What are B Vitamins?
B vitamins are a group of nutrients that play many important roles in your body, they support metabolism and contribute to the body's ability to produce energy.
There are eight well known B vitamins that play a role in the body, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 & B12, Biotin (B7) & Folate (B9). All of these vitamins are readily found in a variety of foods, and the majority of people will get their recommended amounts if they have a balanced diet.
If you’re interested in what that balanced diet might look like, just use a search engine to look for any of the aforementioned B Vitamins and you’ll get lists of foods which contain each of them.
Whilst the majority of people will get the recommended daily dose of B vitamins in their diet, nowadays, there are more people skipping meals, eating on the go and grabbing whatever they can to keep them going; or eating processed foods with little nutritional value. There are also numerous factors which may increase the body’s requirements and place more of a demand on the need for B vitamins. These could be anything from age to lifestyle & diet choices, to pregnancy.
A large proportion of the UK may therefore actually need B Vitamin supplements.
Supplementing with B Vitamins
If you’ve read The Benefits Of Phospholipid Omega 3 you’ll understand how important Omega 3 is for the general functioning of the body. The various products in the Cleanmarine then combine Omega 3 with B vitamins, to create a unique all in one multivitamin.
Even if you feel like you have a healthy balanced diet, it could still be beneficial to supplement with B vitamins. B vitamins are water soluble, which means, firstly, that your body does not store them therefore must be supplied by your diet each day and secondly any extra taken in, that the body doesn’t require will be excreted in the urine.
At particular stages in life we have higher requirements for different nutrients, even more so for women, during different stages of hormonal imbalance. When the body is under stress, it requires 50% more B vitamins.
What B Vitamins do you use in Cleanmarine range?
Each product in the Cleanmarine range, use different B vitamins for different needs, but across the range we use the following:
B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B6, B7 (biotin), B9 (folate), B12
On the whole, B vitamins share quite a few characteristics, they all help support metabolism and contribute to the body's ability to produce energy keeping you energised and closer to optimal health. However, they also all have unique functions and are needed in different amounts. Take a look at the individual product pages for what is included and each product and the approved health claims associated to them.