Vitamins And Supplements

B Vitamins – The B Complex Simplified

B Vitamins – The B Complex Simplified
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B Vitamins are described as a B-complex which is adequate as the they are a complex set of Water-soluble vitamins to understand. Yet very necessary and play vital roles in cell metabolism as well as our overall health. In total 8 B Vitamins make up the entire Complex with B4 & B8 not included chronologically. Surprisingly when conducting research and surveys on the subject of B Vitamins less than 40% surveyed even knew other B Vitamins besides B6 & B12 even existed. So this article will simplify the B Complex for easy understanding. 

B1 Thiamine – Known to significantly boost the immune system B1 is often used in treatment of AIDS, digestive problems Thiamine has also been known to help a lot in maintaining a positive mentality.

B2 Riboflavin – An easily absorbed micro-nutrient that has a key role our overall health and well-being. It plays a major role in energy metabolism, vitamin B2 is also needed for the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.

B3 Niacin – One of the more popular B vitamins due to the severity of a deficiency. Best known for the “Flush” feeling you get when taking it. Niacin has a very unique function within the body, it can increase the levels of HDL in the blood. A very important bodily function as HDL is known as the “Good Cholesterol” and is needed to perform several other functions within the body. Known as one of the 80 essential human
nutrients a deficiency can and often does have grave consequences. Niacin is in a sense vital to the body as it performs a number of crucial functions needed such DNA repair and the production of Steroid Hormones.

B5 Pantothenic Acid – Simply put we need it to synthesize and metabolize proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Often a major ingredient in many of these “Hair,Skin and Nails” supplements you see on the market today. Fortunately trace amounts of B5 can be found in nearly every food we eat. To fight deficiency high amount scan be found in such foods as eggs, yogurt, avocados, meats (red), most notably in whole-grain cereals. B5 important in its own way participates in a wide array of key biological roles. Deficiency is somewhat rare as it is found in literally every food. Yet if a deficiency did occur a nice steady supplementation should cure the deficiency in a short time.

B6 Pyridoxine – Maybe the most known of all B Vitamins and there's good reason. Looking at the amount of crucial functions it performs within the body is amazing. B6 assists in the balancing of sodium and potassium as well as promoting red blood cell production, aids in hormonal changes, closely linked to cardiovascular health. Responsible for converting the precursors 5-HTP into serotonin, melatonin and levodopa (L-DOPA) into dopamine, noradrenaline and adrenaline. all more than vital body functions. A deficiency is just as important an issue as it can cause serous conditions such as Seizures, Nerve Damage, Anemia and skin problems. Supplements do a great job of just that supplementing. Fortunately the best way is naturally through your diet and there are quite a few foods that contain sufficient amounts of B6, foods such as fish, soybeans, avocado, lima beans, chicken, bananas, cauliflower, green peppers, potatoes, spinach, raisins, brewer's yeast, liver, kidney and few more. These however offer a nice adequate dose.

B7 Biotin – Discovered by American Bio-Chemist Dean Burke and oddly also known as Vitamin “H” Biotin is necessary for cell growth and helps a lot in maintaining a healthy “Blood Sugar” level, it also necessary in the production of fatty acids. Maybe its most important function as a B Vitamin would be the metabolism of fats and amino acids.
Biotin is found today in many cosmetics and health products for the hair and skin. Fortunately a deficiency in Biotin is rare since intestinal bacteria produces an excess of the body's daily required needs. Biotin is available in a large variety of food sources unfortunately only a few carry a substantial amount. Food sources such as Swiss Chard (top producer), Carrots, Nuts (Almonds Walnuts), Halibut, Vegetables, Eggs these foods are known to be high in B7 so for a more natural intake change your diet to include more of these foods.

B9 Folate (better known as Folic Acid) – Essential for several body functions unlike other vitamins the human body needs it Folic Acid. The human body needs B9 to synthesize and repair DNA. It also acts as a cofactor in certain biological reactions. It is especially important in aiding rapid cell division and growth such as in infancy and pregnancy. Maybe its most important function to produce healthy Red Blood Cells and also prevent the dreaded disease Anemia. For a B Vitamin of such importance its hardly known.

B12 Cobalamin – The superstar of B Vitamins far beyond important it is involved in metabolism of every single cell in the human body. The water-soluble vitamin also has a major role in normal functioning of both the nervous system and brain. The most complicated of all vitamins Vitamin B12 consists of a class of chemically related compounds(vitamers) all of which have vitamin activity of some sort. The down side of B12 is no joke, a deficiency in B12 seems to be much more serious than the rest causing severe and possible irreversible nerve damage. Deficiency has also been known to cause symptoms of mania and even worse psychosis. So make sure you take your B12 as it is a serious B vitamins the body really needs.

10 Real Good Reasons To Legalize Cannibis


Legal Or Not Legal? 

Although I'm neither for or against the Legalization for Marijuana I recently came across this "Top 10" list of reasons to legalize and I have to say this is a good list, filled with formidable facts and figures that legalization would all but eliminate. I have wondered on occasions about the legalization of both Booze and Nicotine which does a good job of wiping out at least 500,000 Americans alone.  So take a look at the list below and think about the effect it would have if we legalized a weed. 

HIPPOCRATES - The Father Of Logical Medicine


Throughout his life Hippocrates traveled widely throughout Greece and Asia Minor teaching or practicing medicine. He presumably taught at the medical school at Cos quite frequently. Undoubtedly, Hippocrates was an historical figure, and a great physician who exercised a permanent influence on the development of medicine and on the ideals and ethics of a physician. Considered to be the "Father of Medicine" and famous for "Hippocratic Oath," Hippocrates revolutionized the practice of medicine by shifting western medicine from the religious to the “rational.” He believed doctors should analyze symptoms on a case-by-case basis, instead using the popular blanket approach that used one method per disease.


"The Oath.

"I swear by Apollo, the physician, and Æsculapius, and Health, and Panacea, and all the gods and goddesses, that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this oath and this stipulation—to reckon him who taught me this art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him, and relieve his necessities if required; to look upon his offspring in the same footing as my own brothers, and to teach them this art, if they shall wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation; and that by precept, lecture, and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the Art to my own sons, and those of my teachers, and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath according to the law of medicine, but to none others. I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion. With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practise my Art. I will not cut persons labouring under the stone, but will leave this to be done by men who are practitioners of this work. Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick, and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption, and, further, from the seduction of females or males, of freedmen and slaves. Whatever, in connection with my professional practice, or not in connection with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge as reckoning that all such should be kept secret. While I continue to keep this Oath inviolate, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of the Art, respected by all men, in all times! But should I trespass or violate this oath, may the reverse be my lot!"

   The father of medicine, Hippocrates gave us the answer years ago in a simple quote;
 "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food."  

 Should our cures and remedies come from a pharmacy or from our food? When Hippocrates referred to medicine in his time he clearly meant the vitamins and minerals within our foods that respond accordingly to our bodies and its needs. As every known disease can be traced to a vitamin or mineral deficiency with Calcium leading the way as being one of the most common deficiencies causing by far the most conditions and diseases.