Does Vitamin B Give You Energy

B Vitamins For Energy

To some degree, but really your probably

getting enough B in your diet unless your ill or

abusing alcohol or on some severe diet.

If you take too much B it’s water-soluble so you

will pass it in your urine and you will notice you

urine will be very orange.

Because they are water-soluble you body cannot

store them, so we need to take B daily.

There are really no known negative effects from

taking a lot of B.

However there was a study that showed a high

dose of B6 may contribute to hip fractures in

older people.

This is why they say you need to take a balanced

B vitamin because you will deplete one or more of

the other B’s by just taking one or two B’s.

There are eight known vitamin B’s, B1, B2, B3,

B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12. These B vitamins help to

maintain healthy skin, muscle tone, immune and

nervous system and help promote cell division

and growth.

Most people can get the necessary B vitamins by

eating meat, eggs, dairy products and whole

grains. So unless you are allergic or cannot eat

these food groups you can take a B complex

vitamin which should contain all the known B’s.

The average person 19 years and older

recommended daily dose is anywhere from 6

micro grams (mcg) to 14 milligrams (mg) a day.

Natural Vitamins for Energy

Here is a list of all the

known B’s names that

you may be more familiar

with and what they do for

you body and what foods

you can get them from.

RDA – required daily allowance

Vitamin B1 or Thiamine approx. RDA – 1.4 mg

Helps convert carbohydrates and fat into energy

and is needed for normal growth and

development. It also helps the functioning of the

heart, nervous and digestive systems.

Some food sources,

Spinach, liver, beef, peas, beans, soybeans, nuts,

bananas, whole grains and enriched breads and


Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin approx. RDA-1.2 mg

Helps metabolize fats, proteins and

carbohydrates and cell processing. Also, good for

you eye site because of the anti-oxidants.

Some food sources,

Milk, eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese, meat, fish,

asparagus, chard, okra, almonds and leafy greens

Vitamin B3 or Niacin RDA-14 mg

Needed for cell energy metabolism and DNA

repair. Helps remove toxins and chemicals from

you body. Also, produces stress and sex related

hormones that are produced by the adrenal

glands. Also, good for you eye site because of

the anti-oxidants. Also, known to promote good

cholesterol and lower inflammation for people

who suffer from arthritis or inflammation of the

eyes, fry eyes or even red eyes.

Some food sources,

Milk, eggs, chicken, beef, tuna, salmon, dates,

carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, asparagus,

avocados, beans, mushrooms, nuts, whole grains

and nutritional yeast.

Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic acid RDA-5 mg

Very important and life sustaining and for the

metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates

Some food sources,

Eggs, whole grain cereals, beans, meat and some

energy drinks.

Vitamin B6 or Pyridoxine and Pyridoxamine

RDA-1.3 mg

Good for general health as it helps enzymes

metabolize food and you immune system to work


Some food sources,

Chicken, fish, liver, nuts, green beans, green

salads, nutritional yeast, wheat germ, bananas

and sea vegetables.

Vitamin B7 or Biotin or Vitamin K RDA-30 mcg

Good for maintaining a steady blood sugar level

also good for you skin and hair. Good for cell

growth and fatty acid production and the transfer

of carbon dioxide. Also, helps to release energy

from food which known as the Krebs Cycle

Some food sources,

Dairy, egg yolks, fish, meat, liver, beans, nuts, oat

meal, oysters, peanut butter, bananas, soy,

nutritional yeast, wheat germ, mushrooms,

molasses, chocolate, cauliflower and whole


Vitamin B9 or Folic acid RDA-400 mcg

Assists the body in making healthy new cells.

Also, if taken before and during a woman’s

pregnancy it can help prevent major birth defects

of a baby’s brain and spine

Some food sources,

Liver, spinach, leafy greens, asparagus, broccoli,

oranges, dried beans and peas, sunflower seeds

and enriched cereal.

Vitamin B12 or Cobalamin RDA-6mcg

Needed for the production of red blood cells and

also the maintenance of the nervous system and

growing and developing children

Some food sources,

Dairy products, eggs, and meat, nutritional yeast

and enriched cereals.

