• Vitamin B6: What if I Miss a Day of My Fortified Breakfast Cereal?

    Vitamin B6: What if I Miss a Day of My Fortified Breakfast Cereal?
    Vitamin B6 is a critical water soluble nutrient. However, it's not actually a singular compound. It's a general name for, you guessed it, 6 different compounds that all have Vitamin B6 activity. (1) All the different forms that can be supplemented have equal effectiveness. Vitamin B6 is a necessary nutrient because it's involved in more than 100 different enzyme reactions. It also plays a role in...
  • What You Did Not Know About Vitamin B12

    What You Did Not Know About Vitamin B12
    Vitamin B12 is perhaps the most well-known of the 8 different "B" Vitamins. FUN FACT: It's called Vitamin B12 and not Vitamin B8 because 4 compounds were at one point considered "B" Vitamins, but are no longer. This is why there are only 8 "B" Vitamins today. Its other name is cobalamin because it contains the trace mineral cobalt. (1) Yes a mineral inside...
  • Have You Got Your Vitamin D Today?

    Have You Got Your Vitamin D Today?
    Vitamin D or the "sunshine vitamin" has gained quite a bit of popularity in the last few years. And for good reason! It's a critical part of so many different systems in your body. Vitamin D is also called calciferol, and can be further specified as ergocalciferol (Vitamin D2), or cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3). Vitamin D2 can be found in small amounts in certain plants...