What is B vitamin?

B vitamin is an important building block in the development of a healthy mind and body. Collectively, B vitamins are also known as vitamin B-complex, and consists of eight individual B vitamins that are necessary for preserving your health and general well-being.

Where can you find B vitamins?

Unlike most other vitamins, B vitamins can neither be produced in, or stored by your body, and therefore can only be absorbed through the consumption of a few natural food products. These products include cereals, meats, green vegetables and dairy products. Alternatively, we recommend taking a Berocca a day to ensure that your body is provided with adequate amounts of each vitamin B in order to support the physical and mental requirements of your lifestyle.

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Vitamin B benefits

Supplementing your body with adequate amounts of each individual B vitamin daily will help you to preserve your health and general well-being. These vitamins are also able to support a sustained release of energy throughout the day, which will help you to tackle whatever challenges that may life may throw at you daily with ease. B vitamins are also able to support healthy immune function, as well as other important processes in your body. Read on to find out more about the health benefits of each individual B vitamin.

Vitamin B1/thiamine:

Recommended daily intake for adults: 1.1 mg

Healthy sources of vitamin B1:

- Whole grains

- Milk

- Eggs

Benefits of consuming foods which contain vitamin B1:

- Contributes to the healthy function of your nervous system.

Vitamin B2 / riboflavin:

Recommended daily intake for adults: 1.4 mg

Healthy sources of vitamin B2:

- Cereals

- Green vegetables

- Eggs

Benefits of consuming foods which contain vitamin B2:

- Contributes to a positive metabolism of iron in the body.

- Plays an important role in the production of red blood cells in the body.

- Helps in reducing fatigue.

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Vitamin B3/PP/niacin

Recommended daily intake for adults: 16 mg

Healthy sources of vitamin B3:

- Chicken

- Fish

- Whole grains

Benefits of consuming foods which contain vitamin B3:

- Contributes to the healthy function of your nervous system.

- Niacin, in particular, is able to alleviate fatigue and provide your body with an energy boost.

Recommended daily intake for adults: 6 mg

Vitamin B5/pantothenic acid:

Recommended daily intake for adults: 6 mg

Healthy sources of vitamin B5:

- Meat

- Fish

- Dairy products

Benefits of consuming foods which contain vitamin B5:

- Aids in the supply of oxygen to your cells

- Plays an important role in ensuring that you stay focused throughout the day.

- Helps your body to synthesise neurotransmitters and cholesterol required for your body to produce vitamin D.

- Plays an important role in reducing fatigue.

Quote – B vitamins are among the important building blocks of a healthy body and mind.

Vitamin B6/pyridoxine

Recommended daily intake for adults: 1.4 mg

Healthy sources of vitamin B6:

- Fish

- Watermelon

- Spinach

Benefits of consuming foods which contain vitamin B6:

- Plays an important role in the production of new red blood cells.

- Aids in the process of energy metabolism

- Plays an important role in reducing fatigue.

- Contributes to normal psychological functioning.

Vitamin B8/biotin

Recommended daily intake for adults: 50 μg

Healthy sources of vitamin B6:

Liver

Carrots

Tomatoes

Benefits of consuming foods which contain vitamin B8:

- Plays an important role in activating the positive functions of all other B vitamins

Vitamin B9/folic acid

Recommended daily intake for adults: 200 μg

Healthy sources of vitamin B9:

Beans

Citrus fruits

Whole grains

Benefits of consuming foods which contain vitamin B9:

- Plays an important role in the prevention of fatigue.

- Contributes to the production of new red blood cells.

Vitamin B12/cobalamin

Recommended daily intake for adults: 2.5 μg

Healthy sources of vitamin B12:

Fish

Meat

Eggs

Benefits of consuming foods which contain vitamin B12:

- Contributes to the healthy function of your nervous system.

- Helps to reduce fatigue.

- Contributes to the maturation of red blood cells in your bone marrow.

Source :
European Union Directive “COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2008/100/EC of 28 October 2008 amending Council Directive 90/496/EEC on nutrition labelling for foodstuffs as regards recommended daily allowances, energy conversion factors and definitions”:
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2008:285:0009:0012:EN:PDF

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ASC Code Reference: B125P022321BS