Contains an optimal balance of all the B vitamins. Basic B Complex contains active forms of the vitamins for enhanced availability to the tissues. B vitamins are essential for healthy neurological function and energy production so great for increasing vitality and decreasing stress.
Most B vitamins do not remain stored in the body, so they must be acquired daily from the diet to help maintain optimal health. Therefore, supplementing with tissue-ready B vitamins is extremely important to everyone, especially individuals who might not be able to convert non-active B vitamins to their active forms in the liver. Basic B Complex consists of 10 water-soluble compounds. Unlike many B vitamin products, Basic B Complex contains the active forms of several of the B vitamins for enhanced utilization: thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin 5'-phosphate (active vitamin B2), niacin and niacinamide (two forms of vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (active vitamin B6), methylcobalamin (active vitamin B12), 5-MTHF (active folate), biotin, and choline. Both individually and together these nutrients support cellular energy production, healthy red blood cell formation, and healthy neurological function.
Among the factors that can inhibit the body's ability to convert non-active vitamins to their active forms in the liver are compromised liver function, poorly functioning enzymes, digestive disturbances, and age. Thorne's Basic B Complex contains the entire B complex, including the activated forms of vitamin B2 (riboflavin 5'-phosphate), vitamin B6 (pyridoxal 5'-phosphate), folic acid (L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate), and vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin), as well as biotin and choline. Although choline is often grouped with the B vitamin family, it is not officially a B vitamin. Unlike many B vitamin supplements on the market, Thorne's Basic B Complex is not derived from yeast.