Vitafit B5/B6 Complex is a comprehensive formula designed for coping with the stress of modern day living. Vitamin B5 and B6 are needed for body processes involving the nervous system, adrenal Gland function and energy production.
The B-complex vitamins are a group of water-soluble vitamins, namely thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), folic acid, biotin and cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12). Choline and inositol are commonly grouped under the term “B-Complex” also.
Being water soluble, these vitamins are not stored in the body and must be consumed each day. The B-complex vitamins occur naturally together in a complex way in human tissues. Because of this complex relationship a deficiency of one of the B vitamins may impair the functions of the others. For this reason Vitafit B5/B6 Complex comprises each of the B-complex vitamins.
The B-Complex vitamins are essential for the metabolism of fat, carbohydrate and protein into energy. They are also essential for the normal functioning of the nervous system and for maintaining healthy nerves, skin, hair, eyes, liver and mouth and for good muscle tone of the gastrointestinal tract.
Being water-soluble the B vitamins can be lost during preparation and cooking processes, by leaching out into the soaking or cooking water. Up to 50% of certain vitamins may be lost in this way.
Requirements for the B vitamins increase due to certain factors including infection and at times of stress and fatigue. Alcohol, sulphur drugs, sleeping pills, oral contraceptive pills, insecticides and excess exposure to pollution can all alter absorption and/or metabolism of certain B vitamins.
The other nutrients in Vitafit B5/B6 complex act in similar ways to improve body function. In particular, chromium is essential for the proper utilisation of sugar, acting as a co-factor with insulin to remove glucose from the blood into the cells, essential for energy. Molybdenum acts to help excretion of uric acid and help iron metabolism. Biotin is involved in carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. Inositol is essential for heart function. Choline is involved in the production of the neural transmitter, acetylcholine.