Vitamin B Complex with Benfotiamine | Dr Mercola

Vitamin B Complex with Benfotiamine | Dr Mercola

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B vitamins are important for your brain, nervous system and immune function, energy production, cell metabolism, organ and tissue health and much more. 

Low levels of B vitamins are becoming more commonplace just as researchers discover exciting new benefits for this valuable family of nutrients. For the sake of your body and brain, take advantage of their new findings.


Dr. Mercola's Vitamin B Complex is a unique and complete complex that provides the ideal proportion of the eight major B vitamins:

  • Contains the patented PANMOL® vitamin B complex with concentrations of B vitamins a hundred-fold higher than what’s found in whole grains
  • The B vitamins are organically bound to sprouts from organic quinoa seeds for enhanced bioavailability and potential benefits
  • Contains more than just the eight familiar B vitamins – It contains a multitude of well-balanced and biologically active B vitamins complete with co-factors and co-enzymes
  • May be better absorbed in your body than regular isolated synthetic B vitamins
  • Contains fat-soluble Benfotiamine that can cross cell walls with greater ease for enhanced thiamine bioavailability and cellular support in your body and brain

This is the first time B vitamins have been created through a patented process where they are organically bound.

B Vitamin Recommended Adult Daily Intake Susceptibility to damage during processing and storage Important Functions
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) 1.2 mg; 1.4 mg (pregnant and lactating women) Sensitive to heat, oxygen, humidity, and light, and very sensitive to alkaline pH Essential for metabolism of fats and carbohydrates, energy metabolism for nervous system and muscles
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 1.3 mg; 1.6 mg (pregnant and lactating women) Sensitive to humidity and light Essential for growth and muscle development, eye health, and healthy skin
Niacin (Vitamin B3) 16 mg; 18 mg (pregnant and lactating women) Stable Essential for the proper function of enzymes and a healthy nervous system, skin, nails and GI function
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) 5 mg; 7 mg (pregnant and lactating women) Sensitive to heat and humidity A structural element of many co-enzymes, plays a central role in energy metabolism and the synthesis of sex hormones
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) 1.7 mg; 2 mg (pregnant and lactating women) Very sensitive to heat, and sensitive to humidity, light and acid pH Essential for the body’s utilisation of protein and the synthesis of neurotransmitters
Folate (Vitamin B9) 400 µg; 600 µg (pregnant and lactating women) Very sensitive to heat, acid pH and light, and sensitive to humidity Required for the production of red blood cells in bone marrow
Biotin 30 µg; 35 (pregnant and lactating women) Sensitive to humidity and light Supports healthy normal growth, digestion, muscle function, healthy skin and hair, and cellular health
Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) 2.4 µg; 2.8 µg (pregnant and lactating women) Sensitive to heat, oxygen, humidity, and contact with iron or copper Supports protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism, GI and nervous system health, immune function and the healthy production of red blood cells


Additional Information

Low levels of B vitamins can affect your body in many different ways because of the vitamins' far-reaching and interrelated effects. Some of the signs include: inability to sleep well, fatigue, GI symptoms, joint or muscle discomfort, mood swings, confusion and forgetfulness.

Certain groups are more likely to have a deficiency or low levels of one or more B vitamins:

  • Those with gut issues (the vitamins may not be absorbed properly)
  • Those who regularly drink alcohol
  • Vegetarians and vegans
  • Those who drink more than four cups of coffee daily
  • Those regularly consuming a high-calorie, high-carbohydrate diet with low nutrient value
  • Those avoiding key dietary sources of B vitamins, like dairy and whole grains
  • Older adults (your ability to produce intrinsic factor for absorption decreases)
  • Those taking antacids and proton-pump inhibitors (could interfere with absorption)

Because B vitamins are water-soluble and not stored in your body, you must get the entire complex through diet each day. That can be a challenge since many individuals may have absorption issues. Plus, some of the vitamins are easily destroyed during processing and storage.

Also, because you need them in the right proportions to each other, it is recommended to take a vitamin B complex rather than individual B vitamins.

Japanese Benfotiamine for Enhanced Bioavailability and Cellular Support

European doctors have been using this little known, yet special form of vitamin B1 or thiamine for decades to:

  • Support healthy endothelial function and cardiovascular health
  • Help protect against oxidative stress of brain and nerve tissue
  • Support healthy cardiac muscle cell function
  • Support healthy kidney function
  • Support healthy vision

What’s truly unique about benfotiamine is that it is fat-soluble. This unusual trait allows it to enter your cells with much greater ease than regular water-soluble thiamine. It also remains active in your body for a longer period.

Because benfotiamine passes through cell walls so easily, its enhanced bio-availability and bioactivity potential help protect cells, tissues and organs.

And since it is a form of thiamine, it’s ideal for supporting your cognitive function, nervous and musculoskeletal systems, and digestion. A study even shows benfotiamine may help decrease the production of amyloid plaque in the brain.

As you already know, thiamine helps convert carbohydrates and fats into glucose or fuel for your body. It’s also used to regulate glucose metabolism.

Whenever you eat simple carbohydrates or sugars that turn into glucose in your body, you automatically need more vitamin B1 or thiamine to handle its metabolism.

Benfotiamine supports healthy thiamine levels in your body, which in turn promotes optimal production of the enzyme thiamine pyrophosphate, or TPP.

This is what makes benfotiamine especially valuable: TPP plays a role in maintaining low levels of Advanced Glycation End product (AGE). Studies show that benfotiamine disrupts three major pathways that can lead to the formation of toxic substances in your body, including AGEs.

Suggested Use

Adults, as a dietary supplement take two (2) capsules daily with a meal.


DISCLAIMER: This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information provided on this site is for educational purposes and should not be construed as medical advice.