• Wellness
  • February 5, 2021

Real talk: here’s what those B vitamins *actually* do

You know B vitamins are good for you, but do you know what they actually do for your health? Let’s break down the benefits of every B vitamin you’ll find in our drinks, from Mude to So.Beer.

But first, what are B vitamins?

Put simply, B vitamins are responsible for making sure your cells are functioning correctly, whether that means helping to boost your energy levels or keeping hair and nails ultra-strong. Each B vitamin plays a different role, which is why we went to so much trouble to make sure they naturally occur in all of our drinks, ensuring every sip gives you a true health kick. In fact, we’ve bound B vitamins to the liquid – we call it the Isotonic SuperLiquid – which allows them to enter your bloodstream quickly, so you experience the effects fast.

1. Vitamin B2 benefits

Also known as riboflavin, vitamin B2 is your all-rounder. It’s essential for overall health but it’s believed to be especially good for boosting your energy – no coffee necessary. Plus, instead of making you feel wired and tired like a jolt of caffeine might, it’s known for creating a more balanced, awakened feeling. If more energy is your goal, take it one step further with a sip of Mude Play, which combines that B2 (and all of the B vits on this page) with a vitalising dose of green tea extract.

2. Vitamin B3 benefits

One reason people supplement B3 (aka niacin) is to up their brain function. In fact, it’s said that symptoms of brain fog – when you lack focus and don’t quite feel like yourself – can be linked to a niacin deficiency. While we use it in all of our drinks, those wanting to feel extra sharp might be especially drawn to Mude Work, which teams those vitamins with amino acids – also said to enhance mental clarity.

3. Vitamin B6 benefits

Not only is vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) said to help your body produce the feel-good hormone, serotonin, but it’s also believed to assist with muscle contractions. This counts whether you’re a fitness lover or not, but studies say that those who workout frequently are more likely to have a B6 deficiency. Runners, yogis and HIIT lovers alike can dose up with any one of our drinks, but if you really want to fuel your cardio, look out for the launch of our Trainr drinks, coming soon.

4. Benefits of Vitamin B7

You’ll find vitamin B7 – mostly referred to as biotin – in a whole host of beauty supplements. Why? Because it’s a game-changer for thicker hair, stronger nails and calmer skin. Hairdressers and manicurists alike recommend B7 for a whole host of conditions, from fine, lacklustre strands to nailbeds that are easily broken.

5. Benefits of Vitamin B9

Better known as folic acid, you’ll have heard of vitamin B9’s benefits for pregnant women. But, did you know it can also help to support your immune system? Those who are folate-deficient have been known to be more susceptible to infection, making this healthy powerhouse one of our go-to’s when we’re feeling run-down. No wonder, then, that it’s such an important ingredient in our ImmunoBoost™ blend; the health-enhancing cocktail of B vitamins that, with the Isotonic SuperLiquid, makes our drinks so good for you.

6. Benefits of Vitamin B12

Another energy booster, vitamin B12 plays a huge role in the production of red blood cells, as well as the functioning of your nervous system. However, deficiencies are common – especially in those who are vegan – which is why it’s such a popular supplement, and such a key part of our Isotonic SuperLiquid.

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