The Vitamin B Complex
Vitamins are essential elements the body needs to develop and function effectively. Unfortunately, many Americans do not get the recommended daily dose of vitamins through diet alone and often require supplementation. ReB Complete is easy to take a comprehensive blend of all B vitamins, including B12 and folic acid that provide energy and mood support.
What are B12 and Folic Acid
Vitamin B12 and folic acid are two of the eight B vitamins which include thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), B6, biotin (B7), B12, and folic acid. These are water-soluble vitamins that support the formation of red blood cells and also help your body convert food to energy.
B12 is active in all cells and is essential for the formation of red blood cells, neurological function, and DNA synthesis. Vitamin B12 is found almost exclusively in animal protein, so vegans and vegetarians may have a difficult time getting the recommended daily dose from diet alone and could benefit from ReB Complete.
This vitamin is involved in DNA synthesis and supports the maturation of red blood cells. Folic acid is closely related to vitamin B12 and is present in a variety of natural foods. However, folates are heat labile, so the folic acid content varies greatly depending on how the food is processed. This unpredictability can lead to deficiencies, which can manifest in a variety of ways.
Since they are closely related, symptoms of B12 and folic acid deficiencies tend to mimic each other. The most common symptoms seen with a deficiency of B12 or folic acid are anemia, lethargy, forgetfulness, and various behavioral disturbances such as irritability. Supplementation with ReB Complete can provide increased energy and reduce mood changes like agitation.
What Makes ReB Complete Different?
ReB Complete offers the active forms of both vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) and folic acid (5-MTHF) to allow for faster absorption. Vitamin B12 exists in multiple forms with cyanocobalamin being the most common form of B12 found in supplements. ReB Complete, however, uses the active methylated form, methylcobalamin, to allow for easier absorption. The inactive form of cyanocobalamin must be activated by the body, a process that releases a small amount of cyanide. While this is not a problem for most people, smokers and people with kidney failure should avoid this form and be sure to take the methylated form found in ReB Complete.
Who Should Take ReB Complete?
ReB Complete is beneficial for anyone suffering from low vitamin B levels, including vegetarians and vegans. Increasing vitamin B intake may also be beneficial for older adults who may suffer from B12 deficiency and a lack of energy and people taking certain medications. Some medications, including metformin, gastric-acid lowering agents, anticonvulsants, and sulfasalazine can also reduce the absorption of B12 and folic acid, requiring supplementation, so speak with your ReNue Rx pharmacist to learn more about ReB Complete and how it can help boost your energy and mood.