vitamin B


Definition of vitamin B

2 or vitamin B1 \ -​ˈbē-​ˈwən How to pronounce vitamin B (audio) \ : thiamine

Examples of vitamin B in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new product's hero ingredient is niacinamide — aka a form of vitamin B that's said to help curb excess oil while minimising the appearance of texture for a clearer and more radiant complexion. Karina Hoshikawa,, "Glow Recipe’s New Serum Is Instant-Dewy Skin In A Bottle," 9 Dec. 2020 It’s made from vitamin B-rich vanilla extract and coconut oil for deep moisturization. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "Save big during Macy’s Black Friday sale on clothes, home and beauty," 27 Nov. 2020 Valledor notes that dry lips can even be a result of a vitamin B deficiency. Madge Maril, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Your Lips are Always Dry and Chapped," 24 Nov. 2020 The Mayo Clinic says that a diet that consists of vitamin B might help reduce dandruff outbreaks. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, "How to Get Rid of Dandruff for Good," 2 Nov. 2020 Similar export restrictions have been placed on the common antibiotic metronidazole, various versions of vitamin B and eight other medicinal chemicals, according to a notice from the Indian government Tuesday. Dria Roland, Fortune, "India restricts exports of common drugs on fear of coronavirus shortages," 3 Mar. 2020 For instance, deficiencies in iron, vitamin B and folic acid have been associated with angular cheilitis, a common skin condition marked by fissures, scaling or crusting in the corners of the mouth. NBC News, "How to heal dry, chapped lips, according to dermatologists," 20 Feb. 2020 Nutritionally, all nuts are rich in heart-healthy unsaturated fat and protein and provide nutrients like vitamins B and E, magnesium and filling fiber. Anchorage Daily News, "8 foods you need in your kitchen for a healthier 2020," 26 Nov. 2019 Kát Rudu’s Sanctuary Glow Hemp Serum utilizes phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil which is packed with omega-6 &-9, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins B, C & E. The silky serum absorbed quickly and left the skin feeling luxuriously moisturized. Los Angeles Times, "Rosacea treatments: 10 creams, lotions and salves that promise to save your skin," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of vitamin B

circa 1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of vitamin B was circa 1920

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20 Dec 2020

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“Vitamin B.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of vitamin B

2 : any of numerous members of the vitamin B complex especially : thiamine

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