Hands down, B-complex is the one supplement that has helped me the most over the years. Coined “the happy vitamin,” B-complex helps alleviate the most common health challenges and complaints that I hear from women: fatigue, stress, irritability, anxiety, depression,
hormonal imbalance, weight gain and memory loss, to name a few. Once you experience the difference in how you feel when taking B-complex vitamins, you won’t want to be without them.
There are eight B vitamins and it is very important to get them all in one complex, in balance.
- B1 thiamin
- B2 riboflavin
- B3 niacin
- B5 pantothenic acid
- B6 pyridoxine
- B7 biotin
- B9 folic acid
- B12 cobalamin
These B vitamins all work together as a team. Some of them help cells burn fats and glucose for energy, while others help with the production of serotonin. Stress, sugar, coffee, alcohol and some medications are a few culprits that can rob B vitamins from our bodies. Since the B vitamins are water-soluble and are easily depleted, it is important to supplement.
It’s especially difficult to get enough B12 with a vegan or vegetarian diet. As a vegan, I get some B vitamins from dark, leafy greens, whole grains, and legumes. There are B vitamins in eggs, tuna, and dairy products, as well.
Due to the fact that they are water-soluble, depleted easily, and most of us don’t eat “the perfect diet” every day, I think it’s important to supplement your diet every day. Try B-complex for a while and then comment below to share with me what a difference it has made for you!