vitamin B

Last reviewed 09/2022

Vitamin B is not one compound but a range of water-soluble vitamins with little structural similarity. They are grouped together because:

  • they all act as coenzymes
  • they all tend to assimilate together in similar foods e.g. milk and cereals

The group includes:

  • vitamin B1 - thiamine
  • vitamin B2 - riboflavin
  • vitamin B6 - pyridoxine
  • vitamin B12 - cyanocobalamin