The other Bs

There are 8 true B vitamins.  Many people notice that the numbers are not in sequence.  There is no B4 and it skips to B12.  The reason is that at one time scientists thought that there was many more vitamin Bs.  Over time researchers found that most of them were not vitamins, but the numbers stuck.   They are not considered vitamins anymore and the numbers that were assigned to them now form the “gaps” in the true series of B-complex vitamins described above (e.g. there is no vitamin B4). Some of them, though not essential to humans, are essential in the diets of other organisms; others have no known nutritional value and may even be toxic under certain conditions.

  • Vitamin B4: adenine, a nucleobase, is synthesized by the human body
  • Vitamin B7: is also known as “vitamin I” of Centanni E. (1935)—also called “Enteral factor”—is a water and alcohol-soluble rice-bran factor that prevents digestive disturbance in pigeons. It governs the anatomical and functional integrity of the intestinal tract. Later found in yeast. Possible candidates for this substance are inositol, niacin (nicotinic acid), and biotin. Carnitine was also claimed to be a candidate but is not soluble in alcohol. Ref: Biochim, e terap. sper. 22:137 (April 30)1935 E. Centenni. Presse med. 51 No6 66-7 1943 R. Jacquot (on enteral B7 in Yeast) et al.
  • Vitamin B8: adenosine monophosphate, or alternately myo-inositol, is synthesized by the human body.[citation needed]
  • Vitamin B10: para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)
  • Vitamin B11: pteryl-hepta-glutamic acid—chick growth factor, which is a form of folic acid. Later found to be one of five folates necessary for humans; also known as vitamin S or factor S.
  • Vitamin B13: orotic acid, now known not to be a vitamin.
  • Vitamin B14: cell proliferant, anti-anemia, rat growth factor, and antitumor pterin phosphate named by Earl R. Norris. Isolated from human urine at 0.33ppm (later in blood), but later abandoned by him as further evidence did not confirm this. He also claimed this was not xanthopterin.
  • Vitamin B15: pangamic acid
  • Vitamin B16: dimethylglycine (DMG)
  • Vitamin B17: nitrilosides, amygdalin or Laetrile. These substances are found in a number of seeds, sprouts, beans, tubers, and grains. While toxic in large quantities, proponents claim that it is effective in cancer treatment and prevention despite a lack of accepted scientific evidence.
  • Vitamin B18:
  • Vitamin B19:
  • Vitamin B20: carnitine
  • Vitamin B21:
  • Vitamin B22: often claimed as an ingredient of Aloe vera extracts but also in many other foods. Claimed by one source to be vitamin B12b-δ.
  • Vitamin Bh: biotin
  • Vitamin Bm: “mouse factor”: also used to designate inositol
  • Vitamin Bt: L-carnitine
  • Vitamin Bv: a type of B6 but not pyridoxine
  • Vitamin Bw: a type of biotin but not d-biotin
  • Vitamin Bx: para-aminobenzoic acid
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Natural cures for men

    Many plants provide important benefits for men's health. Read more
  • ALL B VITAMINS

    The B-complex vitamins are actually a group of eight vitamins, which include:

    Vitamin B1
    Vitamin B2
    Vitamin B3
    Vitamin B5
    Vitamin B6
    Vitamin B7
    Vitamin B9
    Vitamin B12

  • Natural ED herb remedies

  • History of Vitamins

    1905, the first scientist to determine that if special factors (vitamins) were removed from food disease occurred, was Englishmen, William Fletcher. Doctor Fletcher was researching the causes of the disease Beriberi when he discovered that eating unpolished rice prevented Beriberi and eating polished rice did not. William Fletcher believed that there were special nutrients contained in the husk of the rice. [read more]
  • Multiple Orgasms

    Recovery time or refractory period is the waiting time before you can achieve another erection after ejaculating or being interrupted. This is the ability of men to have multiple orgasms. It something that comes naturally to most women but men find difficult. It may take no more than a few minutes or as long as several hours, depending on the individual and may vary with age. Some men have shorter recovery times and are ready for rounds two and three (even four if you’re lucky) quicker. [Read More]
%d bloggers like this: