B-Complex #12 offers a complete vitamin B complex, with added vitamin B-12 and folate. Supplementing with the active forms of the B vitamins is extremely important to everyone, especially individuals who might not be able to convert non-active B vitamins to their active forms in the liver because of compromised liver function, poorly functioning enzymes, digestive disorders, or increasing age.* Vitamin B12 and folate are necessary for normal red blood cell formation, tissue and cellular repair, normal methylation and homocysteine metabolism, and DNA synthesis.* Thorne's B-Complex #12 supplies the active form of vitamin B12 methylcobalamin as well as the active form of folate 5-MTHF. The other bioactive forms of the B vitamins in each capsule ensures you will get the most bioavailable vitamin B complex available.* B-Complex #12 is not derived from yeast.
Most of the B vitamins, with the exception of vitamin B12, are not stored in the body, consequently, they must be acquired daily from the diet in order to maintain optimal health
Vitamin B12 deficiency can be manifest with varying degrees of mental changes, such as confusion and irritability.* Certain prescription medications for seizures, diabetes, arthritis, and cancer can cause a deficiency of these important vitamins. The incidence of vitamin B12 and/or folate deficiency is high among the elderly. Pregnant women require an increased amount of folate for proper fetal development.* A woman who has a folate deficiency prior to pregnancy can expect that deficiency to be intensified during pregnancy.
B Complex #12 includes eight water-soluble B vitamins thiamin vitamin B1 , riboflavin/riboflavin 5'-phosphate vitamin B2 , niacinamide vitamin B3 , pantothenic acid vitamin B5 , pyridoxine/pyridoxal 5'-phosphate vitamin B6 , methylcobalamin vitamin B12 , 5-MTHF folate , and biotin, plus choline. Although each B vitamin is chemically distinct, they often work synergistically in various biochemical functions throughout the body from cellular energy production, to healthy red blood cell formation, to healthy neurological function.
Suggested Use As a dietary supplement Take 1 capsule one to three times daily or as recommended by your health professional. - Or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Serving Size 1 capsule
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value***
Thiamin as Thiamin HCl
Riboflavin 25 mg as Riboflavin and 3.6 mg as Riboflavin 5' - Phosphate Sodium
Niacin as Niacinamide
Vitamin B6 20 mg as Pyridoxine HCl and 3.4 mg as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate
Folate 400 mcg as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt
Vitamin B12 as Methylcobalamin
Pantothenic Acid as Calcium Pantothenate
Choline as Choline Citrate
*Daily Value Not Established ***Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Other IngredientsHypromellose derived from cellulose capsule, microcrystalline cellulose, calcium laurate, silicon dioxide.
WarningsKeep out of reach of children. As with all dietary supplements, consult your healthcare professional before use. See product label for more information. ALLERGY WARNING This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. PREGNANCY If pregnant, consult your health professional before using this product. INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS 5-methyltetrahydrofolate 5-MTHF supplementation is not recommended concurrent with methotrexate cancer therapy, as it can interfere with methotrexate's anti-neoplastic activity, however, this folate source has not been shown to interfere with the anti-inflammatory activity of methotrexate. An individual taking methotrexate for psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis can safely take a supplement containing folate.