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B complex

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B complex

n
(Biochemistry) short for vitamin B complex
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B complex

The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Noun1.B complex - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitaminsB complex - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
choline - a B-complex vitamin that is a constituent of lecithin; essential in the metabolism of fat
inositol - an optically inactive alcohol that is a component of the vitamin B complex
pantothen, pantothenic acid - a vitamin of the vitamin B complex that performs an important role in the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates and certain amino acids; occurs in many foods
water-soluble vitamin - any vitamin that is soluble in water
aneurin, antiberiberi factor, thiamin, thiamine, vitamin B1 - a B vitamin that prevents beriberi; maintains appetite and growth
antipernicious anemia factor, cobalamin, cyanocobalamin, vitamin B12 - a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
hepatoflavin, lactoflavin, ovoflavin, riboflavin, vitamin B2, vitamin G - a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss
adermin, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, pyridoxine, vitamin B6 - a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch
folacin, folate, folic acid, pteroylglutamic acid, pteroylmonoglutamic acid, vitamin Bc, vitamin M - a B vitamin that is essential for cell growth and reproduction
niacin, nicotinic acid - a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract
biotin, vitamin H - a B vitamin that aids in body growth
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Several of the B vitamins have long been known to nourish the brain.
The B vitamins folic acid, B6 and B12 are increasingly being looked at for their potential health benefits.
B vitamins, such as folic acid (folate), cyanocobalamin ([B.sub.12]), pyridoxine ([B.sub.6]), pantothenate ([B.sub.5]), niacin ([B.sub.3]), riboflavin ([B.sub.2]) and thiamin ([B.sub.1]) serve a variety of important functions in the body.
There are a total of eight B vitamins, but new evidence suggests that these three may play pivotal roles in reducing heart disease and cancer.
Manufacturers add back only a small fraction-a few B vitamins and iron-of what they've taken out.
Extra B vitamins will help provide you with extra energy.
Bathe your brain with B's: Adequate intake of the B vitamins folic acid (folate), B6 and B12 help keep the amino acid homocysteine in check.
The Basics: Carb-Smart provides 150% of the Daily Value (DV) for nearly all the B vitamins, including biotin, and 150% of the DV for vitamins C and E.
Adequate intake of these three B vitamins can lower blood homocysteine levels, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease and possibly mental impairment.