B Vitamins

 

The B vitamin family consists of a group of individual vitamins. The most important function of the B vitamin family is to work as coenzymes in the body, mediating the energy production cycle, also known as the Krebs cycle. B vitamins are water soluble and are generally safe in large doses because the body can easily excrete excess intake. Since B vitamins work synergistically in many of their functions, many people find best results when they are all taken together in a B complex formula.Individual B vitamins, on the other hand, may be recommended for therapeutic reasons, since their action in large doses can produce specific effects.

 

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B Vitamins
B-12 1000 mcg PR (Item #205)
B Vitamins
B-12 500 mcg Tabs (Item #204)
B Vitamins
B-12 Lozenge (Item #418)

Vitamin B12 belongs to the class of water soluble B-vitamins. It works with folic acid to make DNA, red blood cells and nerve cells. Many people lack B12 due to poor diet, reduced stomach acid (known to facilitate the absorption of B12), or less intrinsic factor, a key element secreted in our stomachs to absorb B12. It is found naturally in animal sources such as liver, eggs, cheese and meat. Combined with vitamins B6 and folate, B12 helps with balancing homocysteine levels, a key health marker. This nutrient is especially important for older adults who tend to lack B12 in their diet and have less stomach acid secretion to absorb B12. Others who often have higher requirements include vegetarians and those who have undergone gastric surgery.

B Vitamins
B-6 100 mg Tabs (Item #215)
B Vitamins
Balanced B-100 Caps (Item #239)