VITAMIN B – A Game Changer
VITAMIN B – A Game Changer
Vitamin B is one of the really important and required vitamins for the body. Generally, people who struggle to lose weight are considered to have deficiencies of Vitamin B in their body. Vitamin B is not stored in our bodies like the other vitamins and is normally excreted whatever we take in but don’t use right away. Hence, there is a need to frequently take vitamin B, since mere stocking up on B vitamins in one sitting doesn’t do us any good the next day. If we don’t resupply our bodies with those essential nutrients, the systems that require vitamin B to function efficiently (metabolism) will suffer.
1. VITAMIN B HELPS BREAK DOWN CARBS
Vitamin B is essential to keep the heart and nervous system hearty and healthy. They also help the body break down carbohydrates, fat, and protein in the food you eat. So, when you gorge on pizza, you can thank your B vitamins for helping to break it down. Breaking down of carbs help in effective digestion, which in turn helps you in your weight loss routine.
2. VITAMIN B INCREASES ENERGY LEVELS TO WORKOUT
As the B vitamins break down the carbs, fat, and protein in your diet, they also turn that food into energy. If you often feel too tired to exercise, it may not be that you’re working too hard or getting insufficient sleep. Instead, it may point to a vitamin B deficiency. A vitamin injection may be just what you need to get yourself up on the treadmill – and stay there long enough to make a difference.
3. VITAMIN B BOOSTS GOOD CHOLESTEROL & HELPS CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR
Vitamin B3 (niacin) helps boost your good cholesterol (HDL). The main benefit of this is that the higher your levels of the good stuff, the lower your levels of the bad stuff (LDL). Additionally, b3 also assists in controlling your blood sugar levels. B3 deficiencies can affect your thyroid function and potentially your metabolism as well, hence, make sure you regularly intake these vitamins in some way.
4. VITAMIN B RELIEVES STRESS & FIGHTS DEPRESSION
Several of the B vitamins help manufacture neurotransmitters like serotonin, which helps a person cope with anxiety and stress, and melatonin, which aids in sleep and relaxation. The B vitamins also provide relief from symptoms of PMS and help keep depression at bay. Deficiencies in B vitamins may lead to depression. In case you didn’t know, anxiety and depression are often triggers for weight gain, so there’s yet another reason to look out for vitamin deficiencies when you’re struggling with weight loss.
Author: Dr. Anil Date, MD | Dr2bThin – A medically supervised weight loss program based in California, USA. For any query/assistance, reach back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org