How to choose the right B complex for you!

How to choose the right B complex for you!

The B vitamin family is made up of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folate and biotin, all of which work in concert to support whole-body wellness. Whilst each individual B vitamin affords its own unique health benefits, it’s common to find them grouped in a B complex supplement to offer synergistic support. However, with so many variations on the market, from activated B vitamins to slow-releasing forms, how do you select the one that best suits your needs? 

Benefits of Bs

Beyond their importance for energy, B vitamins work together to support:

  • Sugar metabolism and energy production
  • Blood health
  • A healthy stress response in the body
  • Emotional wellbeing

When your requirements increase, for example during times of stress or in periods of increased physical activity, a B complex supplement can be a great way to maintain a healthy intake of all the B vitamins and support overall health and wellbeing. However, to ensure a B complex best serves your individual needs, it’s critical that you first consider a few key points, including:

  • Form – as B vitamins commonly present in supplements in either their activated or non-activated forms. Non-activated B vitamins require some form of metabolic or enzymatic conversion to take place before the B vitamin can be readily used by your body. On the other hand, activated B vitamins are biologically active and are therefore ready to use by the body. Activated B vitamins are considered the ideal choice for those that carry out this conversion process with difficulty
  • Delivery – as some B vitamin complexes are designed to be broken down slowly in the gut to provide support over a long period of time
  • Potency – as some individuals may have higher B vitamin requirements such as older individuals or strict vegans and vegetarians

Herbs of Gold offers a range of B complexes with distinct features to provide targeted support no matter your individual circumstance!

Activated B Complex is a comprehensive B vitamin supplement specifically containing a synergistic blend of all four activated B vitamins including B2, B6, folate and B12 ready to be used by the body. Activated B Complex is especially befitting for those with methyltransferase folate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphisms, malabsorption or digestive issues who have difficulties converting B vitamins to their activated forms.

B Sustained Release provides a slow release of B vitamins over an 8-hour period and is suitable for those who may be under increased stress or for those looking for energy support throughout the day. This product contains a special coating to ensure this slow release to ensure that energy production is consistently supported throughout the day. Because of this, it’s also perfect for those who experience mid-afternoon energy slumps!

Mega B Complex is a high dose formula ideal for individuals who require a ‘B boost’ due to increased requirements or who may struggle to wind down at the end of the day.

So, understanding all of this, which Herbs of Gold B Complex supplement is best suited to you?

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