B-Complex is a comprehensive formula including Metafolin®, Methylcobalamin Vitamin B12, and Intrinsic Factor in its formulation. Metafolin® contains only the S isomer of 5-MTHF and has been shown to be the only form of folate to be able to cross the blood-brain barrier. Studies indicate that methylcobalamin, a coenzyme form of B12, may be better utilized and better retained in the body. Intrinsic factor is a protein produced by cells in the stomach lining and is needed for the intestines to absorb vitamin B12 efficiently.
B-Complex with Metafolin® by Douglas Labs is a comprehensive B-vitamin supplement with added intrinsic factor support. B-vitamins are required for a large amount of health processes and need to be a part of our nutritional intake. This quality supplement may therefore be able to improve various areas of your health.
B-vitamins work as co-enzymes‚ meaning that they are able to facilitate certain metabolic reactions. They are also essential for cell maintenance‚ hormone production‚ and nervous system functions. Most of them are actually water-soluble so it’s important to give the body an adequate daily supply.
Niacin‚ riboflavin‚ and thiamin are three B-vitamins needed for the production of energy in your body. Vitamin B-6 is required for the biosynthesis of several neurotransmitters. These are essential for nerve signal transmission and include serotonin‚ epinephrine‚ and norepinephrine.
Vitamin B-12 and folate are needed for the metabolism of both DNA and RNA. The added serving of gastric intrinsic factor (GIF) may also allow for the improved absorption of vitamin B-12. This formula also includes biotin‚ which participates in energy production and the maintenance of skin‚ hair‚ and nails.