Are you looking for tips and tricks to feeling great during the cold and flu season? Well, you’re in luck! I have one tip today that will help – Vitamin B.
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YES! Did you know that Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 are designed to help you feel your best all the time and are essential to good health? They are! And, I’m going to break it all down for you today so that you can be on your way to staying healthy and well this cold and flu season!
The B vitamin family is made up of eight B vitamins that are commonly recognized together as a group and work together for different body functions. Each of the B vitamins performs unique and important functions. But today we’re going to talk about how Vitamin B and Vitamin B12 work and how to get them.
Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12
Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 work together to:
– Ease Stress
— Treat anxiety and depression
— Aid memory
— Relieve PMS
— Reduce heart-disease risk
Why Do You Need Vitamin B?
Vitamin B6 and B12’s job is to help support adrenal function, help calm and maintain a healthy nervous system, and is necessary for key metabolic processes that keep our bodies functioning smoothly.
Vitamin B6 also is key in the breakdown and utilization of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
Not getting enough Vitamin B6 can lead to dermatitis, cracked and sore lips, inflamed tongue and mouth, confusion, depression and even insomnia.
Vitamin B12 benefits are vital to the development and maintenance of red blood cells, nerve cells, and normal myelination (covering) of nerve cells. It also aids in the production of DNA, RNA, and neurotransmitters.
Vitamin B12 deficiency leads to fatigue, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, numbness, heart palpitations, bleeding gums and mouth sores, nausea, poor appetite, and diarrhea.
A lot of these symptoms can come on gradually until they are affecting your daily life. Getting enough of Vitamin B is key to good health in so many areas!
How Do I Get Enough Vitamin B?
A balanced diet that includes brewer’s yeast, bananas, cereal grains, legumes, vegetables (especially carrots, spinach and peas), potatoes, milk, cheese, eggs, fish and sunflower seeds is a great way to get Vitamin B6 naturally.
The best sources for Vitamin B12 comes from animal-derived foods, including dairy products, eggs, meat, fish, poultry, and shellfish.
Do Supplements Help?
Yes! Supplements DO help you get enough Vitamin B to combat the deficiency symptoms and help you feeling your best!
Taking a daily mulit-vitamin can help, but my favorite way to get in enough Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 is through an Immunity Product such as Ricola Herbal Immunity Lozenges!
Ricola Herbal Immunity Lozenges taste great and give me my daily dose of Vitamin C, B6 and B12! (Read more about Vitamin C on my post: 3 Ways Vitamin C Can Keep You Healthy and Fit!)
With just 4 drops daily for 7 days, I can boost my immunity that helps fight fatigue while supporting the immune system! Vitamins B6 and B12 aid the body in most efficiently using energy; they do so by playing an essential role when carbohydrates are converted into glucose. Glucose is needed to stay alert, as it is our main source of energy and are also a main ingredient in these drops! So, they’re good all the way around!
With no artificial flavors or colors and free of genetically modified ingredients, Ricola Herbal Immunity Lozenges are a great way to get in the Vitamin B and Vitamin B12 I need daily – and my kids, too!
New Ricola Herbal Immunity is available in two varieties that are available in CVS, Walgreens, and Rite-Aid stores nationwide :
- Ricola Herbal Immunity Citrus Herb Lozenges
- Ricola Herbal Immunity Honey Herb Lozenges
Ricola Herbal Immunity harnesses the power of herbs, ginseng and vitamins B6, B12 and C to boost immunity strength and fight fatigue.
Keep your energy up during a busy time of year and stay healthy and feeling great by making sure you are getting enough Vitamin B with these amazing benefits and tips!