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B Vitamin
Vitamin B1 is also know as thiamine. Vitamin B1 in the form of thiamine hydrochloride, is a white crystalline powder with a yeast like odour and a saltish taste. Vitamin B1 is a water soluble. It is vital to normal functioning of the nervous system and metabolism. Keeps digestive system functioning well. Vitamin B helps produce hydrochloric acid needed for proper digestion, supports normal growth and development. It is also great for the brain and may help with depression and assist with memory and learning.

B12 Vitamin (Cyanocobalamin)
Vitamin B12, known as cyanocobalamin, cobolamin and also known as the energy vitamin is a very widely researched vitamin, and used in supplementation to a very large degree. Vitamin B12 is also linked to the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that assists memory and learning. Works to release food energy. B12 has benefits for burn and recently injured patient, aids with production and regeneration of red blood cells. It is often used with older people to give an energy boost, assist in preventing mental deterioration and helps with speeding up thought processes. Could be used to improve immune system. Vitamin B12 i s also used in the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.

B15 Vitamin (Pangamic acid)
Vitamin B15 (Pangamic acid) is water-soluble. B15 aidis in lowering cholesterol blood levels, aid in protein synthesis, neutralize liquor cravings etc. It increases tolerance to hypoxia (insufficient oxygen to tissues and cells) and has been used to treat cancer, schizophrenia and heart disease.

B17 Vitamin (Amygdalin)
Vitamin B17 (Amygdalin) was first isolated in 1830 and was used as an anticancer agent in Russia as early as 1845. It has been used as preventive and anti-cancer effect. Laetrile may however help with reducing blood pressure and the pain associated with arthritis.

B2 Vitamin
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is manufactured in the body by the intestinal flora and is easily absorbed, although very small quantities are stored, so there is a constant need for this vitamin. This vitamin is essential to energy generation, nerve development, blood cell development, and the regulation of certain hormones. B2 is essential for growth, eyes, skin, nails, hair, for iron, pyridoxine, and niacin functions and releasing food energy. Together with vitamin A, it maintains and improves the mucous membranes in the digestive tract. B2 will greatly benifit people with excess stress or who have undergone recent surgery.

B3 Vitamin (Niacin)
Vitamin B3 is also know as niacin, acts like other B vitamins to create enzymes that are essential to metabolic cell activity, synthesize hormones, repair genetic material, and maintain normal functioning of the nervous system. Vitamin b3 is necessary for red blood cell formation and blood circulation, lowers cholesterol and is a vasodilator. It assists in the maintenance of skin, nerves, and blood vessels. B3 is necessary for proper circulation and a healthy nervous system. B3 aids the gastrointestinal trac, helps with poor digestion, has many benefits for pregnant or breastfeeding women, potential reduction in heart attacks, depression, and migraine headaches and is essential for genetic material repair.

B5 Vitamin (Pantothenic Acid)

B6 Vitamin (Pyridoxine)
Vitamin B6 otherwise known as pyridoxine, performs as a coenzyme to carry out metabolic processes that affect the body's use of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Vitamin B6 is essential for nerve impulse transmission within the brain and is necessary for antibody production. It helps metabolize fats and carbohydrates, helps with proper DNA and RNA action, nervous system, and brain funtions and it functions as a tranquilizer. B6 plays an important part in metabolizing unsaturated fatty acids to vitamin E,helps keep blood healthy, promotes red cell formation and supports normal hemoglobin level. It is essential to cell respiration, helps with the reduction of PMS symptoms and inflammation of arthritis and carpal-tunnel syndrome may be reduced.

B9 Vitamin (Folic Acid)
Vitamin B9, otherwise known as folic acid, serves as a coenzyme during the creation of DNA. This vitamin is also very important to the growth and reproduction of all body cells, including red blood cells. Vitamin B9 is a water soluble vitamin, still can be stored in the liver, therefore doesn't need to be taken daily to avoid depletion and deficiency symptoms. Factors that damage this vitamin are sulphur drugs, sunlight, and food processing. B9 helps with the formation of red blood cells, the creation of genetic material, production of DNA and RNA, aids in amino acid metabolism, helps treat anemic patients resulting from folic acid deficiency. B9 also benefits for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Folic acid is very important in the development of the nervous system of a developing fetus.

Balsam Fir

Barley

Barley Grass

Bayberry

Bee Pollen
Bee pollen has been used to enhance energy, memory and performance. Bee pollen is also taken to prevent hay fever. Some people believe that ingesting pollens will help to build resistance to them, although it is possible to have a severe allergic reaction to these pollens.

Bentonite Clay

Beta-carotene

Betaine Hydrochloride
Betaine HDL also known as hydrochloric acid is a stomach acid found in digestive juices that is involved in the production of the enzyme pepsin. When we age our body does not produce as much digestive enzymes, which helps in the breakdown of food. Taking (Betaine HDL) helps us digest food by breaking up fats and proteins essential for the body.

It is an essential component for metabolizing and extremely essential for the absorption of minerals, proteins, vitamin B-12, calcium, and iron. It also aids:

-Acne, Eczema, Asthma, Food Allergies,
-Diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn, and gallstones
-Inner ear infections and iron defiency (anemia)
-Candida and Yeast infections
-Absorbing essential minerals and nutrients
-Stomach or Esophageal Disorders
-Hypochlorhydria

Contradictions: People with ulcers , heartburn, Pregnant

Bilberry
The benefits of bilberries have been researched extensively for their possible role in treating inflammation, urinary tract issues and vision problems, among others.
1) Helping With Vision Problems - Studies have shown that the active compounds in bilberries, known as anthocyanosides, may decrease the rate of macular degeneration. It has been shown to prevent cataracts, glaucoma and poor night vision.
2) Treating Vascular & Blood Disorders - Bilberry has been used to treat varicose veins and angina. The flavonoids found in bilberries thin the blood and prevent fragility of the capillaries.
3) Alleviating Digestive Problems - Information on bilberries shows that it has long been used as a digestion aid as well as for treatment of diarrhea, nausea, dysentery and indigestion.
Bilberries have been used in the treatment of menstrual cramps and alleviating ulcers. Bilberries have also been utilized as an anti-inflammatory for the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat.

