Stress, Fatigue, Poor Diet, Nutritional Support, Toxic Lifestyle
B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins that are not stored well in the body. They must continuously be re-supplied either through diet or supplements. Microorganisms in the large intestine are also capable of supplying some of the B vitamins as long as healthy intestinal flora exists. B vitamins are grouped together and named B
complex vitamins because they have similar coenzyme functions and are usually found together in foods. Because a good amount of the typical American diet consists of heavily processed foods that are nutritionally depleted, many people are not getting the daily requirements of B vitamins. Refined flour products, sugar,
caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and stress can all deplete B vitamins from the body It is therefore fairly easy to develop a deficiency of either one or more of the B vitamins.
Deficiency symptoms include fatigue, irritability, nervousness, depression, insomnia
loss of appetite, sore or burning mouth or tongue, and cracks at the corners Of
the mouth. B vitamin deficiencies can also lower immune function and can cause
anemia, constipation, neuritis, skin problems, acne, hair loss, early graying of the
hair, increased serum cholesterol, and weakness of the legs.
Place 25 drops directly into mouth or mix in water
or juice once per day or as directed by your health care professional.
B vitamins function as coenzymes in the body and are catalysts for many biochemical reactions. They supply the body with energy by helping enzymes to convert
carbohydrates to glucose and they also assist in fat and protein metabolism.
B vitamins are indicated for both those who feel stressed out and those who feel weak and worn out. They are critical to the proper functioning of the nervous system and
are capable of relaxing stressed out individuals and energizing worn-out individuals,
They are indicated in chronic fatigue and burn out symptoms.
B vitamins are required to keep skin, hair, nails, and eyes healthy. They are also a
part of the mucosal lining of the mouth and help keep bowels functioning normally
by enhancing the muscle tone of the gastrointestinal tract.
B vitamins help in estrogen metabolism and the body relies on them when estrogen levels are increased. This is especially relevant for pregnant women, women who
are taking birth control pills, and postmenopausal women on estrogen treatment.
B vitamins can be helpful for women experiencing water retention, fatigue, mood swings, depression, and loss of sex drive.
B vitamins are also important for cardiovascular and heart health. Specifically B-6
(Pyroxidine), B-12 (cyanocobalamin) and folic acid are involved in reducing elevated homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is an amino acid normally found in the blood.
Elevated homocysteine levels can increase one's risk of cardiovascular disease.
B complex should be part of every cardiac patient's daily supplemental intake.
Those who might benefit from B vitamin supplementation include pregnant or breast-
feeding women, growing children, and anyone leading a toxic lifestyle (i.e. those who smoke, use alcohol, use drugs, and or have poor diets consisting of heavily processed foods and sugar). Also, individuals under high amounts of stress, those who have an illness or infection, those with cardiovascular issues, and those taking prescription medications may require additional B vitamins. The elderly are also often deficient in B vitamins due to poor diets and impaired nutritional absorption in the gut. Common symptoms of B vitamin deficiencies in the elderly are fatigue,
depression, and cognitive impairment.