An ever-popular natural product, B complex supplements provide all eight of the B vitamins (a class of nutrients essential for energy production). Often touted as natural immune-boosters and mood-lifters, B complex supplements are also said to enhance heart health, alleviate anxiety, and soothe skin disorders.
In recent years, several studies have shown that B vitamins can help with a host of health conditions. For example, a 2010 report from PLoS ONE indicates that B vitamins may help protect against age-related memory problems. In a 2010 study from Stroke, scientists discovered that loading up on B vitamins may fight heart disease. What's more, an animal-based study published earlier this year in Gut suggests that women who increase their B vitamin intake while pregnant may reduce their children's risk of colon cancer.
To boost your B vitamin intake, look to foods like leafy greens, fortified cereal, nuts, citrus, and eggs--or talk to your doctor about whether a B complex supplement is right for you.