Vitamin B – Types and Sources

Vitamin B is a kind of vitamin which composes of eight types. Each type has its contribution in our body. Deficiency of vitamin B complex may lead to some diseases, malfunctions of systems and other forms of discomforts.  But, we can avoid those discomforts if we practice the healthy diet which has an inclusion of foods rich in vitamin B complex.

Discussing about the foods rich in vitamin B, let’s first gain some ideas about the types of vitamin B complex.  We have the vitamin b1 which is known as the Thiamine. It has a function in helping the proper regulation of our blood and helps us to produce more energy.  We can get this kind of vitamin B in common foods specifically meat, fish, nuts and cereals.  The riboflavin or the vitamin B2 maintains the health of our skin and eyes.  The sources of this type are the mushrooms, dairy products and leafy vegetables.  The niacin helps in minimizing the risk of cholesterol. Like the thiamine, it can be found in meats and cereals.  One more important type is vitamin B5 that has an important function in breaking down of sugars, proteins and fats. If you want to get the big volume of vitamin b5, consider eating egg and whole grains (vitamin B5 can be found in any common food.  We have also the B-6 or Pyridoxine and Pyridoxamine which has something to do with the production of our red blood cell. And good for this type is that we can find it in any kind of foods, it may be in a form of meat, fruits and vegetables.

In able to have a normal cell growth, we need to take vitamin B7 in our body, named as a Biotin, it minimizes the risk of some emotional discomforts specifically nervousness, depression and irritation. It also maintains the appetite and avoids the vomiting act.  You can find this mostly in seafood like salmon, oysters and mackerel;

We have also the vitamin B9 and the vitamin B12. The vitamin B9 has a responsibility in the production of the new celli. It has a similar function with the vitamin B9, which is a continuous production of our red blood cell.  Deficiency of these two types of vitamin B may lead to palpitation of the heart, losing of weight, losing of appetite and anemia. There are so many sources of these types. You can found them in common fruits, vegetables, dairy product, poultry and meat.