Vitamin B

The B vitamins are

  • B1 (thiamine)
  • B2 (riboflavin)
  • B3 (niacin)
  • B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • B6
  • B7 (biotin)
  • B12
  • Folic acid

These vitamins help the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat. They also help form red blood cells. You can get B vitamins from proteins such as fish, poultry, meat, eggs, and dairy products. Leafy green vegetables, beans, and peas also have B vitamins. Many cereals and some breads have added B vitamins.

Not getting enough of certain B vitamins can cause diseases. A lack of B12 or B6 can cause anemia.

Source: MedLinePlus (NIH)1

Types

Types may include:2

Types of B Vitamin:

  • Acetiamine
  • Beclotiamine
  • Bentiamine
  • Biotin
  • Bisbentiamine
  • Bisbutytiamine
  • Calcium Pantothenate
  • Cocarboxylase
  • Cycotiamine
  • Folate
  • Niacin
  • Orotic Acid
  • Prosultiamine
  • Pyridoxal
  • Pyridoxal Phosphate
  • Pyridoxamine Phosphate
  • Pyridoxamine Phosphate Anhydrous
  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
  • Riboflavin
  • Thiamine
  • Thiamine Mononitrate
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin B5
  • Vitamin B6

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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ bvitamins.html
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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