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The extraordinary B vitamins

Although they have had much less hype than other vitamins, the B-complex vitamins are certainly just as important to your health. They all help a variety of enzymes do their jobs, ranging from releasing energy from the foods we eat to breaking down amino acids and transporting oxygen- and energy-containing nutrients around the body. It is, therefore, not surprising that an inadequate intake of certain B vitamins can lead to poor health.

What are B-complex vitamins?

The B vitamins were once thought to be a single vitamin, referred to as vitamin B. However, later research showed that vitamin B is actually eight different water-soluble vitamins that are collectively termed ‘vitamin B complex’. The individual members were identified as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin

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