Beneficial Effects of B-complex Vitamins
The B complex is like a large family in which each vitamin is a distinctive member. Because B vitamins act together and complete each other, it is preferable to take them in compound form and not to take separately. It is important to understand that each of the vitamins from the B complex needs the others to be effective. In fact, the B-complex acts as a single vitamin, but with a multi-vitamin effect. Furthermore, the B complex is so important for health that it could be compared to the central part of a daisy, the other vitamins coming as the additions that surround it.
The group of vitamins from the B complex is essential for:
- the health of the nervous system
- the proper use of components the components of the diet
- the maintenance of physical and mental energy
- the maintenance of good oxygenation of the cells
- limiting the clogging of the arteries
- the health of the immune system
- the health of the stomach and of the intestines
A deficiency in vitamins from the B complex causes:
- various disorders of the nervous system, such as nervous exhaustion, nervousness, insomnia, anxiety, depression and a lack of concentration
- anaemia, general fatigue, physical and mental exhaustion
- liver diseases, high cholesterol level, high levels of homocysteine
- an acceleration of the hardening and clogging of the arteries
- stomach, assimilation and digestion problems
- problems of oxygenation for the whole system
- disruption of almost every function of the system
Taking a good supplement of B vitamins is recommended as a preventive measure. You will also profit from taking a supplement of B vitamins if you are suffering from one of the following health problems:
anaemia, anxiety, lack of appetite, asthma, diabetes, eczema, hair loss, high blood pressure, hyperactivity, insomnia, decreased libido, menopausal disorders, difficult menses, migraine, nails, nervousness, premenstrual syndrome, sexual impotence, stress.
Foods that are a good source of B-complex:
whole grain flour, whole grain cereals, beef liver, fresh fruits, green vegetables, eggs, asparagus, avocado, lettuce, celery, carrots, broccoli, string beans, pineapples, oranges, grapefruit, bananas, melons, tomatoes, radishes, sweet peppers, cabbage, plums, pears, lemons, apples, sweet potatoes, potatoes, parsley and spinach.