The Power of Vitamin B

The Power of Vitamin B

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Vitamin B is so very important for both kids and adults. That’s why we include it in our KidsLuv drinks! Nutritionist, Nancy Guberti, is sharing more about this power-house vitamin in this blog post.

What is Vitamin B?

There are eight powerful water-soluble B vitamins collectively called Vitamin B Complex. 

Let's get acquainted with the B family: 

  • thiamine (B1)
  • riboflavin (B2)
  • niacin (B3)
  • pantothenic acid (B5)
  • pyridoxine (B6)
  • biotin (B7)
  • folate (B9)
  • cobalamin (B12) 

Vitamin B is vital to help the body produce red blood cells and assist in metabolic functioning.

Vitamin B deficiency in kids can impact their nervous system, leading to symptoms like anxiety, irritability, fatigue, depression, concentration issues, a tingling sensation, and numbness.  

B Vitamin deficiency can lead to anemia, developmental delays, GI issues, poor blood formation, hindered growth, weak muscles, eye pain, and skin rashes. A deficiency in Vitamin B12 is relatively common and can lead to anemia, fatigue, and nerve issues. It’s clearly a very important vitamin!

Eating a diet lacking in wholesome nutrients for a few months may cause a B-group vitamin deficiency. It is essential to eat well-balanced, nutritious food to ensure you are getting adequate amounts of these vitamins.

Where can we get Vitamin B?

Some of the essential food sources of the vitamin B complex are:

  • Fruits like oranges, clementines, watermelon, and grapefruit
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Dairy products
  • Fish and seafood
  • Eggs, Meat
  • Whole grains
  • Legumes like peas and beans
  • Potatoes
  • Nuts
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Liver
  • Poultry
  • KidsLuv drinks!

A single serving of KidsLuv is filled with vegan vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and more.

KidsLuv beverages are nutritious and deliciously full of vitamins to fuel the body. In one 8oz serving of KidsLuv, your child will 'luvingly' receive Vitamin D (50%), Calcium (8%), Potassium (25mg), Vitamin A (80%), Vitamin C (70%), Vitamin E (90%), Riboflavin (15%), Niacin (100%), Vitamin B6 (100%), Folate (50%), Vitamin B12 (100%), Sodium (95mg).  (Note: The Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet and children ages four years or older.

If you’re concerned your child isn’t getting the vitamins and minerals they need in their daily diet, consider supplementing with KidsLuv drinks!

 

Always discuss with your health care provider before starting any new food or supplement regimen.

Nancy Guberti is a Functional Medicine Specialist, Nutritionist, and passionate to empower others to become their health advocate. She is the founder of Total Wellness Empowerment Membership & Podcast, Look and Feel Great Method, and Raising Achievers & Givers: Positively Powerful Parent program. Learn more & be empowered at nancyguberti.com.

Research: 

Vitamin B-12 Deficiency in Children Is Associated with Grade Repetition and School Absenteeism, Independent of Folate, Iron, Zinc, or Vitamin A Status Biomarkers 

Minh-Cam Duong, Mercedes Mora-Plazas, Constanza Marín, Eduardo Villamor

The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 145, Issue 7, July 2015, Pages 1541–1548, https://doi.org/10.3945/jn.115.211391