This powerful and effective B vitamin combination formula supplies B vitamins in their preferred coenzymated forms, where possible, so the body does not have to phosphorylate them in order to be used in biochemical reactions. Activated B Complex contains our proprietary NatureFolate™ blend of active isomer, naturally-occuring folates. Choline and TMG are included to help support efficient methylation for optimal genetic expression.
History of B Vitamins
B vitamins are a family of water-soluble nutrients that were discovered together at the beginning of the 20th century, initially thought simply to be “vitamin B.” As nutrition advanced, however, it was learned that they are in fact a family of compounds, each with a distinct role to play in promoting health. B vitamins are now known to play critical roles in modulating biochemistry and metabolism, and represent the most common vitamins utilized by the body as cofactors for facilitating enzymatic function. The modern refined diet, high in sugar, alcohol, and devitalized foods, leads to lower levels of B vitamins. Many medications and stress may lower B vitamin levels. While B vitamins have mainly been researched individually, they also have therapeutic power when taken together. For example, a B complex supplement can relieve nocturnal leg cramps in the elderly.
Thiamin (Vitamin B1)
Vitamin B1 is needed for energy production, heart function, and the health of the brain and nervous system. B1 also helps remove lead from the body. Fifty milligrams of B1 was given to sixty women for two months, and increased levels of B1 made these women feel more clearheaded, composed and energetic.2 Fifty milligrams of B1 per day improved mental wellness in epileptics.3 Twenty-five milligrams of thiamin with 50 mg of B6 led to significantly reduced symptoms in patients with diabetic neuropathy.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): Antioxidant and Migraine Preventer
Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, is another B vitamin that helps the body turn food into energy. B2 is also a powerful antioxidant. Riboflavin supplementation may help prevent migraine headaches.5 Patients with low thyroid function may have an increased need for vitamin B2, particularly in the activated form known as riboflavin-5-phosphate. Taking riboflavin imparts a yellow color to the urine which is harmless.
Vitamin B6: For Good Health
Vitamin B6 plays an important role in vital life processes, which include amino acid metabolism, hemoglobin production, the efficient functioning of the nervous and immune systems and the modulation of blood sugar.9 B6 supports overall female hormonal balance and is very useful in the management of PMS,10 as well as nausea and vomiting that may accompany pregnancy.11 The depression some experience on oral contraceptives can be helped with 40 mg per day of B6.12 A five month study with 76 asthmatics showed that 200 mg per day of B6 led to a reduction in the need for bronchodilators and asthmatic medications.13 Thiamin (Vitamin B-1)(as Thiamin HCL) Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) (as Riboflavin HCL 35 mg; Riboflavin-5-Phosphate 15 mg) Niacin (Vitamin B-3)(as Niacinamide) Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCL 40 mg; Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate 10 mg) Folate (NatureFolate™ blend) Vitamin B-12 (as Methylcobalamin) Biotin (as d-Biotin) Pantothenic Acid (as d-Calcium Pantothenate) Choline Trimethylglycine