B vitamins are classified as water-soluble, meaning the body does not store them. Therefore, they must be supplied by food and supplements. There are eight unique types of B-vitamins, but for this product we will only be discussing the roles of: B1, B2, B3, B5, B12, and the synthetic form of vitamin B9 called folic acid. Thiamine or B1’s role in the body is in metabolism, it helps convert nutrients into energy. B2 or Riboflavin helps convert food into energy as well, but it also acts as a disease fighting antioxidant. Niacin (B3) plays a role in cellular signaling, DNA production, repair, and like the other members of its family, helps in metabolism. B5 with the longest name in the family, pantothenic acid, helps in converting food into energy. It is also involved in important hormone and cholesterol production. Finally, the most well-known of the family, B12 has been shown to play a vital role in neurological functions, DNA production and red blood cell creation. https://medlineplus.gov/bvitamins.html
B-complex supplements may have beneficial effects on reducing stress, improving cognitive performance, and boosting mood. One 33-day study of 215 healthy men found that B-complex mineral supplements improved their mental health and stress and performed better on cognitive tests. Another study demonstrated that young and healthy adults who supplemented for 90 days with B-complex vitamins had reduced stress and mental fatigue https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2885294/
Studies have shown that B-vitamin supplementation may help improve symptoms of depression or anxiety. A controlled scientific study of 60 adults with depression showed that vitamin B-complex supplementation showed significant and continuous improvements in depressive and anxiety symptoms, compared to a placebo group. Another study examining the effects of B-vitamins on depression found that supplements enhanced and sustained antidepressant response over a one-year period, compared to a placebo. Research has shown that low level of certain B vitamins such as B12 and folic acid, may be associated to an increased risk of depression. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3658370/, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25257064, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3010969/
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