posted on Aug, 25 2005 @ 02:11 PM
As its name implies, vitamin B complex is a combination or mixture of 8 essential vitamins. Although each is chemically distinct, the B vitamins
coexist in many of the same foods and often work together to bolster metabolism, maintain healthy skin and muscle tone, enhance immune and nervous
system function, and promote cell growth and division - including that of the red blood cells that help prevent anemia.
Together they also combat stress, depression and cardiovascular disease. B vitamins, which are water soluble, are dispersed throughout the body and
must be replenished daily with any excess excreted in the urine.
People susceptible to vitamin B deficiency include pregnant women, nursing mothers, vegetarians, alcoholics, sugar-holics, the elderly, and people
with malabsorption conditions or who take certain antibiotics long-term.
Symtoms of B vitamin deficiency can include oily or scaly skin, upset stomach, headaches, anxiety, moodiness, and heart arrhythmias.