Vitamin B Complex Benefits and Information

Vitamin B-Complex refers to the entire group of water-soluble vitamins with the exception of Vitamin C. Vitamin-B Complex vitamins include:NEW - Watch Dr Kevin Passero, N.D. discuss why you should be supplementing with B12. This three minute video also discusses how to choose the best B12 supplement.

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While many people think that vitamins are similar in structure and perform a similar function, the truth is that each vitamin B-complex vitamin has a unique chemical structure and serves a unique function within the body. While vitamins B1, B2, B3 and biotin serve to produce energy, vitamin B6 is essential for proper metabolism, and Vitamin B12 and folic acid play a lesser role in cell division. However, these vitamins also serve many other important functions.

The majority of multivitamin and mineral supplements contain B-complex vitamins as well as other essential vitamins and minerals. Since multivitamin/mineral supplements are more complete than B-complex vitamins by themselves, multivitamin-mineral supplements are usually recommended to prevent deficiencies over individual vitamin supplements.

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