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B Vitamin Complex
100 capsules/bottle
Retail Price: $19.95
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This Vitamin B Complex supplement from Supplement Spot is an advanced homocysteine/balanced formula that features 500 mg of folic acid, for greater bioavailability. This formula also delivers dramatically higher levels of vitamin B12 and is vegetarian compatible.

The B vitamins are essential for normal growth and development, energy production, a healthy stress response, hormone balance, and homocysteine metabolism. Homocysteine is one of the key indicators of cardiovascular health and cognitive function.

If you are taking SAMe, you should also supplement with B vitamins to prevent homocysteine build-up.

Thiamin (B1) | Riboflavin (B2) | Niacin (B3) | Pantothenic Acid (B5)

Pyridoxine HCL (B6) | Cyanocobalamin ( B12) | Folate (Folic Acid)

Biotin | Choline Bitartrate | Inositol | Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)

THIAMIN (B1)
Vitamin B1 is also known as Thiamin and is involved in nearly every cellular reaction in the body. It is essential for the energy production from carbohydrates and fats and is also necessary for the healthy functioning of the nervous system. Needs for Vitamin B1 also increase during illness and stressful situations such as surgical procedures. The need for B1 is further increased by the use of caffeine, alcohol, oral contraceptives, high sugar diet, sulfur drugs and food additives.

RIBOFLAVIN (B2) | (back to top)
Vitamin B2 is also known as Riboflavin. The primary function of riboflavin is that of a coenzyme for many metabolic processes in the body including red blood cell formation and normal function of the nervous system. Riboflavin is crucial to the metabolism of amino acids and fatty acids. It helps boost the immune system and works as an antioxidant. Riboflavin maintains the mucous membranes of the body, including the digestive tract, respiratory tract and excretory tract. It is extremely light sensitive. Use of antibiotics, oral contraceptives and alcohol interferes with the absorption of B2. Riboflavin is also important as an antioxidant, particularly providing antioxidant protection for the eyes.

NIACIN (B3) | (back to top)
Niacin is also known as Vitamin B3 or Niacinamide. It is absorbed in the small intestine and excreted in the urine. The human body uses niacin in more than 50 chemical reactions. It is needed by the body to extract energy from fat, carbohydrate and protein. It is a natural cholesterol regulator, and often works as well as prescription medications for persons with mild cholesterol problems. Like all members of the B family, niacin plays a role in energy metabolism.

PYRIDOXINE HCL (B6) | (back to top)
Vitamin B6 is also known as Pyridoxine and is sometimes referred to as the “workhorse” of nutrients because it has over 100 functions in the body. It is primarily a coenzyme, which means that it works with other enzymes to speed up chemical reactions in the cells. The government estimates that nearly a third of all adults are deficient in this nutrient. Nearly half of all women do not get the RDA of Vitamin B6, this could be due to the fact that oral contraceptives will deplete this vitamin. It is involved in formation of red blood cells, helps cells make proteins, manufactures neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) such as serotonin, and helps to release stored energy.

FOLATE (FOLIC ACID) | (back to top)
Folic acid is also known as folacin or folate. Its name is derived from the Latin word folium which means foliage as it was first extracted from spinach. Folic acid is of particular importance for women of childbearing age as there can be serious consequences for the fetus when folic acids levels are too low. These consequences include a higher risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Low folic acid levels are linked to an increased risk of heart disease through an increase in homocysteine. Folic acid deficiency is the most common vitamin deficiency in the world. Half of the folic acid in foods is depleted through cooking, processing and long-term storage, thus supplementation of this vital nutrient is highly recommended.

CYANOCOBALAMIN (B12) | (back to top)
Vitamin B12 is also known as Cobalamin because it contains cobalt, which gives it a red color. Cobalamint is a coenzyme essential for the normal function of all cells, including the formation of healthy blood cells. B12 is important for growth and plays a vital role in the metabolism of protein, fat and carbohydrates. B12 prevents elevated levels of homocysteine from building up in the body. B12 is the only B vitamin that the body stores in large amounts, primarily in the liver. Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to pernicious anemia. Animal foods are the primary dietary source of B12 therefore, it is important for vegetarians and vegans to supplement with this vitamin.

BIOTIN | (back to top)
Biotin is a member of the B complex family, but it is not actually a vitamin. It is a coenzyme that works with vitamins and is necessary for the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and protein. As a coenzyme, it is involved in a number of processes and is utilized by every cell in the body. Biotin is involved in energy metabolism, and plays a role in enabling the body to use glucose. It is essential for cell growth and replication. It helps form and maintain chemical structures in keratin (the major protein found in hair and nails).

PANTOTHENIC ACID (B5) | (back to top)
Pantothenic acid, also known as B-5, is needed to maintain proper communication between the brain and nervous system; it is also imperative to the production of stress hormones. Pantothenic acid is essential to many metabolic roles such as the production of some hormones and neurotransmitters. As a component of Coenzyme A, it is also involved in the metabolism of protein, fat and carbohydrates. Persons that eat a diet high in processed foods especially need to supplement this vitamin because it is destroyed in processing.

CHOLINE BITARTRATE | (back to top)
Choline is closely related to lecithin, and though it is not a vitamin, it is considered to be an essential nutrient. Choline is essential for proper fat and cholesterol metabolism. It is considered to be a “lipotropic” which means that it promotes the transport of fats from the liver. It is also a component of cell membranes. Choline is a precursor for acetlycholine which is necessary for proper function of the nervous system and brain.

INOSITOL | (back to top)
Inositol functions closely to choline, and though it is not a vitamin, it is considered to be an essential nutrient. As with choline, it is considered to be a lipotropic. It is also a primary component of cell membranes and is required for proper function of neurotransmitters. In fact, recent studies suggest that it may be as effective in supporting healthy mood as certain prescription medications and is recommended for the treatment of Limbic ADD. Inositol levels are decreased by high caffeine consumption.

PARA-AMINOBENZOIC ACID (PABA)
PABA is the abbreviation for para-aminobenzoic acid, which is a basic component of folic acid. Known as a non-protein amino acid, PABA helps with the assimilation of pantothenic acid. It also helps increase effectiveness of vitamin C and the B complex vitamins. PABA is effective against sun-burn and is a common ingredient in many sunscreens.

   
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