Vitamins are chemical compounds that the body cannot make on its own and must therefore be supplied. In addition to fats, carbohydrates, proteins (amino acids), minerals and trace elements, we must get these in our diet or with supplements.
Vitamin B complex contains a number of vitamins that exist as a family. They should not be taken individually. In this modern era, millions of people suffer from vitamin B deficiency for various reasons, the main ones being: stress, processed foods in the diet, toxins, refined sugar, drugs, cooking, malnutrition.
Vitamin B deficiency leads to anemia and neurological disorders; Deficiency in children can cause serious damage, much of which is reversible.
A normal level of vitamin B in serum does not guarantee adequacy, methylmalonic acid concentrations (both serum and urine) are a much more reliable metabolic measure of vitamin B metabolism. People who follow a purely vegetarian (vegan) diet are at high risk (> 50%) of metabolic vitamin B deficiency.
Vitamin B is found in all animal products (liver, muscle meat, eggs and dairy are sources, in order from richest to poorest sources).
Plant foods contain little or no active vitamin B; products grown in soil fertilized with cow dung may contain more B than commercially grown products. Other good vitamin B sources are: baked potato, banana, spinach, soybeans, wheat germ, melon, tuna in water, navy beans, bok choy, avocado, sunflower seeds, chicken fillet, turnip greens etc.
Probiotic supplements are not a sufficient source of B vitamins; some products work better than others. A vitamin B deficiency can increase the risk of heart disease. They help to control the substance homocysteine by breaking it down. If the homocysteine level gets too high, your blood can clot more easily, increasing the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
There are many ways to get enough B vitamins: eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, choose dark green leaf varieties, not light greens, eat whole grains like brown rice, whole wheat pasta, whole grains, oatmeal and barley instead of the ones with refined white eat beans (or split peas) flour every day.