Vitamin B: How Important is it?
Vitamin B is a necessity for all human beings. It is one of the few vitamins that is not produces by our bodies and must be taken in our diets. Vitamin B - or Folic Acids - is especially important for pregnant women, or women trying to become pregnant. Having sufficient Folic acid in the body of a pregnant woman can prevent many major birth defects.
The daily dosage should be 400 Micrograms (400 mcg) starting at least one month before getting pregnant and should continue during pregnancy.
The two easiest ways to get your enough Vitamin B are through a bowl of cereal, make sure to read the label on the box, double check that it contains 100% of your daily Vitamin B or Folic Acid, or by taking a daily multivitamin that contains Folic acid.
Other benefits for Vitamin B are: protecting against lung, colon, and cervix cancers. Slowing memory decline associated with aging. Vitamin B also helps in maintaining a healthy nervous system, and is very necessary for metabolic processes.
Alcoholics, pregnant women are at a higher risk of vitamin B deficiency.