Thorne Basic B Complex a high quality B group vitamin complex consists of a group of eight water-soluble compounds: thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6 ), cobalamin (vitamin B12), folate and biotin. The supplement supports biochemical functions in the body. Most B vitamins, with the exception of vitamin B12, are not stored in the body, so it is recommended to supplement them every day to maintain optimal health.
The group B vitamin complex of Thorne Research contains the entire vitamin B complex, including activated vitamin forms: B2 (riboflavin 5'-phosphate), vitamin B6 (pyridoxal 5'-phosphate), folic acid (L-5-methyltetrahydrofolan) and vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin). Supplementation is recommended for all people who care about health, especially people who may not be able to convert inactive vitamins into active forms in the liver due to liver problems, digestive disorders or age. The preparation contains highly bio available forms ensuring higher bioavailability.
Thiamin- very soluble in water, which effectively affects its absorption. Plays an important role in tissue respiration, including carbohydrate metabolism. It is one of the most important vitamins, which deficiencies can lead to weakness of the body, chronic fatigue, vision problems, circulatory failure, digestive system disorders and even in extreme cases to depression.
Riboflavin - performs important functions in the body, it is necessary for the proper functioning of the central and peripheral nervous system as well as the immune system. Together with vitamin A, it is responsible for the proper and good condition of mucous membranes, including mucous membranes of the digestive tract, skin and blood vessels. Some scientific studies report that it is involved in the formation of erythrocytes and blood.
Niacin is extremely important for the functioning of the peripheral nervous system. Niacin increases the activity of mitochondria. In addition, it contributes to the proper maintenance of cholesterol in the blood, and also participates in the synthesis of sex hormones: insulin, cortisol and thyroxine.
Vitamin B6 - has a beneficial effect on the overall mood, is responsible for restful sleep, reduces the feeling of pain and prevents the occurrence of various types of chronic diseases. Its level is lowered, among others, by stress. It is a multidirectional vitamin. It is involved in many enzymatic reactions, and its proper level is crucial in maintaining and promoting health.
Folate-folic acid prevents up to 70% of neural tube defects. The intake of the right amount of folic acid at this stage is therefore very important. Folic acid also has an important impact on the health of the future mother because it reduces the risk of developing anemia and helps in concentration and relieves the feeling of chronic fatigue.
Vitamin B12- belongs to the group of vitamins that are soluble in water. It is known by other names: cobalamin or cyanocobalamin. It is not a single substance but a chemical compound containing, among others, cobalt. Deficiencies in vitamin B12 are particularly dangerous and mainly affect the mental sphere, the nervous system and the hematopoietic system. Vitamin B12 acts as a non-protein component of the enzyme necessary for its activity in the production of monoamine neurotransmitters important for the brain: dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. Cobalamin deficiency results in disorders of the synthesis of these important neurotransmitters, which may result in restrictions on the ability of cells to communicate in the central nervous system. This manifests itself in a worse mood, reduced energy and sleep problems. In addition, dopamine deficiency is the cause of Parkinson's disease. The right level of vitamin B12 is therefore extremely important for the proper functioning of the brain.
Biotin- is part of the vitamin B group, although it is not a vitamin. It is a coenzyme that works in conjunction with vitamins. It is necessary for the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. As a coenzyme, it participates in many processes and is used by every cell in the body. Biotin is involved in energy metabolism and plays an important role in the use of glucose. It is necessary for the growth and replication of cells and allows the creation and maintenance of chemical structures of keratin (the main protein found in hair and nails).
Pantothenic Acid- is extremely important for skin as well as hair. A deficiency of vitamin B5 in the body is manifested by pathological changes on the skin, such as keratosis or excessive peeling of the epidermis, pigmentation disorders as well as hair loss. Deficiency of this vitamin causes foot numbness.
Choline-participates in the creation and maintenance of normal cell structure, controlling muscle function, respiratory system, heart function and brain related to memory. Research shows that choline improves long-term memory. Some specialists argue that a diet containing a large amount of absorbable choline (egg diet) can reduce the risk of dementia, dementia characteristic of Alzheimer's disease. Choline also assigns a role in reducing the risk of developing cancer.
1 capsule 1-3 times a day