There are eight essential B complex vitamins:
Thiamine (B1) – helps body make new cells
Riboflavin (B2) – fights free radicals
Niacin (B3) – regulates the nervous & digestive systems
Pantothenic acid (B5) – responsible for production of hormones
Pyridoxine (B6) – helps body turn food into energy
Biotin (B7) – helps body produce hormones
Folic acid (B9) – helps cells make & maintain DNA
Cyanocobalamin (B12) – regulates the nervous system
A deficiency in B vitamins can lead to anemia, fatigue, abdominal pain, depression, loss of appetite, numbness and tingling in the arms, muscle cramps, eczema, respiratory infection and birth defects.
Magnesium helps increase energy, calms nerves and anxiety, aids in digestion by relieving constipation and relieves muscle aches and spasms. Magnesium also regulates the levels of calcium, potassium and sodium in the body, helping prevent osteoporosis and migraines and protects the heart.
Selenium acts as an antioxidant and defends against oxidative stress. It also helps defend against cancer, boosts immunity, improves blood flow, regulates thyroid function and lowers the chance of heart disease.
Zinc is needed for the proper growth and maintenance of the human body. It is found in several systems and biological reactions, and is needed for immune function, wound healing, blood clotting, thyroid function and much more.