vitamin B


Definition of vitamin B 

2 or vitamin B1 \-ˈbē-ˈwən \ : thiamine

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But red meat also provides rich sources of many nutrients not found in high amounts in plants – like iron, vitamin B 12, and zinc – in addition to being an excellent source of complete protein. Madelyn Fernstrom, NBC News, "Health Matters: Is a "detox diet" good or bad for your health?," 13 July 2018 More: Too much vitamin B could increase lung cancer risk in men, study says More: Are you over 65 and take vitamins? Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Vitamins and mineral supplements provide no cardiovascular benefits, study suggests," 29 May 2018 One of Zuckerman’s graduate students inspected cross-sections of bones to find evidence of pellagra, or vitamin B deficiency. Washington Post, "Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum," 23 May 2018 The Age Defiance Cream, packed with vitamins B, E, and a hyaluronic acid, is a favorite of Victoria Beckham for its blemish fighting formula, and the Hydrogel toners are designed to nourish skin post-cleanse and prep it for subsequent steps. Meg Storm, Town & Country, "The British Facialist with Ties to the Royal Family is Bringing Her Skincare Line to the U.S.," 30 Aug. 2017 Greens high in iron and vitamin B, for example, can help with fatigue; calcium-rich foods and calcium supplements have been shown to ease symptoms of PMS; and exercise can soothe cramps. Megan Cahn, The Cut, "The Menstruation Coaches Who Want to Guide You Through Your Period," 22 Mar. 2018 In particular, vitamins B and C are water soluble and can diminish through the washing and chopping that takes place during commercial processing. Emma Wartzman, Bon Appetit, "This Is the Best Lettuce to Buy at the Grocery Store," 24 Jan. 2018 Combine 1/2 cup olive oil with half an avocado (which will blast skin with vitamins B, C, E, and K) in a food processor until smooth. Ruby Buddemeyer, Marie Claire, "3 Super-Simple DIY Body Scrubs for Your Next Saturday Crafternoon," 23 Feb. 2018 Kellog's promises that the rainbow colors are all natural, and that the cereal is high in fiber and chock full of vitamins B and C. Hannah Orenstein, Seventeen, "Stop Everything, You Need These Magical Unicorn Froot Loops in Your Life ASAP," 19 Sep. 2017

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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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Medical Definition of vitamin B 

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

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