Bioflavonoids (P Vitamin)
Bioflavonoids are essential for the absorption of vitamin C, and the two should be taken together. The term bioflavonoids refers to many different ingredients and include hesperin, hesperidin, eriodictyol, quercetin, quercertrin, rutin etc. The human body cannot produce bioflavonoids, so they must be supplied in the diet. Bioflavonoids are important for blood vessel wall and capillary maintenance, preventing the accumulation of atherosclerotic plaque, strengthening connective tissue, may lower cholesterol levels. It also strengthens capillary walls, anti-coagulant for capillaries, protects vitamin C. A daily intake of Vitamin C and Bioflavonoids may make you less susceptible to cold sores.

Biotin (Vitamin H)
Vitamin H is essential to normal growth and development and overall health. Bacteria in the intestines produce enough biotin for the body so that most people would not need an additional supplement of vitamin H. Vitamin H is part of the Vitamin B complex group and might be interesting to some people since one of the most visible symptoms of shortage of this vitamin is thinning of hair which can lead to total hair loss. Metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, proteins and amino acids. Vitamin H is also used to relieve muscle pain and depression. Biotin is also helpful in maintaining a steady blood sugar level, helps in the formation of fatty acids, essential for release of food energy. Vitamin H not only assists in various metabolic chemical conversions, but also helps with the transfer of carbon dioxide.

Bitter Melon
Bitter melon is a fruit that can be found in many Asian grocery stores. As its name suggests, the fruit tastes very bitter. It's also available in liquid extract and capsule forms. Bitter Melon is commonly used for diabetes - Bitter melon is used primarily for type 2 diabetes, as it may decrease blood sugar and insulin levels.

Bitter Orange
Bitter orange has gained popularity in recent years as a weight loss supplement, as it has been shown to increase metabolism and burn off fat. It has been used as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal medication. Very recently, it has replaced controversial ephedra as a main ingredient in diet and weight loss supplements as it has shown the ability to increase thermogenesis - body heat used to burn calories.

Black Cohosh
Black cohosh has become one of the most popular female herbal supplements on the market. Recent trials have shown that black cohosh may have anti-estrogenic properties.

Black Cumin Seed
Black Cumin Seed comes from black cumin, a small herbaceous plant; its scientific name is Nigella sativa. Black seed has been used for a wide range of ailments and conditions: Middle Eastern countries have used it for centuries to treat bronchial asthma and bronchitis, emphysema, and congestion (some of its constituents have been shown to harbor antihistamine-like properties). Other uses include a remedy for rheumatism, to treat gastrointestinal conditions including gas, colic, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation and haemorrhoids. Perhaps more importantly, black cumin seed is used to boost immune system function, as an anticancer agent, and to treat skin conditions, including eczema, abscesses, and boils.

Black Currant
The valuable oil of the black currant plant comes from the seeds. Black currant seed oil contains gamma linolenic acid (gla), a fatty acid that the body converts to a hormone-like substance called prostaglandin. Prostaglandin offers anti-inflammatory properties and is believed to also have blood thinning and blood vessel dilation properties. It has also been reported that black currant oil supplementation provides significant benefits to people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Black Waltnut

Blessed Thistle

Brewer’s Yeast

Bromelain
The benefits of bromelain are numerous, and it has been used to treat sports injuries, arthritis, gout and other conditions marked by inflammation. Often found in multi-ingredient supplements, bromelain can be an effective anti-inflammatory and a safer alternative to controversial prescription medications. Extracted from the stem and fruit of the pineapple plant, it is a protein-digesting enzyme that acts as a natural anti-inflammatory by breaking down the proteins in swollen tissues. In addition to relieving the symptoms of arthritis and gout, the benefits of bromelain also include treating heart disease, respiratory illnesses, carpal tunnel syndrome and premenstrual syndrome.

Bromelain Pineapple Source
Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapples which accelerates the breakdown of proteins and aids in digestion. It is a mixture of 3 enzymes that breakdown protein called proteolytic enzymes or proteases.

It is an amazing anti-inflammatory which have shown to be more effective than prescription medication. It has been used for centuries to treat indigestion and reduce inflammation, but is also great for:

-Sprains and strains, muscles injuries, and sports injuries
-Treating swelling and inflammation following surgery
-Cancer defense , Sinusitis, wounds and burns
-Decreasing indigestion, and stomach problems
-Antioxidant protection and immune system support
-Protection against macular degeneration

Contradictions: People under the age of 18, Allergic to Pineapples, Pregnant, Ulcers, Bleeding Disorder, Liver or Kidney problems, High Blood Pressure

Brown Rice

Burdock Root
Burdock root oil has been used for centuries to treat a variety of condition, and in recent years has been used for various skin conditions. The root of the plant is where the medicinal properties lie, and the powerful compounds held within act as a blood cleanser and detoxifier. Burdock root oil is commonly used to treat skin problems, such as acne, eczema. boils and hives. The multi-purpose herb is an antiseptic as well as an anti-fungal and anti-virus. Burdock oil is also a liver detoxifier that can help the body metabolize wastes and toxins.