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|
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.