If there was only ONE vitamin people EVER took, it should be a very good B complex! They are the cornerstones of a healthy body, and play roles in everything from energy levels, brain function to metabolism.
So, what do B vitamins do? B vitamins play an important role in the function of the nervous system, carbohydrate metabolism, neurotransmitter and energy production, immune system function, red blood cell formation, and tissue building as well as many other functions. Because they play so many roles in your body, I can’t overemphasise the importance of healthy levels of all of the B vitamins to your overall health.
A concern for many people is ensuring they are getting enough vitamins and minerals to aid in the healthy functioning of their bodies.
Eating a healthy and balanced diet can assist greatly to make sure you are getting all the vitamins your body needs to function; however, often times dietary restrictions, or specialised diets, medical conditions, genetics, medications and alcohol use may increase the body’s demand for B vitamins.
B vitamins should be plentiful in our diet, however poor soil quality combined with not getting enough variety from different foods, buying the same foods week to week, you might be missing out on certain nutrients.
High levels of stress deplete B vitamins and increases the need for them. They are essential for energy production and really important for making neurotransmitters, helping to reduce stress and boost mood.
You may benefit from a vitamin B supplement during times of stress, if your energy is low, or at times when your dietary intake isn’t quite up to par. It is important to select a high-quality B vitamin supplement. Some of the cheapest brands will use inactive forms of vitamins that the body cannot readily use.
At Synergy we stock the highest quality and forms of B vitamins and minerals, come in and chat with our professional team and we can help you select the right form for your needs. Taking B vitamins is a great insurance policy for your daily health!