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7 B-Vitamins You Need For Long Lasting Energy

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7 B-Vitamins You Need For Long Lasting Energy

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Our bodies need B-Vitamins to function. We can't make them naturally, so we pack our diets with fruits, veggies, proteins and fiber, and take supplements to get them. But even then, sometimes our diet and lifestyle just doesn't give us the coverage we need.

Here are all the B vitamins and why it's important to have enough of each in your diet, according to the latest studies:

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1 is also known as thiamin or thiamine - which is an essential nutrient that all tissues of the body need to function properly. Vitamin B1 is found in many foods including yeast, cereal grains, beans, nuts, and meat. It's water-soluble and very important for energy metabolism and the healthy growth and function of our body's cells.* We can't produce thiamin on our own, which means we have to get it through our diet.

Vitamin B2

Vitamin B-2, or riboflavin, is naturally found in some foods such as grains, plants, and dairy products. It is crucial for breaking down food components, absorbing other nutrients, and maintaining tissues.

One interesting thing about riboflavin (and other B vitamins as well) is its connection to the bacteria in your gut. Certain microbes living in the large intestine can produce riboflavin, which can then be absorbed and used by your body. If you need a little extra motivation to eat your veggies, you'll be happy to know that studies have shown that more riboflavin is produced after eating vegetables than meats.


Vitamin B3

Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, is an important nutrient. In fact, every part of your body needs it to function properly. Vitamin B3 is important for converting food to energy by helping enzymes do their job.* Furthermore, it plays a role in cell signaling and making and repairing DNA, in addition to acting as an antioxidant (3). Recent studies show that Vitamin B3 may help the innate immune system kill antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria, the so-called "superbugs". Eggs, fish, and legumes all contain great levels of this vitamin.

Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 is also known as pantothenic acid, or Pantothenate. The word pantothenic comes from the Greek "pantou," meaning everywhere. Nearly all foods contain small quantities of pantothenic acid. Vitamin B5 is a water-soluble vitamin from the B group of vitamins. It helps produce energy by breaking down fats and carbohydrates. It also promotes healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. People need B5 to synthesize and metabolize fats, proteins, and coenzyme A. So what foods contain B5? There's good news and bad news here. The good news is that almost all whole foods (both plant-based and animal-based) contain B5 to some degree. The bad news is that processing decreases the amount of B5 in a food by as much as 80 percent.  

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is one of the B vitamins that benefits the central nervous system. Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin that your body needs for several functions. It’s significant to protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism and the creation of red blood cells and neurotransmitters. Your body cannot produce vitamin B6, so you must obtain it from foods or supplements. According to the FDA, it may also help to support a healthy vascular system when combined with a well-balanced, heart-healthy diet.*


Vitamin B7

You're probably already familiar with vitamin B7, which is more commonly referred to as biotin. Biotin is pretty famous for its ability to promote healthy skin, but it's also important for immune system health and—you guessed it!—energy production and metabolism.* Salmon, sunflower seeds, sweet potato, and eggs are great sources of biotin.

Vitamin B9

Vitamin B9 was first discovered in yeast, but later isolated from spinach leaves. For this reason, it was given the names folic acid or folate, words derived from the Latin word folium, meaning “leaf.” Vitamin B9 acts as a coenzyme and is essential for cell growth, DNA formation and amino acid metabolism. It is very important during periods of rapid cell division and growth, such as pregnancy and giving Vitamin B9 to your kids! Additionally, it is required for the formation of red and white blood cells, so deficiency may lead to anemia.



NutriDrip IM Super B’s Booster shot is 100% bioavailable, meaning that your body absorbs the total amount, and is the highest quality nutrient that benefits your health. The 5 second shot combines 6 powerful B Vitamins including Methylcobalamin B12. These B Vitamins boost your body’s systems that support mood, energy production, memory, immune system and even hair and nail health.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.




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5 best ways to boost your Magnesium levels

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5 best ways to boost your Magnesium levels

Photo: @Artfully79

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5 best ways to boost your Magnesium levels

Magnesium holds a major part in maintaining body processes like muscle and nerve function, the regulation of our heart rate, blood pressure, hormone production, energy production and so much more. Long story short: it’s the building blocks of maintaining healthy muscles and strong bones, while eliminating cramps, headaches and even migraines.  

Women need about 310 to 320 milligrams per day, depending on age, and men require about 400 to 420 milligrams per day. However, many people fall short, especially if they’re living in the big city full of urban pollutants and heavy metals which are inevitable to avoid.

The most common sign of a magnesium deficiency is low energy levels and muscle cramps. To get your levels up quickly, use at least 4-5 of these simple techniques.

1. Eat Magnesium rich foods. The top ten foods sources highest in Magnesium are:

  • Kelp

  • Almonds

  • Cashews

  • Molasses

  • Buckwheat

  • Brazil nuts

  • Dulse

  • Filberts

  • Millet

  • Pecans

 
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2. Stop doing things that waste your Magnesium. Things to avoid if you want to keep your Magnesium levels high:

  • Cooked foods - cooked foods can actually strip minerals from the body. Instead, eat plenty of raw foods (nuts, seeds, vegetables).

  • Alcohol consumption

  • Non-organic farmed “foods” come from deficient soil that uses herbicides and pesticides that can deplete Magnesium.

  • Refined sugar, including corn syrup and artificial sweeteners.

  • Prolonged stress - Magnesium will leech out quickly if the emotions aren't brought back into balance. Yoga will help with this.

  • Cheap common table salt - replace it with good quality Himalayan crystal salt or Celtic Sea salt.

  • Tap water that is laced with poisonous sodium fluoride - get a good water filter

 

3. Magnesium oil that can be rubbed into the skin. If you combine Magnesium rich foods with Magnesium in a topical form, it restores magnesium levels faster.

 

4. Make sure you get enough of these nutrients to utilize, absorb and keep Magnesium in your body:

  • Vitamin D3

  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

  • Selenium

  • Vitamin E

  • Vitamin B6

  • The Super B’s Booster shot combines 6 powerful B vitamins, including MethylCobalamin B12. These B vitamins boost your body’s systems that support mood, energy production, memory, immune system and even hair and nail health.

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5. Use the NutriCALM IV infusion  when you’re in need of an extra boost of Magnesium, whether it be from muscle & joint pain, general soreness like back / neck pain, relief stress, or even after a busy work schedule to recharge and bounce back. Key Nutrients include Vitamin C, B-complex, Calcium gluconate, B5, Zinc, Magnesium, Glycine, Taurine, plus Procaine, Zinc and Glycine. Not only will Magnesium allow you to sleep like a baby through its ability to relax muscles, but will help speed up recovery while fighting off headaches and body aches.

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