B Vitamins

 B Vitamins

The details

Commonly found in: meat, eggs and dairy products

Dosage (The Daily):

  • Vitamin B1: 20mg
  • Vitamin B6: 20mg
  • Vitamin B9: 680 mcg DFE
  • Vitamin B12: 4mcg

Unique Features: Emerging genetic research reveals that certain individuals possess a gene mutation that hinders their ability to metabolize and utilize folic acid effectively. Consequently, we opt for a more bioavailable form of folate, known as methylated folate, to ensure optimal absorption.

Understanding the Benefits

Purpose: B Vitamins are vital nutrients with pivotal roles in cellular metabolism, particularly in the production of energy, and in the formation of new red blood cells. Among these, folate (B9) stands out as particularly essential due to its critical involvement in the rapid cell division that occurs during pregnancy. Additionally, research indicates that the intake of B1 and B6 may contribute to the alleviation of PMS symptoms and enhancements in mood.

The Research

There are 2,500+ published papers looking into B Vitamines. Take a dive into the research to see what the science says. Below are three papers to get you started.

** B Vitamins and Ageing. Subcell Biochem. 2018;90:451-470.

** Dietary B vitamin intake and incident premenstrual syndrome. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 May;93(5):1080-6.

** The importance of folate, vitamins B6 and B12 for the lowering of homocysteine concentrations for patients with recurrent pregnancy loss and MTHFR mutations. Reprod Toxicol. 2017 Sep;72:159-163.