B vitamin


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B vitamin

n.
A member of the vitamin B complex group of vitamins.
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Occurring naturally in numerous plant and animal sources, B vitamins are essential to nearly every body function, including converting food into energy, maintaining red blood cells and creating genetic material.
B vitamins aren't stored in the body, as with fat-soluble vitamins and minerals.
Vitamin C remains popular, even though, surprisingly, B vitamins now outsell all other vitamin supplements.
Extra B vitamins will help provide you with extra energy.
We now know that folate together with B6 and B12 lowers homocysteine levels better than any one B vitamin by itself," says Katherine Tucker, Ph.
EN's Guide to B Vitamin Basics B Vitamin Functions Daily Needs Thiamin Helps convert sugars to energy; Men: 1.
In the study, more than 5,000 women over the age of 42 took supplemental B vitamins (2,500 micrograms of folio acid, 50 milligrams of vitamin B6 and 1 milligram of vitamin B12) in hopes of reducing cancer risk.
This isn't the first study to find a link between B vitamins and cancer in postmenopausal women.