A wide and complex variety of B vitamins is essential for the body to convert food into cellular energy. This water-soluble group of vitamins is first absorbed in the small intestine and then travels to the liver where they are biotransformed into their coenzyme forms. One of the key roles of B vitamins is to serve as prime coenzymes for the Kreb’s cycle, the biochemical pathway responsible for maintaining energy production in the form of cellular energy. In addition, B vitamins, particularly folate, B6 and B12, are required for proper methylation, a biochemical process that helps convert the problematic amino acid metabolite, homocysteine into the amino acids methionine and cysteine. Proper methylation is critical for supporting many aspects of mental and physical health, including regulating gene expression and DNA repair.
Activated B is a balanced and comprehensive B complex supplement that contains 5 USP B vitamins, folate, methylcobalamin, and biotin along with choline and inositol.
Adequate B vitamin levels are essential for maintaining energy levels and additional intake is often needed by those with high levels of stress.