Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)- B2 assists the body in utilizing oxygen, maintaining the integrity of mucous membranes, and assisting the body in absorbing iron and B6. It aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. B2 is important during pregnancy and may be helpful to those with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)- B3 supports the proper function of the nervous system, the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, and the production of stomach acid. It also, increases circulation, supports skin health and aids in the synthesis of sex hormones. Vitamin B3 is a memory enhancer and may help prevent canker sores, dementia, depression, dizziness, fatigue, bad breath, limb pains, low blood sugar and inflammation.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)- B5 is important for vitamin utilization, the production of adrenal hormones, formation of antibodies, and is required by all cells in the body. It supports the production of neurotransmitters, the functions of the g.i. tract, and increases stamina. B5 is also necessary for energy production and may be helpful in treating anxiety and depression and preventing certain types of anemia.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)- Vitamin B6 is an extremely important vitamin for many biological processes in the body. It aids in maintaining sodium potassium balance in the body, production of red blood cells, proper nervous system and brain function, synthesis of RNA and DNA, assimilation of other vitamins, production of stomach acid, digestion of fats and proteins, cancer immunity and inhibition of homocysteine which in turn prevents deposits of cholesterol around the heart muscle.
Vitamin B12 ( Adenosylcobalamin, Methylcobalamin)- B12 is famously known for it's energy enhancement benefits however it has many more important functions in the body. B12 enhances sleep patterns, prevents nerve damage, maintains fertility, and is required for proper digestion, absorption of foods, synthesis of protein, and fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Deficiency in B12 can cause a host of problems including, abnormal gait, bone loss, chronic fatigue, constipation, depression, dizziness, liver disorders, hallucinations, headaches, irritability, laboured breathing, moodiness, anemia, neurological disorders, eye disorders, ringing in the ears, and many others. Vegetarians and vegans MUST supplement their B12 as it is found mostly in animal products.
Biotin- Part of the B Vitamin family, biotin is necessary for the utilization of the B-complex vitamins. Biotin helps maintain healthy sweat glands, healthy hair and skin, nerve tissue, and bone marrow. Biotin supports cell growth and the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Cradle cap in infants may occur from a deficiency in biotin.
Folate (Folinic Acid)- Folate supports your immune system by aiding in the formation and function of white blood cells. It is a coenzyme in RNA and DNA synthesis and necessary for proper cell division and replication. Folate may be helpful for those with depression, anxiety or uterine cervical dysplasia. Folate is extremely important during pregnancy as it may prevent most neural tube defects and premature births. Supplementation should begin at least 3 months prior to conception. Folate is also incredibly important for reducing homocysteine in the body which is responsible for the accumulation of fatty plaques around the heart and within the arteries.
We highly recommend the ongoing use of this supplement due to the wide range of important nutrients in this formula and myriad biological processes they support.