Adequate B vitamin intake is a simple, but essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, many Americans do not get a sufficient amount on a daily basis. Because the nutritional quality of our foods has decreased greatly over time; many people may be overestimating their vitamin intake. B vitamins are found in most fish, meat, eggs, dairy products, and leafy green vegetables, but due to diminishing soil quality and excessive use of pesticides and herbicides foods have lost a lot of nutrient density over time. Depending on the temperature, cooking can lessen and even destroy the vitamins naturally occurring in our foods. B vitamins are water soluble, meaning they cannot be stored in the body and need to be replaced on a daily basis. And even if vitamin intake does meet the recommended daily value, food dyes, alcohol, medications, and aging can interfere with the absorption of some B vitamins. Additionally, exercise increases the requirements of most vitamins. (1) B vitamins need to be taken in a complex with the correct proportions, as they do not work effectively when taken alone.
B vitamins play a number of important roles in the body, including energy production, aiding the body in dealing with mental and physical stress and promoting a healthy metabolism. Insufficient amounts of these vitamins can leave a person feeling stressed, fatigued,and depressed while slowing the body’s metabolism and increasing the risk for chronic diseases. Research has demonstrated that adequate B intake can protect against decreased high intensity exercise performance, cardiovascular diseases, cognitive impairment, osteoporosis, and other health concerns. (2,3)
Sub B Complex provides effective doses of high quality B vitamins in perfect proportions to optimize absorption and utilization, all delivered in a specifically designed delivery system. Sub B Complex is ideal for athletes competing in high intensity sports, recreationally active individuals, vegetarians and others who have an insignificant meat intake, elderly individuals and anyone dieting by restricting calorie intake or eliminating food groups.
B-12 plays an important role in the proper functioning and health of the nervous system, digestive system, and protein synthesis. (4) B-12 is also essential for healthy skin, hair, and nails. Inadequate intake can have negative affects like irritability, anxiety, stress, and confusion. (5)
B-9 Is required for the metabolism of fats, carbs, and proteins to be used as energy by the body. It also plays a role in protection against cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, and memory impairment. (5,6)
B-6 ensures proper metabolic function. It is responsible for the efficient function of over 100 enzymes and contributes to the manufacturing of serotonin. (7) It also plays a crucial role in the production of red blood cells and hemoglobin. (4)
B-3 is vital for cell respiration and the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. (4) B-3 also helps the body to detoxify and aids in maintaining smooth muscle tone.
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