamin B5, or pantothenic acid, is found in veggies like cabbage, broccoli, and kale as well as avocados. Not only is pantothenic acid necessary for health, but it’s also shown to help our bodies produce and maintain proper hormone levels. Pantothenic acid supports the production of energy, the synthesis of adrenal hormones, and carbohydrate/protein metabolism.

5. Vitamin B6 supports cardiovascular health.

Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine, is associated with immune support. This B vitamin also helps convert carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy. As part of a well-balanced diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, Folic Acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 may reduce the risk of vascular disease. FDA evaluated the above claim and found that, while it is known that diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol reduce the risk of heart disease and other vascular diseases, the evidence in support of the above claim is inconclusive. 

6. Vitamin B9 is critical for pregnant women and their babies.

Vitamin B9, commonly known as folic acid or folate, is closely linked to fetal growth and development, and babies born to mothers who are deficient in folic acid during pregnancy are more likely to suffer birth defects. Women who consume healthful diets with adequate folate may reduce their risk of having a child with birth defects of the brain or spinal cord. Folate intake should not exceed 250% of the DV (1,000 mcg). Fortunately, many fortified foods contain folic acid to help prevent deficiencies, but expectant mothers are wise to ensure they’re getting enough by taking a prenatal vitamin. 

7. Vitamin B12 supports stamina.

Vitamin B12 isn’t naturally found in plant-based foods, which makes this B vitamin one for vegetarians and vegans to watch. Vitamin B is particularly essential for maintaining healthy blood and nerve function, and it also helps convert carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy. B12 is essential for the production of red blood cells, which help to deliver oxygen to the body and is vital for vegan diets.

Our B12 gummies and vitamin B12 1000 mcg both help convert carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy and ensure you’re getting an adequate amount of this essential nutrient.


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How to Get Enough Vitamin B

Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is the best way to get enough vitamin B, but taking a vitamin B supplement is a great option to help cover any gaps in your nutrition. This is especially true for those who are more susceptible to vitamin B shortfalls, such as the elderly and those who follow strict vegan or vegetarian diets. At Country Life Vitamins, we carry a variety of coenzyme vitamin options — from b100 vitamin tablets to flavored Coenzyme B-Complex powders — to help you get what you need each day.

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