Glad I found this product. Have the MTHFR gene and cannot use the folate found in other B vitamins and/or multi vitamins. Taking B- along with Active B12 with L-5-MTHF gives me the full range of B vitamins that I need.
B-Minus by Seeking Health is a pure vitamin B complex formula that provides thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, and biotin. It is free of B12 and folate. Niacin assists in the normal functioning of the digestive system, skin, and nerves and is important for the conversion of food to energy. Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1, plays a crucial role in metabolic reactions such as forming adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which every cell of the body uses for energy. Riboflavin is essential for healthy energy levels, supporting healthy immune system function, and maintaining healthy hair, skin, and mucous membranes. P-5-P, or pyridoxal 5'-phosphate, is known as the active "coenzyme" form of vitamin B6. This is because the P-5-P form of B6 is directly used in B6-dependent enzyme functions within the body. In fact, vitamin B6 and P-5-P are needed for more than 100 enzymes - mostly related to protein metabolism. Pantothenic acid, or vitamin B5, assists the other B vitamins in converting food into usable energy. It is also an essential part of the body's ability to produce various enzymes, which act as the catalyst to numerous biochemical reactions in the body. Biotin supports healthy carbohydrate metabolism. It is also essential to healthy hair, skin and nail growth.*
B-Minus is ideal for those who have trouble tolerating methylated B vitamins, allowing for non-methylated or preferred forms of B12 and folate to be added to one’s regimen as needed. It can also be combined with doses of methylfolate and vitamin B12 that are tailored to one’s individual needs for greater flexibility and customization. For an all-in-one B complex with vitamin B12 and methylfolate, consider our B Complex Plus.*
Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians
Milk, Egg, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soy, Gluten, GMO, Artificial Colors, Artificial Flavors
Take 1 capsule daily with food or without food or use as directed by your healthcare professional. Do not take within 5 hours of bedtime as it may interfere with sleep.
Children and pregnant or lactating women should consult their healthcare practitioner prior to use. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged. Consult with a healthcare professional before use if you are using antibiotics or other medications.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 100
|Thiamin (as thiamine hydrochloride)||25 mg||2,083%|
|Riboflavin (as riboflavin-5'-phosphate sodium)||20 mg||1,538%|
|Niacin (as inositol hexanicotinate and niacin)||50 mg||313%|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal-5'-phosphate)||20 mg||1,176%|
|Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate)||150 mg||3,000%|
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsule (hypromellose and water), microcrystalline cellulose, ascorbyl palmitate, and L-leucine.
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|Cost Per Serving||$0.25|
|Delivery Method||Vegetarian Capsule|
|Storage||Keep closed in a cool, dry place out of reach by children.|
|Dimensions (in.)||Length: 2.375 / Width: 2.375 / Height: 4|
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B minus is an A+
B minus is targeted to help reduce lipids and I like the product a lot. I'll have another blood test in 6 months to know for sure.
Good product, good price
I really appreciate this product, since I definitely want to take a B-complex supplement but absolutely cannot tolerate folate in any form, even non-methylated. In the past, I have used a different company's product, but it is significantly more expensive without being clearly better for my body. B-minus does a fine job.
The one issue that I'd like to raise is that sometimes (a handful of times per month, I'd say) I get a "niacin flush" reaction from taking a single capsule. Perhaps the mixture could be stirred a few more times before being encapsulated? I think that would solve the problem.