Is made up of a number of individual B vitamins. These are vitamins which are very important in cell metabolism. These vitamins are water-soluble, and have names that resemble each other. Here is a list of all the constituent B vitamins, and what their importance is in the human body.
This is also called Thiamine; it is very important when it comes to the production of energy from carbohydrates. The production of DNA and RNA depends a lot on Thiamine, and it is also used in the functioning of nerves.
This is also called Riboflavin; it plays an important role in transportation of nerve information. They play a great role in the transportation of electrons. It is also important in the breakdown of fatty acids.
This is also called Niacin; Made of two important co-enzymes, Nicotinic Acid and Nicotinamide, it is very important for reactions that transfer energy such as the metabolism of glucose, alcohol and fat. In metabolic reactions, Nicotinic acid carries hydrogen molecules, even from the Citric Acid Cycle; Nicotinamide is used in the synthesis of lipids and nucleic acids.
This one is called Pantothenic Acid; useful in Carbohydrate and Fatty Acid oxidation. Another important coenzyme, used in the synthesis of cholesterol, ketones, fatty acids, amino acids, steroids, neurotransmitters, antibodies, and phospholipids.
This one has several names; Pyridoxine, Pyridoxal, or Pyridoxamine. This is very important as a cofactor in several enzyme processes, especially in amino acid metabolism and synthesis of neurotransmitters, thanks to the active form called Pyridoxal 5’-phosphate (PLP).
This is also named Biotin; it plays an important role in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. It acts as a co-enzyme and is involved in synthesizing fatty acids from acetates; in gluconeogenesis; in metabolism of energy, cholesterol and amino acids; and the metabolism of leucine.
Also known as Folic; it is very important in the process of cell division. It is responsible for the transfer of carbon in nucleic acid and amino acid metabolism. In cell division, it is involved in the production of pyrimidine, which is crucial in normal cell division, and this is why folic acid is crucial during pregnancy, and the early growth stages of a baby, where rapid cell division occurs. The vitamin is also crucial in the production of red blood cells, which is a process known as erythropoiesis.
Also known as Cobalamin; it is important in how cells make use of lipids, proteins and carbohydrates. In the bone marrow, it plays an important role in the production of blood cells. When it comes to the sheaths of nerves, and some proteins, it also play the role of a coenzyme, to allow for proper synthesis and function.
Looking at the great and fundamental roles that the Vitamin B Complex group play in the body, it is no small wonder that it is prescribed for people who may be suffering from tissue damage; those who need chiropractic treatment, especially from the tearing and wearing of muscles and tendons, will probably be put on a supplement that will increase the levels of these vitamins in the body, for proper regeneration of the tissues.
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