How are you getting your B Vitamins?
By Camala Lapray
Feb 1 | 2018
We know that many of you set goals to live a healthy lifestyle in 2018. Hopefully you used our Build The Path worksheet
to stay on track to achieve those goals. Part of living a healthy lifestyle means getting your daily dose of all the important vitamins.
A great benefit to chewing Run Gum is that you will be consuming B6 and B12 vitamins as you’re chewing. If you aren’t familiar yet with the importance of these vitamins continue reading to learn more on why they’re so important.
B Vitamins are used by our bodies to convert the food we consume into energy which we use to function everyday. The B Vitamins are important for metabolism, brain and liver function, growth, and building blood cells, as well as for maintaining healthy hair, skin, and vision.
B6 - (2.2mg per piece of Run Gum) - 129% of the Daily Value
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) — one of the eight B Vitamins plays key roles in keeping the brain and nervous system functioning properly, says Sonya Angelone, RDN, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Vitamin B6 is involved in production of hemoglobin, the protein in blood that carries oxygen throughout the body.”
B6 is also needed for proper brain function (for people of all ages). It helps the body make the hormones serotonin (which regulates mood) and norepinephrine (which helps your body cope with stress). Vitamin B6 also helps the body make melatonin, which is important in helping regulate your internal clock and your sleep.
Some of the top sources of B6 are found in protein-rich foods such as beans, meat, poultry, and fish.
B12 - (3mcg per piece of Run Gum) - 125% of the Daily Value
B12 (cyanocobalamin) is known to help with our nervous system, blood-cell formation, digestion, and brain function, and helps prevent anemia and enhance our moods. An important thing to note is that vitamin B12 is something that we don’t make ourselves; instead, we need to get it through our diets or supplementation. On top of that, it’s also a water-soluble vitamin, which means we need to replenish it every single day, since it doesn’t get stored in our bodies like fat-soluble vitamins.
B12 can be found in beef liver, eggs, dairy, some fortified cereals and grains, as well as nutritional yeast. Vitamin
B12 deficiencies can also cause someone to feel weak, fatigued, constipated, anemic, and even depressed.
We know that your nutrition is important to you so we hope that this information about Vitamin B’s comes useful in sharing with your customers.
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