Contains 60 vegetarian capsules
Optimized B Complex Formula
Optimized B Complex Formula
B vitamins are a group of eight water-soluble vitamins, each of which plays an essential role in cell metabolism. Supplements containing all eight B vitamins are known as a B vitamin complex. Known to be critical for modulating biochemistry and metabolism, they also support the adrenal glands, ensure neurological, cognitive and cardiac function, help maintain and repair the myelin sheath, and help the body cope with stress. Each member of the B vitamin family has unique therapeutic properties. Optimized B Complex Formula is a powerful and effective B vitamin complex supplement which supplies B vitamins in their preferred coenzymated forms.
B Vitamins are Vital to:
- Enhance immune and nervous system function
- Support and increase metabolism rate
- Maintain healthy skin, hair and muscle tone
- Promote cell growth and division, increasing red blood cells to help prevent anemia
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
Vitamin B1 plays a key role in the generation of energy from carbohydrates, heart function, and the health of the brain and nervous system. It also may help remove lead from the body. Thiamine is used in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), and is involved in the biosynthesis of DNA and RNA, as well as nerve function.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Riboflavin is involved in energy production as well as the catabolism of fatty acids, and is required for a wide variety of cellular processes. Studies show that it is a potent antioxidant, and is helpful in the treatment of migraines. People with low thyroid function may have an increased need for vitamin B2. Riboflavin imparts a harmless yellow color to the urine.
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)
Niacinamide is needed to metabolize food into energy, and plays an important role in energy transfer reactions in the metabolism of glucose, fat and alcohol. Nicotinamide has demonstrated anti-inflammatory benefits that may relieve inflammatory skin conditions, including acne vulgaris. Studies show that nicotinamide has anti-anxiety properties, and may work similar to benzodiazepines.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Pantothenic Acid is involved in the synthesis of amino acids, fatty acids, ketones, cholesterol, phospholipids and steroid hormones, as well as phospholipids, steroid hormones and neurotransmitters. Research has shown that vitamin B5 is helpful in the treatment of wound healing, acne, obesity and the production of stress hormones.
Vitamin B6 ( Pyridoxine)
Pyridoxine is involved in the metabolism of lipids and amino acids, the production of vitamin B3, and the synthesis of neurotransmitters. Vitamin B6 assists in the balancing of sodium and potassium levels as well as promoting red blood cell production, and may help balance hormonal changes in women in addition to aiding the immune system. Common complaints related to a lack of vitamin B6 is skin problems, sores in the mouth, anemia, nerve damage and seizures. Pyridoxine is required for the production of serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine, and has been implicated in the treatment of stress, depression and anxiety.
Vitamin B7 (Biotin)
Biotin is necessary for cell growth, the metabolism of fats and amino acids and the production of fatty acids. It plays a role in preventing the neuropathy often associated with diabetes, reducing numbness and tingling associated with poor glucose control and may benefit insulin-dependent and insulin-independent diabetics. Proper biotin supplementation may help hair loss and brittle nails.
Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
Folic acid is an important vitamin that aids rapid cell division and growth, especially during pregnancy and infancy, as it is necessary to produce healthy red blood cells to prevent anemia. It has been shown in studies to be beneficial in the treatment of heart disease, stroke and even cancer. Recent research has found a link between depression and low levels of folic acid; supplementation affects serotonin and noradrenaline receptors in the brain, which could be the reason vitamin B9 has possible activity as an antidepressant.
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
Vitamin B12 has a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and central nervous system, and in the formation of blood. High vitamin B12 levels have shown to possibly protect against brain atrophy associated with Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly, as well as help with impaired cognitive function. High dosage supplementation of vitamin B12 has been validated as stimulating the activity of the body’s TH1 suppressor T-Cells, which reduces the over-production of the allergen antibody IgE in allergic individuals. It is essential in the production of bone marrow, nerve sheath and proteins, and has been found of value in treating MS, depression, asthma and promoting mental health. It has been implicated as being useful in diabetic neuropathy, Bell’s palsy and sleep disorders. Vitamin B12 supplements are valuable source of vitamin B12 for vegetarians and vegans who lack the vitamin in their diet.
B Vitamin Contraindications
- Niacin and Niacinamide: Avoid high doses if you suffering from jaundice, a history of heart conditions including angina and rheumatic heart disease, ulcers, gastritis, renal failure, or gout.
- Vitamin B6: Do not take B6 with the drug levodopa. Lactating women should not take more than 50 mg of B6 per day, as higher doses may suppress lactation.
- Folate: Avoid folate and folic acid supplements when taking the cancer drug methotrexate.