Seldom do you find articles or even research finding being published about the vitamin Bs.
It seems like a world that time has left behind.
Researchers and the public seem to be more excited about other vitamins and supplements.
Things may change for the better for vitamin B as the environment becomes more toxic and nutrients in food become depleted.
There are still some researchers who are investigating this group of vitamins.
Let’s review the fundamentals of vitamin B.
Symptoms of Vitamin B Deficiency
If you have any of these symptoms, it means you could have a deficiency of one of more of the B vitamins:
- Poor sleep quality
- Confusion and forgetfulness
- Mood swings and irritability
- Gut problems
- Joint or muscle discomfort
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of muscle mass
- Numbness of tingling in fingers and toes
- Frequent bruising
- Dry, cracking skin
The vitamin B group is made up of 8 vitamins and because they work in synergy, a deficiency in even one will cause problems in your body.
Vitamin B Deficiency Causes
What may make you deficient in vitamin Bs.
Although the B vitamins can be found in fresh food like meat, dairy, fish and whole grains, their quality may decline because of their storage conditions - heat, light, air and time.
You could be at risk of low levels of vitamin Bs if you fall in any of these groups:
- gastrointestinal problems
- regular alcohol consumption
- vegetarian or vegan
- drinking more than 4 cups of coffee daily
- consuming high carb diets
- avoiding dairy and whole grains
- older person
- taking antacids and acid-pump inhibitors
Organs & Functions Vitamin B impacts
What does these vitamin Bs do to your body
- Brain and nervous system function
- Growth and development
- Immune function
- Energy production
- Cell metabolism
- Organ tissue health
- Muscle, skin and eye health
- Appetite and digestion
- Reproductive health
- Healthy red blood cells
- Protects against gene mutations