Does Vitamin B Reduce Tiredness?
Vitamin B refers to a group of eight B vitamins, vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folate), and B12 (cobalamin). B vitamins are present in a variety of foods, making it easy to meet the recommended daily intake through diet alone. However, some individuals are more susceptible to deficiency. While the symptoms of vitamin B deficiency vary depending on which B vitamin, you’re deficient in, tiredness and fatigue is a common symptom across all B vitamin deficiencies.
In this article you can find:
- What are B vitamins?
- How do the B vitamins reduce tiredness?
- What individuals are more susceptible to vitamin B deficiency?
What are B vitamins?
B vitamins are a type of water-soluble vitamins. Unlike fat-soluble vitamins which are stored in our fatty tissue, our body cannot store them, and thereby we must frequently consume them from our diet. B vitamins are essential for good health and well-being, and play a key role is a variety of bodily functions, such as energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism.
How do the B vitamins reduce tiredness?
B vitamins play a key role in helping to convert dietary energy, glucose, into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy that cells use to power life-sustaining operations. Thereby, if you are deficient in B vitamins, your energy levels can be affected. However, it is important to note that if you have adequate B-vitamin levels but start increasing your B-vitamin intake, whether through diet or supplementation, you will not gain extra energy. The excess will simply be excreted in your urine.
What individuals are more susceptible to vitamin B deficiency?
Some individuals are more susceptible to vitamin B deficiency that others, such as older adults, pregnant or breastfeeding women, those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet, and individuals with certain health conditions that impacts the way the body absorbs vitamin B. This can include those with inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, HIV, alcohol dependence, kidney conditions, and rheumatoid arthritis. If you are more susceptible to vitamin B deficiency, it may be recommended that you take a vitamin B supplement.
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