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The Importance of the B-Complex Vitamins for Adrenal Function
The adrenal glands are essential for our survival. They produce hormones that help us deal with stress, regulate our blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and keep our immune system functioning properly. Without adequate levels of certain nutrients, however, the adrenal glands can't do their job properly. That's where the B-complex vitamins come in.
The B-Complex vitamins are a group of eight water-soluble vitamins that play an important role in many of the body's metabolic processes. Vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B7 (biotin), vitamin B9 (folate), and vitamin B12 (cobalamin) all work together to support adrenal function.
B-vitamins are necessary for the proper metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. They're also involved in the production of energy, red blood cells, and myelin (the protective sheath around nerve cells). Because of their wide range of functions, a deficiency in any one of the B-vitamins can lead to a variety of different health problems.
Vitamin B1 is required for proper glucose metabolism and nervous system function. A thiamine deficiency can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, irritability, and heart problems. Vitamin B2 is needed for energy production and red blood cell formation. A riboflavin deficiency can cause anemia, skin rashes, and mouth sores. Vitamin B3 is involved in energy production, fatty acid synthesis, and detoxification. A niacin deficiency can cause pellagra, a disease characterized by dermatitis, diarrhea, and dementia.
Vitamin B5 is required for the synthesis of coenzyme A, which is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. A pantothenic acid deficiency can lead to fatigue, insomnia, irritability, and headaches. Vitamin B6 is necessary for protein metabolism and red blood cell formation. A pyridoxine deficiency can cause anemia, skin rashes, seizures, and neuropathy. Vitamin B7 is involved in fat metabolism and gene regulation. A biotin deficiency can cause brittle nails, hair loss, and skin rashes.
Vitamin B9 is required for DNA synthesis and methylation reactions. A folate deficiency can lead to megaloblastic anemia, birth defects, cognitive impairment, and neuropathy. Vitamin B12 is involved in energy production and DNA synthesis. A cobalamin deficiency can cause anemia, neuropathy, memory loss, depression, and psychosis.
The bottom line is that the adrenal glands need the B-complex vitamins to function properly. If you suspect that you might be deficient in one or more of these vitamins, talk to your doctor about getting a blood test to check your levels. Taking a high-quality supplement that contains all eight of the B-vitamins can also help to ensure that you're meeting your daily needs.
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings Per Container: 100
Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1) (from Thiamin HCl) 50 mg 4167%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 50 mg 3846%
Niacin (Vitamin B-3) (as Niacinamide) 50 mg 313%
Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl) 50 mg 2941%
Folate 680 mcg DFE (400 mcg folic acid) 170%
Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 50 mcg 2083%
Biotin 50 mcg 167%
Pantothenic Acid (from Calcium Pantothenate) 50 mg 1000%
Choline (from Choline Bitartrate) 50 mg 9%
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid) 50 mg
†Daily Value not established.
Inositol 50 mg
†Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silicon Dioxide.
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nut or sesame ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
This product contains Biotin which may interfere with some blood test results.
Natural color variation may occur in this product.
Made and quality tested in the USA with globally sourced ingredients.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
Family owned since 1968.