The B vitamins help to maintain the health of the nerves, skin, eyes, hair, and mouth. Because a deficiency in one B vitamin usually means a deficiency in another, it is important to take B vitamins together. Many of the B-complex vitamins assist in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. They are also key ingredients in the production of red blood cells.
B-complex vitamins often work synergistically, meaning they work well together. A cooperative action occurs between B vitamins and other nutrients, allowing them to work as catalysts to promote absorption and assimilation of those vitamins and minerals. The advantage of receiving all B vitamins in one capsule is that they assist each other to be more effective through this synergistic relationship.
Each member of the B complex has a unique structure and performs unique functions in the human body. B vitamins are essential for energy production, amino acid metabolism, cell division, and more.
Vitamin B1 enhances circulation, optimizes cognitive activity and brain function, and has a positive effect on energy, growth, normal appetite, and learning capacity.
Vitamin B2 is necessary for antibody production, cell respiration, and growth. Vitamin B2 works in concert with vitamin A to improve and maintain mucous membranes in the digestive tract.
Niacin (B3) aids the function of the nervous system, helps lower cholesterol, and improves circulation. It is also involved in the normal secretion of bile and stomach fluids and in the synthesis of sex hormones.
Pantothenic acid (B5) is known as the “antistress vitamin.” It plays a role in the production of the adrenal hormones and the formation of antibiotics. This vitamin is required by all cells in the body and helps in the production of neurotransmitters.
Vitamin B6 is involved in more bodily functions than almost any other nutrient. It affects physical and mental health. The nervous system requires B6 for normal brain function and synthesis of the nucleic acids RNA and DNA. Vitamin B6 inhibits the formation of the toxic chemical homocysteine, which attacks the heart muscle and allows the deposit of cholesterol around that muscle.
Vitamin B12 is needed for the prevention of anemia as well as proper digestion and the absorption of foods. Those on vegan diets need to be certain to take B12 as a supplement since it is found almost exclusively in animal tissue.
Biotin is needed for the utilization of other B vitamins. Sufficient quantities are needed for healthy hair and skin.
Choline assists in the proper transmission of nerve impulses from the brain through the central nervous system. It aids in hormone production and minimizes excess fat in the liver.
Folic acid is brain food needed for energy. It helps to strengthen immunity by aiding proper formation and function of white blood cells. It is also very important in pregnancy.
Inositol has a calming effect and helps to reduce cholesterol.
PABA (para amino benzoic acid) is a basic part of folic acid and helps with the assimilation of pantothenic acid. It also helps to protect the skin.
This once-per-day time-release formulation is a balanced B complex that will release vitamin B throughout the day as you need it.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) tablet daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.