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.Watch Video
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.
A number of reviews for various B complex vitamin products
are available at NutritionalTree.com.