Saturday, January 1st 2005
Powerhouse for the body!
B vitamins are the real powerhouse for the body. They are not only necessary for energy production, preventing fatigue, premature ageing, a healthy immune system, combating stress and stabilizing mood, but they have also proven to drastically help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, neural tube defects in babies and may help prevent Alzheimer's Disease. They also aid in maintenance of muscle tone and regulate the nervous system.
Since the B vitamins are most effective when working together, it is best to take them all at once in the form of a B-Complex supplement such as Radiance B100 Complex.
Vitamin B12 was discovered in 1918 and later recognized for its ability to help patients with pernicious anaemia, Crohn's disease and depression.
Pantothenic Acid, discovered in 1933, is essential for energy and a healthy nervous system.
Pellagra (meaning rough skin in Italian), is a disease characterized by progressive symptoms of dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia and eventually death. It is caused by a deficiency of the B vitamin Niacin or Vitamin B3.
Folic Acid was discovered in 1945. Although known for over 50 years, only within the last 5 years has the research been accepted confirming the importance of folic acid for women before and during pregnancy for the proper development of the foetus's neural tube and spine. (New Zealand supplements, by law, are limited to 300mcg per day which is below the World Health Organisations recommendations and most other countries).
B vitamins are often overlooked, but really important as they play a crucial role in brain function and nervous system health. There are generally eleven vitamins that are considered as making up the Vitamin B complex group. These are all available in Radiance B100 Complex capsules.
Reproduced unabridged from the January - March 2005 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.
Footnote from Ideal Health:
The following products are all useful for Energy and Stamina:
Enzogenol with ACE and Selenium
Fish Oil 1500mg - Odourless
Ginseng 5 Exhaustion Relief
Good Green Stuff
Opti CoQ10 150mg
Pure Vitality Deer Velvet
Recharge & Relax
Super B Daily Stress + B
Super Multi Plus
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