B Vitamins

 B Vitamins

How it supports your body

B Vitamins are important nutrients that play critical roles for cell metabolism (think energy production) and for making new red blood cells. The best known B Vitamin is folate (B9) because it is so critical during rapid cell division that happens during pregnancy. Vegans are frequently at risk for low levels of Vitamin B12 and so taking a supplement like The Daily can help. There are studies suggesting that intake of B1 and B6 can help reduce PMS symptoms and improve mood. 

The details

Commonly found in: meat, eggs and dairy products

Amount (The Daily):

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

What makes it special: Recent genetics research suggests that some people have a gene mutation that makes it hard for them to process and use folic acid. Because of that we use a form of folate (methylate folate) that is more bioavailable. 

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.