The complexity of our nervous system is clear to see when you observe the different parts that come with B Vitamins.

B Vitamins are essential to the nervous system, providing the electric energy needed to spark communication between the numerous of nerve endings in the body.

Some of the official names will be familiar to anyone who has read a box of vitamin-fortified cereal.

B1 is thiamine. It’s good for the nerves and brain and the red blood cells. It also facilitates the body’s use of protein and also the digestion those proteins.

B2 is riboflavin. It helps to produce strong red blood cells.

B3 is niacin / nicotinic acid. It helps the body process carbohydrates, proteins and starch. It also helps circulation.

B4 is a protein/amino acid.

B5 is pantothenic acid. It helps to reduce stress while also bringing balance to the adrenal glands. This one also helps produce cortisone.

B6 is pyridoxine. This one is a powerhouse of vitamin goodness, providing benefits to protein and fat assimilation, it’s good for the nervous system. It balances mental problems, enzymes and minerals.

B12 is cyanocobalamin and it’s very popular. It’s very good for red blood cell production and treats anemia. It’s also good for enzyme work.

B13 is Orotic Acid. It’s good for cells and for digestion.

Further research is needed to determine if there are more vitamins out there. Until then, eat your sea vegetables and look to these books for more information:

African Holistic Health by Dr. Llaila Afrika.


The Essential Vegetarian Cookbook by Whitecap Books.