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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Vitamin B- As Immunity booster

Vitamin B complex is widely recognised as being necessary for a strong immune system. It has been commonly recommended to help increase energy levels. The vitamin B complex is a collection of eight water-soluble vitamins and are needed in very small amounts for various metabolic processes and other functions. The Vitamin B Complex comprises of the essential B Vitamins – Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B9, Vitamin B12 plus the vitamins Biotin, Choline and Inositol. Vitamin B Complex is needed for the proper functioning of almost every process in the body.

B vitamins are essential for growth, development, and a variety of other bodily functions. They play a major role in the activities of enzymes, proteins that regulate chemical reactions in the body, which are important in turning food into energy and other needed substances. B vitamins are found in plant and animal food sources.

Immunity Boosting B Vitamins                            

Found in liver, whole grains, nuts, yeast and dairy products, B Vitamins are essential for maintaining good health. As highlighted by Holford & Meek, those who are extremely stressed or eat a high sugar diet are most likely to be deficient in this area, with the following immunity actions associated with B vitamins:
  • B12/B6 - necessary for babies to gain strong immune system           
  • B6 - helps body key create amino acid for immunity 
  • B6 - important for cleaning dead cells, getting rid of unwanted invaders 
  • B5 - immune stimulant, necessary for producing antibodies, helps killer cells 
As part of a healthy lifestyle, the B-group vitamins need to be consumed every day because the body cannot store most of them, with the exception of B12 and folate, which are stored in the liver.

Vitamin B foods list: 
  • Nuts –  vitamin B1
  • Oats –  vitamin B1
  • Rice –  vitamin B1 and B2
  • Yeast –  vitamin B1
  • Oranges –  vitamin B1
  • Meat products –  vitamin B1, B2, B6 and B12
  • Almonds –  vitamin B2
  • Whole Grains –  vitamin B2 and B6
  • Mushrooms –  vitamin B2
  • Soy Beans –  vitamin B2
  • Milk –  vitamin B2 and B12
  • Yogurt –  vitamin B2
  • Eggs –  vitamin B2, B6 and B12
  • Potatoes –  vitamin B6
  • Fish –  vitamin B6 and B12
  • Liver –  vitamin B6
  • Poultry –  vitamin B12
  • Cereals –  vitamin B12

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