B-complex vitamin

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Noun1.B-complex vitamin - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitaminsB-complex vitamin - 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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Egg yolks contain a B-complex vitamin called choline, which is essential for the maintenance of brain cells and neuro-transmitters.
This B-complex vitamin can be found in many healthy foods, including cereals, pastas and breads, which are often fortified with folates.
* Eggs--Besides being a good source of protein, eggs contain some vitamin D, as well as biotin, a B-complex vitamin that may have a role in the development of keratin.
Indeed, deficiency of that B-complex vitamin has been associated with increased risks of several conditions such as dementia, strokes, and cancer (Mischoulon & Raab, 2007; Wang et al., 2007).
Folate is a B-complex vitamin needed by the body to manufacture red blood cells, and a deficiency of this vitamin causes certain types of anemia.
Choline is a naturally occurring B-complex vitamin that helps prevent the accumulation of fat in the liver.
Taking a B-complex vitamin, milk thistle and eating more protein in your diet may help.
Most multivitamins and many of the B-complex vitamin supplements contain enough biotin to meet intake guidelines.
In one study vitiligo improved after patients supplemented their diet with a B-complex vitamin and took HCl after each meal.
Nicotinic acid, more commonly known as niacin, is the familiar B-complex vitamin that helps the body metabolize or break down carbohydrates, fats and protein into compounds that the body needs to maintain good health.
Folic acid, a B-complex vitamin, is mostly known for its ability to reduce the risk of babies being born with birth defects such as spina bifida.