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The first vitamin discovered was B1 – thiamine. In 1987, by Dutch physician Christian Eijkman while studying a peculiar disease in the Dutch West Indies – Beriberi. B vitamins have a great deal to do with your metabolism and cell growth. B12 and B9 are frequently deficient in seniors. Below is a list of the B vitamins - what they do for your body, the best food sources to make sure you get your Bs and how much you need per day Vitamin B1 - (Thiamine) Helps the body convert carbohydrates and fat into energy

Minding the B Vitamins

Since we are in the hottest outdoor temperatures of the year, I wanted to make you aware of a number of disorders that could result. Our bodies depend on strict control of temperature because we stay alive because of constant chemical reactions and the speed of these reactions depends on our body’s temperature. Lower the temperature and the reactions slow and raise it and they speed up.

Heat-Related Health Problems