Vitamin B is a popular group of nutrients which are well known for supporting the nervous system, energy levels, and general wellbeing.
Once thought to be a single vitamin, the B-vitamin group contains thiamine (Vitamin B 1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folic acid (B9) and various cobalamins (B12 group).
Vitamin B supplements can be purchased individually, or in compounds containing all eight B vitamins called vitamin B complex. There are specific properties in each of the B vitamins, and many supplements and multivitamins contain B vitamins. It is helpful to talk to your health practitioner to ensure you are getting the right ones, as there are many different compounds and formulas available.
- In particular, Vitamin B2 is reputed to deter insects due to the odour it emits on the skin. Vitamin B complex is sometimes taken by people studying for exams to support concentration.
- B vitamins are essential in pregnancy, and support energy levels and general wellbeing. Folic acid is highly recommended during pregnancy to reduce the risk of birth defects.
- Most B vitamins are found in the same foods, which include meat, fish and dairy products, whole grains, brewer�s yeast, bananas, molasses and chili. Liver, turkey and tuna are particularly good sources.
- Did you know� more than 25 nutrients were previously thought to be B vitamins, which explains the �gaps� in the B vitamin group number system.
- Blackmores Vitamin B6 40 tablets NZ $19.00 NZ $9.04
- Goodhealth B Activated B12 120 tabs NZ $24.50 NZ $13.63
- Goodhealth B Activated B12 60 tabs NZ $15.50 NZ $8.62
- Good Health B Activated Complex 60 caps NZ $41.99 NZ $23.36
- Good Health B Activated Complex 30 caps NZ $29.99 NZ $13.92
- Lypo-Spheric B Complex Plus 30 packets NZ $77.76 NZ $73.60
- Radiance Clear Skin Detoxifying Herbal Formula 60 capsules NZ $39.90 NZ $34.69
- Blackmores Ashwagandha+ 60s NZ $30.99 NZ $20.53
- Ferro Sachets 28 NZ $32.84 NZ $23.31
- Pro-life Executive B 45 Tablets NZ $43.64 NZ $33.12
- Thompsons Vitamin B5 500mg Tablets 30 NZ $15.90 NZ $12.13
- Nutralife Super B One a Day Capsules 60 NZ $36.90 NZ $22.30
- Nutralife Winter Multi One-A-Day Capsules 30 NZ $14.90 NZ $8.99
- Sanderson One-A-Day Mega B FX Tablets 60 NZ $40.08 NZ $15.68
- Solgar Vitamin B-Complex "100" Vegecaps 100 NZ $62.50 NZ $46.90
- Lifestream B-Complex Natural Powder 60g NZ $50.90 NZ $31.01
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