B Vitamins Directory
The B vitamins, such as thiamine, riboflavin, B6, B12, and folic acid (folate) help the body with the health of red blood cells nerves, the heart, and the brain. Anemia, memory loss, fatigue, weakness, and digestive problems are signs of low B vitamins. These vitamins can be found in fish, meats, poultry, eggs, and dairy products. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what the B vitamins are, how they help the body, how much you need, and much more.
Vitamin B-12 for Health
Low vitamin B-12 can cause fatigue, weakness, memory loss, and other problems with the nervous system. WebMD explains how and when to take a B-12 supplement.
Niacin (Vitamin B3)
WebMD explains the role of niacin - vitamin B3 - in improving cholesterol levels and lowering cardiovascular health risks.
Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Vitamin B12 is essential for good health, but some people may not be getting enough. WebMD tells you about symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency and how it can be treated.
Folic Acid for Good Health
Folic acid (folate) is a type of B vitamin that's key for cell growth, metabolism, and for pregnant women. WebMD tells you how to get enough folate in your diet and recommended dosages for children and adults.
Vitamins and Antioxidants for Your Skin
No magic pill can restore youth, but some vitamins and supplements can help improve the health and quality of your skin.
Taking Too Many Vitamins? Side Effects of Vitamin Overdosing
Find out why taking too many vitamins and minerals can be unhealthy and even dangerous. Be sure you’re getting the right amount.
Fortifying Your Memory With Supplements
As we age, we all want to avoid memory loss. Can supplements like ginkgo and ginseng help?
The ABCs of Vitamins
Find out the history behind the most popular vitamin supplements.
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What Are the Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiency?
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The ABCs of Vitamins
Discover the benefits of vitamins and test your knowledge in this quiz. How much do you know about the vitamins you get, and are you getting all the vitamin benefits in your daily food?