B-vitamins are the bomb. They play a critical role in converting food into fuel for the body and brain. Certain Bs are needed to produce hormones.1 Others are important for forming red blood cells,2 which are the worker bees of the circulatory system, carrying fresh oxygen throughout your body. If you’ve got that low energy feeling from time to time, a B-vitamin deficiency could be in play.3
Our busy modern lifestyle can diminish B-vitamins like nobody’s business. That’s because your body burns through lots of B-vitamins to create hormones.3-5 While your body pumps out the cortisol and adrenaline necessary to get the monkey off your back, other systems get B-starved. When we’re going through a stressful moment (tax season, we’re looking at you!), we proactively supplement with a B-Complex.
Vegans and vegetarians are at a greater risk of B-deficiency because some of these B-vitamins are most plentiful in animal products.1 In fact, B12 is not found in high levels in any plants.6 Because B-vitamins work synergistically, it’s important to have enough of all of them so that your body can fire on all cylinders. A good B-Complex helps you ensure that you are getting the proper balance.
While most B-Complexes include only the standard eight B-vitamins in the family, the Nested Naturals B Complex adds two cousins: Choline, which is important for memory and brain function,7,8 and Inositol, which has been shown to maintain healthy blood sugar,9,10 mood11,12 and hormone production.13 These two don’t share the same B-names as their cousins, but they are widely accepted as a part of the family and their importance has only recently begun to be understood.