There are many different vitamins in your body, but not many that are more important than the B vitamins. B vitamins are water soluble vitamins which mean that they are secreted in the urine and can be quickly depleted from the body. When we bring more water soluble vitamins into the body then what we need, small amounts are stored in the body, usually in the liver, but most leaves the body. That is why it is so easy to become deficient with water soluble vitamins, especially with B vitamins. Therefore, we need to supplement the B vitamins in our body with large daily amounts, either from food or dietary supplements. This replenishes the B vitamins that we lose when we urinate.
B vitamins act as coenzymes which are compounds that come together with the protein called an apoenzyme which then forms an active enzyme. This acts as a catalyst which to produce energy which we can get from the basic food elements in the body. The B vitamins are a group of eight vitamins which include thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, pyridoxine, cyanocabalamin, pantothenic acid and biotin. Together they are essential for the metabolic processes and basically for our life. They breakdown carbs and turn it into glucose which gives us the energy that we need. They also break down fats and proteins which aid the nervous system, muscle tone, and are the reason we have such healthy skin, hair, and eyes.
Most people do not get enough of the B12 through their daily food intake which is why it is so important to take a daily sublingual B12 supplement, either through a multivitamin or a B vitamin supplement. With the B vitamins doing so much work for our body it is crucial that you get enough of them. Deficiency in B vitamins can lead to moodiness, being depressed, and can make you feel lethargic and lack the energy you need just to get through your day. With B vitamins so easy to supplement it only makes sense to do so on a daily basis.
Sam Cowen owns the discount supplement store Me Vitamins