Customers are often surprised when I explain the multiple benefits of B complex vitamins to them. Most of the time, when we think about B vitamins, we think – with reason – about the nervous system and fatigue. But, even more important, these vitamins are known as cofactors for the liver’s metabolic pathways to ensure a better detoxification. What’s more, optimal levels of these vitamins have been associated to a better psychological and neurological health.
This month, my favourite choice as a naturopath is the Ultra-B12 product from the NOW company. Its formula contains the 8 principal B vitamins, including the active form the B12, methylcobalamin. The “methyl” group acts like a signal across the body and encourages a better genetic expression as well as numerous cellular functions. A healthy methylation is essential for cellular and hormonal health, along with the adequate production of neurotransmitters and the longevity of cognitive functions.
It is estimated that about 51% of the population has difficulty converting B vitamin cyanocobalamin into B12 methylcobalamin, the active form. Since B vitamins act as cofactors and catalysts of many biochemical reactions in the body, they should be part of any protocol aimed at maintaining health or returning to health. Risks of deficiency are higher among elders, vegetarians and vegans.
Every B vitamin works in synergy with the others and that’s why the liquid formula Ultra B12 from NOW seems like a healthy and beneficial choice to fulfill one’s needs in these famous and multifunctional B vitamins.- Back to previous page -