In my last post, we talked a little bit about the family of Vitamin B. We got into B-1, B-2, B-3 and B-5. Today we’ll
talk about vitamin’s B-6 and B-12.
Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) aids your body in producing serotonin, norepineprhine and dopamine. These have everything
to do with depression and will help regulate your mood.
Women will enjoy this benefit as it will help eliminate premenstrual-syndrome symptoms. Be careful not to take too
much B-6, it can off-set the balance of other B vitamins.
Vitamin B-6 will also play a role in the prevention of Depression and will strengthen the nervous system. Meat eaters
and vegetarians can both enjoy plenty of B-6 in their diets. Great sources would include lean meat, poultry, beans,
bananas, fortified cereals, nuts and also some fruits and vegetables.
Finally that leaves us with Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin). This vitamin also helps by maintaining a healthy nervous system
and can be found in foods like meat, fish, eggs, poultry and also milk and dairy products, but it is not found too much
in vegetables, so if you are a vegetarian, you will have to rely on B-12 supplements.
B-12 is important to red blood cell formation, lacking this will lead to reduced oxygen levels in your blood. This can
and will bring on mood swings, confusion, irritability, paranoia, hallucinations, dementia, numbness or tingling of the
extremities, heart palpitations, diarrhea, dizziness, weakness, appetite problems and shortness of breath.
Now think that all this started with a shortage of Vitamin B-12, and the really strange thing is that your liver can
store and save B-12 for anywhere from 3 to 5 years. Lets just say that if you have a B-12 deficiency, you can add
serious dietary habits to the long list of issues associated with the deficiencies of Vitamin B-12.
That is a fairly detailed list of 6 vitamins in the B family, through my research I discovered there are 8 in the “B”
family. The other 2 are hiding and I will find them and bring them to you soon, my next blogpost. Meanwhile, get plenty
of Vitamin B in your body, because now you know the truth.
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