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Why do I need a vitamin B supplement as a teen?

Daphne Oz
Health Education
The Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) revealed that 90 percent of women get less than the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin B6, a type of B vitamin that is essential for the synthesis of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters that are crucial for signaling happy thoughts and emotions in your brain. People who are deficient in this form of B vitamin can experience symptoms such as skin inflammation, depression, confusion, weakness, numbness, and tingling. Basically, think of B vitamins as your energy and mood boosters, and make sure you get plenty!
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