Water Soluble B-Vitamins

Shelby Beasley

Role of Vitamin B in the Body

Vitamins are chemical compounds we receive from food that are necessary for regulating metabolic processes. There are five major vitamins: A, B, C, D, E, and K. Most of these are fat-soluble, but vitamins B and C are water-soluble. B-vitamins are largely responsible for cell metabolism. They are necessary for the creation and transfer of energy within each cell. There are eight different types of B-vitamins each with their own specific role.

Vitamin B Deficiency

Not getting enough vitamin B can be very harmful to your body. It can result in memory loss, insomnia, edema, weakness, dermatitis, confusion, anemia or many other life-threatening diseases.

Vitamin B Toxicity

Taking too much vitamin B can also be harmful to the body. Though it has far fewer side effects than deficiency, it is still dangerous. Some possible side effects: neurological damage, acne, lesions, and anaphylaxis.

Major Sources of Vitamin B

An Acrostic

V-ery important to get enough of.

I-nvolved in cellular metabolism.

T-he first of two water-soluble vitamins.

A-n essential ingredient of a healthy body.

M-ajor creator of energy in cells.

I-ndispensable without major side effects.

N-ot so bad if you take in too much.

B-est vitamin ever!