Have you been told a B vitamin level is low (Folate, B12, to name a few)? Are you trying to get your B’s to help combat fatigue? B vitamins hang out in their posse.
We often associate B vitamins with energy production because they play a role in helping your body extract energy from food. However, together with the essential nutrient choline, B vitamins are critical for another lesser-known necessary process called methylation. Think of methylation as the driver of turn-on processes in the body.
While there are many B vitamins that we need to get in daily, it’s the group of them, together with choline, that helps make our bodies run better. What’s the (main) group?
Vitamin B2 (Riboﬂavin), Vitamin B9 (Folate), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin), and Choline (an essential nutrient and technically not a vitamin or mineral).
Some good food sources of B vitamins include:
- Whole grains (brown rice, barley, millet)
- Meat (red meat, poultry, fish)
- Eggs and dairy products (milk, cheese)
- Legumes (beans, lentils)
- Seeds and nuts (sunflower seeds, almonds)
- Dark, leafy vegetables (broccoli, spinach)
- Fruits (citrus fruits, avocados, bananas)
In considering supplementation, a B vitamin complex would be your better bet to keep this tightly knit posse together. Even better? Schedule a complimentary call to evaluate your B vitamin intake!