So, there is a list of why vitamin B is very

important and why we need to make sure we get

enough every day. With so many processed

foods today make sure you buy natural or

organically grown food whenever possible.

After all the Queen of England also eats organic

food and Prince Charles promotes organically

grown food.

Vitamin B is water-soluble so we need it every day

and as you can see from the list above we don’t

need that much. However if you drink alcohol, eat

a lot of sugary foods everyday you are destroying

vitamin B.

I always take a supplement, like B50, meaning

most of all the known B vitamins are at 50 mg

except for B9 or folic acid it is at 400 mcg. As I

said before if you have more than enough B

vitamin the excess will come out in your urine but

it’s better to have more than not enough as there

are really no bad side effects for taking a little


B vitamins for hair loss

B7 or Biotin has been known to be good for you

hair and skin and can be found in many hair

products and shampoos

Also good for you hair is vitamin A which helps

your skin glands produce the oily substance

called Sebum. Too little A and too much A can

cause hair loss and can also cause severe

problems so make sure you take the right amount

Vitamin C is also another good hair vitamin

because it creates a protein called collagen

which is important part of you hair structure. It

also helps your body absorb iron a necessary

mineral for hair growth.

It’s also is a very good ant-oxidant against free

radicals that can stress you hair and stop growth.

Vitamin D may help create new hair follicles but D

for hair growth is still unknown.

Also, vitamin E similar to Vitamin C is an anti-

oxidant and one study people taking E

experienced almost a 35 % increase in hair

growth, the placebo group had only a 0.1 %

increase in hair growth.

Personally I have been taking E8 400 to 800 iu

daily for about 5 years now and I have never

noticed any extreme hair growth.

Also iron is good for you hair because it helps

red blood cells carry oxygen to you cells.

Zinc is also good for you hair because it helps

the oil glands around the hair follicles to work

properly but make sure you don’t take too much

or you will have hair loss

Protein, because hair is mostly made up of

protein is very important for hair growth.

Studies on animals have shown a lack of protein

in animals caused hair loss but most people in

western society get enough protein in their diet

but I think some of that protein like greasy meaty

foods like deep fried chicken etc. might not be the

best protein in my opinion.

Also remember to wash you hair at least 3 or 4

times a week with a natural shampoo and

conditioner .

Also brushing you hair with a natural bristle

brush when it’s dry is good for hair scalp blood

circulation and 50 to 100 times once a day lightly

brushing you hair will apparently strengthen

you hair and spread you hair sebum and give

you shiny hair.

Birds will preen themselves by taking the oil from

the base of their tail and run it all over their

feathers making them shiny and water resistant.

So in closing Remember to take B

B is very important and you don’t need much but

it can be destroyed.

Alcohol destroys B which creates a coating on

our nerves called a myelin sheath. It is made up

of 80 % fats and cholesterol and about 20 %


If the myelin sheath is not there or is destroyed

your nerves have no insulation and when they

touch each other they cause a twitch. If you have

ever seen an alcoholic you will see how they

twitch, they have destroyed their myelin sheath in

parts of their nerves and now they twitch more B

may help them to recoat their myelin sheath.

The body has the ability to recover sometimes.

This is why when babies are born their

movements are jerky, uncoordinated because

their myelin sheath is not fully developed.

Also, if you have Multiple Scelerosis or MS it

destroys you myelin sheath and you slowly lose

control of you body movements.

So, take care or you body try to eat a balanced

meal that is right for you body everyone is a little

different. Some people can get violently ill if they

eat the wrong food, some people just a little


Lose weight naturally

In my first post I mentioned getting tested with a

Vega machine by a naturopath, this machine will

tell you what foods you digest better. If you do

this you will lose weight naturally without dieting

without pills or exercising.

I know because I have tried it and it worked for

me ! I went from 195 pounds to 175 pounds in 2

weeks and I was not dieting or exercising I was

actually eating a lot but the right foods for me.

Take care of yourself get yourself tested and you

will live a long and healthy life and make sure you

are getting enough B !