B vitamins

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(often referred to as b-complex ): a group of essential (for the body to work properly) water-soluble vitamins (meaning they don’t get stored in fat and your kidney can filter them out) that are important for energy and help covert the food we eat into the energy we use for life. Amongst their many functions, B-vitamins are important to maintain the health of hair, skin, nails, blood cells, and the nervous and immune systems.

There are eight different B vitamins in the B-complex family:
Vitamin B1 – thiamin
Vitamin B2 – riboflavin
Vitamin B3 – niacin or nicotinamide
Vitamin B5 – pantothenic acid
Vitamin B6 – pyridoxine
Vitamin B7 – biotin
Vitamin B12 – cyanocobalamin

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