The nutrients called vitamin B complex consist of – B6, B12, folic acid, niacin, thiamin, biotin, pantothenic acid and riboflavin.
The B complex vitamins were originally grouped together because they were found in liver and brewers yeast and thought to be just one vitamin, but eventually they were found to vary in structure.
|B1 (Thiamin)||B5 (Pantothenic Acid)||Folic Acid
|B2 (riboflavin)||Vitamin B6||Biotin
|Niacin ( B3)||Vitamin B12|
These B complex vitamins have many characteristics in common. All are water-soluble, and all are essential for the body’s use of energy from foods.