Vitamin B and It’s Effect on Mental Health

What is Vitamin B

In this article, we will talk about the effects of Vitamin B on Mental Health. Let’s briefly talk about Vitamin B and its effects on Mental Health. Vitamin B is a class of water-soluble vitamins that play an important role in cell metabolism and red blood cell synthesis.

What are the types of Vitamin B?

Although they share common names (B1, B2, B3, etc.), these vitamins are biologically distinct compounds that frequently coexist in the same foods. Dietary supplements containing all eight are commonly referred to as a complex of vitamin B.

Proper nutrition plays an important role in the development of intelligence in children. Vitamin B is especially essential and effective in maintaining mental health in children.

The main symptoms of vitamin B deficiency are;

  • Nausea,
  • Abdominal pain,
  • Inhale and exhale problems
  • Indigestion.

8 Types of Vitamin B

There are 8 types of B vitamins that are important for general health and mental health. Since these vitamins are water-soluble and the body doesn’t store them, it is very important to take these vitamins through food and nutritional supplements under medical supervision.

Thiamin: Also known as vitamin B1, this vitamin is important for nerve function. Thiamin deficiency causes confusion, a low level of coordination skills, and fatigue. It is found in cereals, nuts, seeds, and red meat, and white rice.

Vitamin B12: This vitamin, which is present in meat and dairy products, provides the correct neural transmission rate and DNA replication when taken adequately. Without this necessary nutrient supply, children may experience low levels of perception, fatigue, and tingling in the hands and feet. Serious deficiency may go up to dementia and memory loss.

Riboflavin: The deficiency of vitamin B2, known as riboflavin, can cause eye burns and eye fatigue. As a result, children may not want to read due to visual disturbances caused by the deficiency of child B2. Riboflavin also serves to calm the nervous system. Milk, yogurt, cheese, almonds, boiled eggs, and spinach are riboflavin sources. 

vitamin b and it's effect on mental health
Vitamin B and It’s Effect on Mental Health

Niacin: Known as vitamin B3 and niacin, this vitamin is necessary for skin health, digestive system, and nervous system. Niacin, which is present in any food containing protein, is heat sensitive and can easily burn. There are symptoms such as dementia, diarrhea, and inflammation.

Pantothenic Acid (B5): Pantothenic acid deficiency is rare and usually does not affect mental development.

Biotin: Also known as vitamin B7, this vitamin is essential for every metabolism. Biotin-rich foods such as cauliflower, eggs, peanuts, and mushrooms can be consumed to avoid biotin deficiency. Thus avoiding symptoms of wilt, dry skin, hallucinations, depression, and burning of the skin.

Vitamin B6: Known as Pyridoxine or vitamin B6, this vitamin aids in the development of neurotransmitters, increases mind processing power and development. In some cases, it’s possible to prevent memory loss and ADHD by taking too much vitamin B6 food and nutritional supplements (under the supervision of a physician). The nutrients that this vitamin contains are banana, brewer’s yeast, legumes, eggs, and sunflower seeds.

Last Updated on November 5, 2021 by Patric Johnson

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