The B vitamins are
- B1 (thiamine)
- B2 (riboflavin)
- B3 (niacin)
- B5 (pantothenic acid)
- B7 (biotin)
- Folic acid
These vitamins help the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat. They also help form red blood cells. You can get B vitamins from proteins such as fish, poultry, meat, eggs, and dairy products. Leafy green vegetables, beans, and peas also have B vitamins. Many cereals and some breads have added B vitamins.
Not getting enough of certain B vitamins can cause diseases. A lack of B12 or B6 can cause anemia.
- Vitamin B3 and Skin Cancer (05/15/2015, HealthDay)
- Vitamin Supplement Linked to Reduction in Skin Cancer Risk (05/13/2015, HealthDay)
- Homocysteine, Folic Acid and Cardiovascular Disease (American Heart Association)
- Niacin to Boost Your HDL "Good" Cholesterol (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
- Vitamin B Complex (American Cancer Society)
- Vitamin B-12 and Depression: Are They Related? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
- Vitamin Deficiency Anemia (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
- Vitamin B1 (Nobel Foundation)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Biotin (National Institutes of Health)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Niacin (National Institutes of Health)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Riboflavin (National Institutes of Health)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Thiamine (National Institutes of Health)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Vitamin B Complex (National Institutes of Health)
- Genetics Home Reference: Transcobalamin deficiency (National Library of Medicine)
Journal ArticlesReferences and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Clinicopathologic features of folate-deficiency neuropathy.
- Article: Neoadjuvant FOLFIRINOX application in borderline resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a retrospective...
- Article: Optimization of vitamin suppletion after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery can...
- B Vitamins -- see more articles
- Find a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)
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