There are multiple B Vitamins, and these have many functions in the body. They are extremely important in supporting our bodies day to day functions and contribute to many things such as:
- Energy levels
- Skin Health
- Eye Health
- Production of Red Blood Cells
- Maintaining a Healthy Nervous System
- Heart Health
Vitamin B can be easily sourced from various foods including:
- Whole grains
Sometimes people can become deficient in different types of Vitamin B, because this group of Vitamins are water soluble, which means they are not stored in the body and must be sourced from our diet. Those who eat a low calorie or vegan diet are often more at risk of having lower levels of B Vitamins.
The only way to know if you are Vitamin B deficit is to get a blood test from your doctor, however, there are some telltale signs of Vitamin B deficiency. Deficiency can lead to anemia which, in turn, can bring on some of the common symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency.
Tiredness and lack of energy are common signs of deficiency but some lesser common signs to look out for include:
Soreness around the mouth, including mouth ulcers, low mood and confusion.
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Where it is not possible to obtain your full Vitamin B intake from food sources B-Complex can be a helpful alternative, we have a fantastic one which can be found HERE.
It is also important to remember that B Vitamins are not stored in the body and while taking these supplements they should be generally taken daily.