How to be beautiful and brilliant? Don’t read too far into it, literally. The answer to obtaining these characteristics can be found in the first letter of each word—B, as in vitamin B!

Not everyone is aware of the wondrous vitamin B, which is really a group of vitamins that includes thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pyridoxine (B6), folic acid (B9) and cobalamin (B12). For starters, B vitamins are associated with improved skin hydration and cell repair—aka a good complexion, a faster metabolism and mega brainpower. As if that’s not impressive enough, studies point out other benefits of vitamin B, which include improved immune response and enhanced energy levels. As an added bonus: Studies show an adequate intake of folic acid during pregnancy is crucial for a healthy mom and her baby, reducing the risk of birth defects.

 

To learn more about vitamin B, and foods that contain vitamin B, check out our slideshow above!

 

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