The whole B-complex vitamins are vital for robust health, especially folic acid and vitamin B12. The B vitamins work together as a team, which is why it is generally recommended to take a supplement with the whole vitamin B-complex family, rather than isolated B vitamins.
Even if you could eat large amounts of foods rich in B vitamins, such as fruits, vegetables and grains, you would still typically fall short of the desired daily intake of B vitamins. Why? Research shows that the nutrient content of our food has been drastically decreased due to poor soil health and extensive pesticide use in the U.S. In addition, many of us are under tremendous stress from modern day living, that uses up B vitamins faster than ever before.
Max Stress B Nano-Plex does not contain synthetic B vitamins like about 99% of those B vitamins on the market today. Synthetic B vitamins are chemically synthesized molecules manufactured in a test tube, typically from coal tar derivatives. These synthetic molecules mimic only one component of the multitude of life-supporting nutrient complexes found in real, natural B vitamins.
Folic Acid - Prevents neural tube defects in infants and adequate levels have been associated with lower levels of homocysteine in the blood (a risk factor for serious heart and immune concerns).
Vitamin B12 - Plays a key role in the body and is also associated with lower levels of homocysteine in the blood. It is required for energy production and overall health of the body, including red blood cell formation. Other roles of B12 include proper nervous system development and prevention of infertility in men. It has also been shown to improve memory and promote heart health. Research has shown that vitamin B12 levels decline as we age.
Vitamin B6 – Like folate and B1, vitamin B6 has also been associated with lower levels of homocysteine. In addition, vitamin B6 is well known in this computer age for its role in relieving carpal tunnel syndrome. In their book, “Vitamin B6 Therapy”, John Marion Ellis, M.D., and Jean Pamplin explain how insulin resistance (elevated blood-glucose levels now at crisis proportions in the U.S. due to eating refined sugar and grains) causes reduced blood levels of B6 which then lowers both pancreatic and circulating insulin levels.
Vitamin B5 – Best known as pantothenic acid, vitamin B5 has long been considered the “anti-stress” vitamin for its role in helping to balance adrenal gland function and hence help us cope with stress better. In his book, “The Vitamin Revolution”, Michael Janson, M.D., says that insufficient amounts of pantothenic acid can lead to fatigue, mood imbalances and sleep concerns.
Vitamin B3 – Helps improve blood circulation by dilating arteries – especially important in the extremities and brain. This vitamin is a key factor in metabolizing carbohydrates, boosting energy and maintaining a healthy brain and nervous system.
Vitamin B2 – Important in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fat and protein and therefore, in creating energy. B2 also supports eye and skin health.
Vitamin B1 – Also essential for metabolizing carbohydrates, fat and protein – and thus boosting energy. It supports the nervous system and healthy emotional balance. Insufficient Vitamin B1 can create a loss of appetite, memory and mood imbalances and sluggish thinking. Many studies show that B1 enhances the ability to learn and retain knowledge.
Inositol – Involved in immunity, liver function and cell membrane health. It promotes healthy liver metabolism, skin health and heart function, according to Dr. Berkson, author of “All About B Vitamins”. Inositol has been used by healthcare practitioners for severe mental imbalances.
Choline - In 1998, for the first time, choline was classified as an essential B vitamin. Among many roles that it plays, choline is important for liver function, heart health, achieving optimal physical performance and healthy memory and mental balance.
Biotin – It’s roles include breaking down fats and creating new ones, constructing proteins from amino acids, and helping to manufacture various building blocks of genes.