B1, B2, B3, B5, B7 (a.k.a. Biotin) help convert food into energy. These B vitamins help break down food into glucose that cells use to fuel their energy. This increase in cellular energy helps improve overall energy levels. B6 also helps to make new red blood cells, which carries oxygen throughout the body giving you more energy.
In therapeutic doses, B’s are known to help alleviate stress. B1, B3, B5, B6 & B12 play an important role in the synthesis of serotonin (the happy chemical). Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate mood and social behaviour, appetite and digestion and sleep. Overall, contributing to feelings of wellbeing and happiness.
Supports Brain Function
B1, B3, B5, B6 & B12 vitamins are essential for neurological function. They are needed to make neurotransmitters that send signals between the body and the brain. B6, B9 (folic acid) & B12 also play an important role in managing homocysteine (an amino acid) levels that have been linked to the risk of dementia, stroke and heart disease.
Superior Nutrient Absorption
Digestive issues, age and certain health conditions can inhibit B vitamin absorption. Platinum Naturals’ B-Complex is suspended in healthy oil through our award-winning Superior Nutrient Absorption delivery system. Suspending the B vitamins in healthy oils:
1. Protects the vitamins from the harshness of the stomach.
2. Improves absorption through the intestinal tract
3. Removes the need for the intrinsic factor (a protein that enables B12 absorption).
What is intrinsic factor?
Intrinsic factor is a protein that’s secreted in the gut that enables B12 absorption. Without this intrinsic factor B12 cannot be absorbed or utilized by the body.
With our Superior Nutrient Absorption delivery system, we suspend the B vitamins in medium chain triglycerides (MCT) oil from coconuts. The oil acts as a carrier of B12 across the membrane in the intestinal tract, removing the need for the intrinsic factor. This is particularly important for those with digestive issues and certain health conditions that affect absorption.