Friday, January 4, 2013

B Vitamins

B Vitamins most all the B Vitamins assist in the processing of energy. A dietary
deficiency is not likely unless you are following a strict fad diet that is limiting in variety
of foods and multivitamins or B complexes certainly supply enough. Additional
supplementation does not tend to assist in the extra burning of calories. Dosages per day;
B1 (Thiamin) 1.5 mg, B2 (Riboflavin) 1.7 mg, B5 (Pantothenic Acid) around 5 mg, B8
(Folic Acid) 400 mcg, B12 (Cobalamin) 6 mcg, B3 (Niacin) 20 mg, B6 (Pyridoxine)
Certain groups of individuals may be at higher risk for lacking one or more of the B
vitamins. Pregnant women need extra B8, vegetarians and the elderly may need extra
B12 etc. but a good diet that involves a variety of foods plus a basic multivitamin should
insure you get more than the RDA. Although these vitamins are very important and you
do not want to be deficient in them; Weight loss claims from fat burning supplements
that say you need their product because it contains any of the B vitamins is
unwarranted as long as you eat properly and take a multivitamin.