B-Minus - B complex
- Category: Vitamins & Energy
- Free from folate and vitamin B12
- Source of activated B-vitamins
- Promotes energy metabolism*
- Benefits the memory*
- Free from common allergens
- 100 vegetable capsules
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B-Minus - B Complex by Seeking Health
Seeking Health’s B-Minus vitamin B-complex group is a pure supplement consisting of the B-vitamins, thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), vitamin B6, pantothenic acid (B5), and biotin (B8). The blend is free of the vitamins B11 (folate) and B12 and is therefore ideal for those who have difficulty tolerating methylated B vitamins. This ensures the possibility to use non-methylated or other desired forms of the vitamins B11 and B12 at one’s own discretion and adjust them to your daily needs. The complex is also free of all common allergens and artificial colors and flavors and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
B vitamins under the microscope
B vitamins work together as a complex and depend on each other to properly perform their respective individual tasks. This is the reason why they are often included in a supplement as a group; so also in Seeking Health’s B-Minus - B Complex. Each B vitamin has specific characteristics. Niacin (B3) helps to release energy from the diet, supports the normal skin and is vital for the nervous system. Thiamine (B1) contributes to the energy-yielding metabolism and riboflavin (B2) protects the cells, nourishes the skin from within, benefits the mucous membranes and activates the natural energy in your body. Pantothenic acid (B5) supports the other B vitamins in the release of energy from the diet while the active form of vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P), supports the immune system, helps fight fatigue and also supports the energy metabolism. Biotin (B8), finally, is important for the condition of the skin and hair, contributes to normal lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, and supports energy.
Evolution of epigenetics
Epigenetics is a science that has been changing and evolving significantly in recent years. More and more we begin to understand that our DNA, or genetic predisposition, does not have all the clues, but that it is the 'epigenome' that effectively runs the DNA by turning certain genes 'on' or 'off'. So we may have mapped our entire DNA, but we are far from there yet. After all, our DNA is comparable to a computer, where it depends on the software (the epigenomes) in which way the computer is being used. The main epigenetic processes in our body are the methylation processes, in particular DNA methylation. A lot of research is currently being done into the influence of diet and lifestyle on our epigenomes and to what extent epigenetic influence can also be passed on to subsequent generations. In sum, the science of epigenetics studies variations in gene expression, which, however, do not cause changes in the DNA sequence itself.
- Pure vitamin B complex based on the B vitamins thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), vitamin B6, pantothenic acid (B5) and biotin (B8)
- Free of vitamins B11 (folate) and B12 for more control and flexibility in adjusting the dosage to your routine
- Riboflavin (B2) protects cells, nourishes the skin from within, benefits the mucous membranes and activates the body’s natural energy
- Niacin (B3) helps to release energy from food, supports normal skin and is important for the nervous system
- Biotin (B8) is important for the skin and for the condition of the hair, contributes to a normal fat and carbohydrate metabolism, and helps keep energy levels up
- Free from milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, nuts, wheat, soy, gluten, GMOs and artificial colors and flavors
The Methylation Process
Every minute, trillions of methylation processes take place in all cells of our body, which in turn affect thousands of other bodily processes. Methylation is a controlled transfer of a methyl group primarily to proteins, amino acids, enzymes and DNA. Methylation is involved in the maintenance and repair of our DNA within our cells and tissues. Substances that have the ability to donate a methyl group are called methyl donors. B vitamins, vitamin C, biotin, zinc, folic acid and betaine, among other compounds, can function as a methyl donor. Methyl groups play an important role in gene expression, since they have the ability to switch our DNA on and off. It is not without reason that they are one of the most researched molecules in epigenetics. Research indicates that methylation responds to environmental factors and decreases with age. This has made the relationship between health and the ability to methylate a frontier research area.
Epigenetics & Seeking Health
Epigenetics refers to the myriad factors that influence our gene expression. The name epigenetics was coined in 1942 by biologist Conrad Waddington and literally means 'around the DNA', referring to the markers around the DNA that can turn genes on and off. The idea behind it is that the experiences, living conditions and nutrition of an organism have a major modulating influence on its genetic predisposition. For Dr. Ben Lynch, epigenetics stands for the power of our genes and for the fact that we are not our DNA, but that we can work with our genes and just need to know how to shape this cooperation. The Lynch method is therefore aimed at our DNA markers (also called SNPs or single nucleotide polymorphisms). By using supplements and making adjustments in diet and lifestyle, we can aim to 'clean up dirty genes', in Lynch's words.
About Seeking Health
From an early age, Dr. Ben Lynch, founder of Seeking Health, was interested in the relationship between health and gene expression, and studied natural medicine, molecular biology and epigenetics. In his recent book Dirty Genes, he describes how having 'contaminated' genes can be the cause of countless health problems and shows how you can optimize the functioning of your genes through the right diet and lifestyle. In recent years he helped thousands of clients, physicians and health care professionals in the use of these insights and therefore is currently one of the most consulted experts in the field of epigenetics.
* B vitamins, including vitamins B1, B3, B5 and B8, benefit memory, provide mental energy and promote energy metabolism
Take 1 capsule daily after breakfast or as directed by your healthcare professional. Do not take within 5 hours of bedtime as it may interfere with sleep.
25 mg Thiamin (as thiamin hydrochloride) 2083%, 20 mg Riboflavin (as riboflavin-5'-phosphate sodium) 1538%, 50 mg Niacin (50% as inositol hexanicotinate and 50% as niacin) 313%, 20 mg Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal-5'-phosphate) 1176%, 500 mcg Biotin 1667%, 150 mg Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 3000%. % = Reference Intake; *RI not established.
HPMC (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, ascorbyl palmitate, L-leucine, medium-chain triglyceride oil, and silica.