Physiological functions of B vitamins:
1. Participate in the metabolism of three major nutrients.
2. Nutrients needed to make blood.
3. Maintain the normal function of the nervous system.
4. Help the metabolism and decomposition of alcohol.
There are many kinds of B vitamins, so they are called "family".
Common family members include vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), folic acid, etc.
The main causes of B vitamin deficiency are:
1. The vitamin B family of grains mainly exists in the germ. Eating refined rice and noodles with alkaline added often will lead to insufficient intake of vitamin B family.
2. Poor diet and living habits, such as drinking, smoking, and drinking coffee, can affect vitamin absorption or increase consumption. High-sugar and high-fat diets require B vitamins to be metabolized.
3. Taking western medicine for a long time can reduce the absorption of vitamins. Vitamins are unstable in an alkaline environment and are easily destroyed.
4. Improper cooking methods, such as excessive stewing, frying, frying, and boiling, will lead to a large amount of vitamin loss.