The family of B vitamins include vitamin B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, B-6, B-12, Folic Acid and a couple of others. They are all important and none should be overlooked. B vitamins are absolutely critical for energy production. They influence just about every aspect of mental and physical health, and even marginal deficiencies often lead to fatigue and compromised brain functioning. It’s important to be aware that increased consumption of refined foods, particularly those high in sugar, has dramatically contributed to a decreased amount of B vitamins in our bodies.

Generally, individuals who take B-complex supplements in adequate amounts notice improvements in:

Rusty Improta is a nutritional consultant and owns Rusty’s Vitamins, 5 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, 717-334-8212.

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