B vitamins belong to a set of water-soluble vitamins or say a class of water-soluble vitamins. B vitamins are important in cell metabolism. Cells are most essential part of our human body, since our body is made of different kinds of cells, which makes B vitamins essential for humans. There are a number of B vitamins. These vitamins are members of the set B vitamins. Almost each of them holds similar names. However, they have proven to be different in their chemical characteristics and behavior. Scientific research has proven this true. It is possible, that several B vitamins can be acquired through a single food item. There are eight vitamins in total, which fall under the category of B vitamin or are members of the set of B vitamins. It is possible that a single food item (Scientifically known as dietary supplement) consist of all eight B vitamins. Such dietary supplement is known as vitamin B complex. Individual B vitamins are separated by giving them unique names according to their characteristics and chemical behavior. Following is a list of these B vitamins:

  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B5
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B7
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12

These B vitamins are divided into two categories. First one is Cofactor, (known as coenzyme) and second one precursor. Cofactors are responsible for handling various metabolic processes of various cells in the human body. On the other hand, precursors are responsible for the creation of metabolic processes and Cofactors.

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