Your Good Bacteria Are Vitamin-Making Machines

Your body can’t make vitamins, but your good bacteria can. Check this out.


Vitamin B1 Deficiency:

0:16 What vitamins do your good bacteria make?
3:37 What microbes make vitamins?
3:42 How to get good bacteria
3:49 Other benefits of microbes

Did you know that your body can’t make vitamins? But your friendly bacteria are vitamin-making machines.

Your good bacteria in the gut can make:

• Vitamin K – stops bleeding
• Vitamin B12 – supports the nervous system and blood
• Vitamin B1 – may benefit the nervous system, brain, and heart
• Vitamin B2 – helps break down carbs, protein, and fat to turn into energy
• Vitamin B3 – may help you regulate cholesterol, support brain function, and support joint health
• Vitamin B5 – a coenzyme in a lot of biochemical reactions including making protein
• Vitamin B6 – may help with PMS symptoms, edema, and carpal tunnel syndrome
• Biotin – is important for your hair, skin, and nails
• Folate – may help protect DNA and is involved in making DNA

If there is something not right with your gut flora, you could be deficient in all of these important vitamins. You can get these good microbes by consuming fermented foods—especially sauerkraut. Your microbes help you in many different ways. So, it’s not just about eating healthy. It’s about preserving the good bacteria that help you make vitamins so you can be healthy.

Your good bacteria also make:

• Enzymes
• Amino acids
• Lactase

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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