B vitamins work together and are commonly called B-Complex. The symptoms of deficiency include inflamed skin, digestive problems, and mental impairment.
B vitamins are essential for converting the food you eat into usable energy. Deficiencies used to be rare, seen mostly in vegetarians who don’t enough of the foods containing B vitamins, and alcoholics who have depleted their vitamin B reserves. Now, as more people are converting to vegetarian diets, deficiency is increasing.
The combination of iron, b vitamins, and zinc is a powerful stress fighter. Folic acid, or B9 with B12 have recently been tied to preventing and even possibly reversing macular degeneration and Alzheimer’s.
B vitamins are water soluble, so your body discards what it doesn’t need.
B complex is sort of, well… complex. You’ll find the details of each B Vitamin in the Vitamin listings-
Please note that information provided here is not to replace your Doctor’s advice. It is meant as education. Do not stop taking any prescribed medications without consulting your doctor. Many medications must be weaned. Please use common sense.