Most B vitamins do not remain stored in the body, so they must be obtained daily from your diet to help maintain optimal health. Therefore, supplementing with tissue-ready 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. Basic B Complex consists of 10 water-soluble compounds. Unlike most vitamin B products, Basic B Complex contains the active forms of several of the B vitamins for enhanced usage. Thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin 5′-phosphate (active vitamin B2), niacin and niacinamide (two forms of vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxal 5′-phosphate (active vitamin B6), methylcobalamin (active vitamin B12), 5-MTHF (active folate), biotin, and choline. Both individually and together these nutrients support cellular energy production, healthy red blood cell formation, and healthy neurological function.*
Although choline is often grouped with the B vitamin family, it is not officially a B vitamin. Thorne’s Basic B Complex is not derived from yeast.
If pregnant, consult your health professional before using this product.
Interactions: 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.