Vitamin B

Feeling depressed? You may just be low on your B vitamins. The great thing about it is it’s nearly impossible to overdose on Vitamin B.

There are more than one kind of Vitamin B. There’s Vitamin B1 (aka Thiamin), B2 (aka Riboflavin), B3 (aka Niacin), B5 (aka Pantothenic Acid), B6 and B12. This is known as the Vitamin B complex.

Besides helping depression, Vitamin B helps with numerous ailments such as preventing anemia, diabetes and heart disease. It also helps to preserve the skin, nervous system and promotes mental clarity. It’s a digestive system aid and immunity booster, which speeds up the healing process and may even fight the risk of cancer with cancer-fighting properties. B2 has an anti-free radical effect somewhat like an anti-oxidant.

The most important fact is that supplements are not the way you should ingest your vitamins. Being that everyone has their own needs and requirements of vitamins depending if they have any diseases or conditions. The manufacturer of the supplements has no way of knowing how much every individual needs. Our body naturally absorbs what it needs from food. It will not absorb an excess amount of vitamins.

Supplements on the other hand are not being absorbed correctly by the body and you also receive a bunch of additives that your body doesn’t need such as starch and sugar. Thus, it is best to get all of your vitamins from your food.

Some examples of foods rich in Vitamin B are foods like liver, beer, oats, tuna, potatoes, legumes, avocado, turkey, Brazil nuts and aloe Vera. Lentils have a great source of B vitamins along with Iron and protein. If you are a vegetarian or vegan then you are more likely to have a Vitamin B deficiency. B12 is hard to find especially if your vegan. You won’t get enough of it. Aloe Vera is a great source of Vitamin B12. People usually juice it with other veggies and fruit to consume Vitamins without the inconvenience of preparing a whole meal. It’s fast easy and very beneficial.

Juice the aloe Vera, bananas, avocado, spinach, apples, and oranges and enjoy a very tasty vitamin packed smoothie. Naked Juice brand green machine is a great juice to buy on the run. Odwalla makes a super food green drink as well usually sold in supermarkets, whole foods and star bucks. Vitamin B complex has been proved to help with stress and trauma. If you’re feeling under the weather just try taking some B complex and get some oxygen to those blood cells.