Douglas Laboratories, B-Complex, 60 Veggie Caps (Discontinued Item)
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- With Metafolin and Intrinsic Factor
- A Dietary Supplement
B-Complex with Metafolin, manufactured by Douglas Laboratories, is a comprehensive B supplement providing essential B vitamins and intrinsic factor, a nutrient necessary for optimal vitamin B12 absorption. B-Complex with Metafolin is unique among other B-complex vitamins as it contains Metafolin, a patented, natural form of (6S) 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF).
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 capsule daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Cellulose and vegetable stearate.
Keep out of reach of children.
For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place. (59°-77°F/15°-25°C) (35-65% relative humidity) Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing.
|Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule|
|Serving Per Container: 60|
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Thiamine (Vitamin B-1, as Thiamine HCl)||50 mg||3,333%|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2, Riboflavin-5-Phosphate)||20 mg||1,176|
|Niacin (Vitamin B-3, as Niacinamide)||50 mg||250%|
|Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)||20 mg||1,000%|
|Folate (as L-methylfolate, Metafolin)||400 mcg||100%|
|Vitamin B-12 (as methylcobalamin)||500 mcg||8,333%|
|Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5, as d-calcium pantothenate)||50 mg||500%|
|Intrinsic Factor (from porcine)||20 mg||*|
|*Daily Value not established|
Potent B vitamins in reduced form for fast biological activity. I feel very alert after one of these caps in the morning and do not slump in the afternoon. I believe these would be effective for lowering homocysteine, though I have not had my blood levels tested before and after for comparison. Update Dec 2011: Had blood test a couple of weeks ago: homocysteine up from 10.2 (about a year ago) to 12.9. Had previously been taking a multi plus a 1 mg sublingual methylcobalamin every couple of days, so it seems that in my case this product is not a substitute for regular sublingual B12 (despite the inclusion of 'intrinsic factor').
This is a perfect b-complex for those who have issues breaking down regular B vitamins. I do due to the fact I have mutations on the MTHFR gene which means I can't use regular B's efficiently to break blood/brain barrier and support brain functions. This b-complex is already in its broken down form so it can reach brain easily. I do still use methylcobalamin(b12) sublingually since this is the best way to absorb this unless you do B-12 shots.