As of now, there isn’t a specific cure for the human papillomavirus (HPV). However, depending on the strain type, infections from this virus are naturally eliminated from the body thanks to the immune system.
B-complex vitamins play a primary role in the immune system, aiding the body in its fight against viruses and various ailments. Therefore, this group of vitamins can be used to combat HPV.
If you have HPV or want to avoid it, we’ll show you the best sources to obtain B-complex vitamins so you can start your fight against the virus.
What are B-complex vitamins?
B-complex vitamins are a compound of several vitamins that the body requires in small doses to function and stay healthy. They include:
- B1: Thiamine
- B2: Riboflavin
- B3: Niacin (nicotinic acid)
- B5: Pantothenic acid
- B6 Group: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine
- B7: Biotin
- B9: Folic acid
- B12: Cobalamin
Each vitamin in the B-complex has unique functions, and the body requires them in different amounts. All help produce the energy the body needs to deal with HPV.
While they serve various essential health functions, they are responsible for cell renewal, crucial for treating warts caused by HPV.
Sources of B-complex vitamins for HPV
Since B-group vitamins are water-soluble, they aren’t stored by the body. Therefore, it’s necessary to consume them daily through food or supplements.
People get the dose of B-complex vitamins their body needs just from their diet since they are found in various foods.
However, factors like pregnancy, age, dietary regimes, pre-existing illnesses, medications, genetics, and alcohol consumption can increase the body’s demand for B-complex vitamins.
In these cases, besides diet, a doctor may recommend the use of supplements containing the required B-complex vitamins.
Which foods contain B-complex vitamins for HPV?
There are many foods rich in B-complex vitamins that you can consume to boost your immune system and fight HPV. For example: eggs, organ meats, fish, dairy, liver, nuts, cereals, fruits, yeast, seeds, meat, and vegetables.
Below, we list the richest food sources for each B-complex vitamin:
- B1: Sunflower seeds, pork, fish, cereals, and wheat germ.
- B2: Eggs, liver, lean meats, mushrooms, spinach, and shiitake.
- B3: Lentils, milk, eggs, rice, fish, lean meats, peanuts, chicken, legumes, and tuna.
- B5: Mushrooms, broccoli, avocado, liver, fish, and yogurt.
- B6: Chickpeas, beef, salmon, nuts, and potatoes.
- B7: Yeast, eggs, salmon, cheese, and liver.
- B9: Green leafy vegetables, liver, and beans.
- B12: Salmon, tuna, trout, meats, eggs, seafood, clams, dairy, caviar, cereals, nutritional yeast, plant-based drinks.
Lastly… what should you do if you have HPV?
These were some tips to help you know how to deal with HPV. However, there is much more you need to do if you really want to get rid of HPV and warts forever.
What you need to do is GET RID OF THE ROOT of the problem.
For that reason, I recommend you to look into Dr. Kirkland's story and how he was able to cure HPV and get rid of warts for good.
I wish you great success in your recovery!
Medically reviewed by Dr. Amy Wilson. Dr. Amy Wilson, born in the United States, obtained her medical degree from Lincoln University School of Medicine. Specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, she’s dedicated 15 years to women’s health, becoming a distinguished gynecologist and serving in various U.S. medical institutions.