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Vitamin B

Vitamin B is specifically needed for blood supply and some other functions. There are about 8 various types of the Vitamin B complex. Each of these types has their own functions in the body. 

B1, known as Thiamin. This keeps the cells and nerves function correctly. It also plays a vital role for memory and mental health. This is also needed for conversion of food to energy.

B2, Riboflavin. This vitamin is responsible for releasing the energy that is converted from the food that you have consumed. This also helps in properly developing the red blood cells.

B3, Niacin. There are about 50 processes in the body that this vitamin is involved. These processes range from making hormones to releasing energy from the food that you eat as well as detoxifying your body from destructive chemicals.  

B5, Pantothenic Acid. It plays a vital role in breaking down fats, carbohydrates, proteins and converting them into energy. This is also the vitamin needed to form Vitamin D, red blood cells and as well as various hormones.

B6, Pyridoxine. This is largely responsible for the redistribution of amino acids that creates thousands of proteins needed by your body. It is also needed for the creation of different enzymes.

B7, Biotin. This also involves in fat, carbohydrate, and protein breakdown so that they can become energy forms for the body.

B9, Folic acid. This vitamin is very essential for cell growth and division most especially during pregnancy. It also plays an important role in making the body’s natural chemicals that controls the mood, appetite and sleep quality. This vitamin is also very necessary in lowering the probability of having a stroke or heart attack by keeping your arteries strong and open.

B12, Cobalamin. This has a significant role in converting the food that you eat into energy that is needed to your body. It is also responsible for the formation of the protective covering in your nerves and cells which helps in preventing any heart diseases.

 Other related B complex vitamins are as follows:  choline, inositol and para-aminobenzoic acid.