Isotonix™ Advanced B-Complex
What Makes Isotonix™ Advanced B-Complex Unique?
Isotonix™ Advanced B-complex is a mixture of the eight essential B-vitamins, such as Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pyridoxine (B6), Pantothenic Acid (B5), Folic Acid (B8), Cyanocobalamin (B12) and Biotin. Most of the B-vitamins play a critical role as cofactors in cellular energy metabolism. B-vitamins are important for hundreds of biochemical reactions in the body.
Vitamin deficiency can lead to fatigue and lethargy, which is why B-complex supplements are excellent energy boosters. Vitamin B12 is not synthesized from plants or animals, and the process of absorbing B12 is very complex. Because of this complexity, B12 absorption may be compromised, potentially leading to B12 deficiency. Thus, absorbability is a key factor in choosing B12 supplementation.
Isotonix Advanced B-Complexis an isotonic-capable combination of the essential B vitamins with magnesium and potassium, which work synergistically to promote a myriad of health benefits and biological processes in the body. Isotonix B-Complex works to promote healthy red blood cell formation, increase energy, promote cardiovascular health and help maintain healthy levels of serotonin. B vitamins are necessary for proper functioning of the nervous system, bone marrow and muscle function. Vitamin B12 and folic acid facilitate steps required for cell division. Vitamin B5 is involved in the Krebs cycle of energy production and is needed to make the neurotransmitter acetylcholine as well as producing, transporting, and releasing energy from fats. Thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and biotin participate in different aspects of energy production. The large amount of vitamin B12 provided in the Isotonix formula may be capable of forcing small amounts across the membranes of the intestines. This vitamin is carried into the body by forming a complex with Intrinsic Factor, a stomach derived protein. It enters the body bound to proteins, requiring an acidic pH level and proper pancreatic release of proteolytic enzymes. Because many vegetarian diets are lacking in the essential B-vitamins, Isotonix B-Complex meets the need for B-vitamins for vegetarians.
Isotonic, which means “same pressure,” bears the same chemical resemblance of the body’s blood, plasma and tears. All fluids in the body have a certain concentration, referred to as osmotic pressure. The body’s common osmotic pressure, which is isotonic, allows a consistent maintenance of body tissues. In order for a substance to be absorbed and used in the body’s metabolism, it must be transported in an isotonic state.
Isotonix dietary supplements are delivered in an isotonic solution. This means that the body has less work to do to in obtaining great absorption. The isotonic state of the suspension allows nutrients to pass directly into the small intestine and be rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. With Isotonix products, little nutritive value is lost, making the absorption of nutrients highly efficient while delivering maximum results.
Primary Benefits of Isotonix™ Advanced B-Complex:
· Helps in the production of red blood cells
· Aids in tissue formation, and helps prevent neural tube defects when taken prior to becoming pregnant and during early pregnancy
· Contributes to the development and maintenance of bones and teeth, and the maintenance of proper muscle function
· Helps the body to metabolize proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to enhance energy production and support cardiovascular health
Key Ingredients Found in Isotonix™ Advanced B-Complex:
Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
Vitamin B12, a bacterial product is naturally found in organ meats, liver, beef, pork, eggs, whole milk, cheese, whole wheat bread and fish. B12 can only be found in animal products, with small amounts derived from the fermented soy products miso and peanuts. It is essential that vegetarians consume a vitamin B12 supplement to maintain optimal health. Vitamin B12, when ingested, is stored in the liver and other tissues for later use. The synthetic form of B12, cyanocobalamin, is not derived from either plants or animals, and is intrinsic in the maintenance of normal functioning body cells, especially those of the nervous system (protecting the sheaths of nerve cells), bone marrow and intestinal tract. These tissues are first to exhibit signs of B12 depletion. Vitamin B12 itself is responsible for maintaining optimum energy levels, as it plays a vital role in the Krebs energy cycle.
Folate (Folic Acid)
Folic acid is mainly found in fruits and vegetables. Dark, leafy greens, oranges, orange juice, beans and peas are the best sources, as well as Brewer’s yeast, which supply additional B vitamins. Folic acid plays a key role by boosting the benefits of B12 supplementation. These two B vitamins join forces and work together in maintaining normal red blood cells. Folic acid assists in the normal utilization of amino acids and proteins, as well as supporting the construction of the material for DNA and RNA synthesis. Scientific studies have found that when working in tandem with folic acid, B12 is capable of promoting normal homocysteine levels. This works toward supporting a healthy cardiovascular and nervous system.
Riboflavin 5-Phosphate (Vitamin B2)
Vitamin B2 is a found in liver, dairy products, dark green vegetables and some types of seafood. Vitamin B2 serves as a co-enzyme, working with other B vitamins. It promotes healthy red blood cell formation, supports the nervous system and normal human growth. It supports collagen growth and helps regulate thyroid activity. Vitamin B2 plays a crucial role in turning food into energy as a part of the electron transport chain, driving cellular energy on the micro-level. Riboflavin can be useful for pregnant or lactating women, as well as athletes due to their higher caloric needs. Vitamin B2 aids in the breakdown of fats, while functioning as a cofactor or helper in activating B6 and folic acid. Vitamin B2 is water-soluble and cannot be stored by the body except in insignificant amounts. It must be replenished daily.
Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6)
Poultry, fish, whole grains and bananas are the main dietary sources of Vitamin B6. B6 is a co-factor required for protein and amino acid metabolism, and helps maintain proper fluid balance. It also assists in the maintenance of healthy red and white blood cells. B6 is required for hemoglobin synthesis. Vitamin B6 is involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters in the brain and peripheral nerve cells, and it supports nerve conduction. Some athletic supplements include vitamin B6 because it aids in the conversion of glycogen to glucose for energy in muscle tissue. Vitamin B6, when taken with folic acid, has been shown to help maintain normal plasma levels of homocysteine, which promotes optimal cardiovascular health. Vitamin B6 should be administered as a part of a complex of other B-vitamins for best results.
Foods rich in magnesium include unpolished grains, nuts and green vegetables. Green, leafy vegetables are potent sources of magnesium because of their chlorophyll content. Meats, starches, milk, refined and processed foods contain low amounts of magnesium.
Magnesium is a component of the mineralized part of bone and is necessary for the metabolism of potassium and calcium in adults. It helps maintain normal levels of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, adrenaline and insulin. It is also important for transporting calcium inside the cell for utilization. Magnesium plays a key role in the functioning of muscle and nervous tissue, and the synthesis of all proteins, nucleic acids, nucleotides, cyclic adenosine monophosphate, lipids and carbohydrates.
Magnesium is required for energy release, regulation of the body temperature, proper nerve function and regulating metabolism. Importantly, magnesium is also required by the body to build healthy bones, teeth and normal muscle development. It works together with calcium and vitamin D to help keep bones strong. Magnesium, when combined with calcium, helps support the heart muscles in maintaining a regular heartbeat and promoting normal blood pressure.
Potassium is an electrolyte stored in the muscles. Foods rich in potassium include bananas, oranges, cantaloupe, avocado, raw spinach, cabbage and celery. Potassium is an essential macromineral that helps maintain fluid balance in the body. It also plays a role in a wide variety of biochemical and physiological processes. Among other things, potassium is important in the transmission of nerve impulses, the contraction of cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscle, the synthesis of nucleic acids, and the maintenance of intracellular tonicity.
It also promotes glycogen and protein synthesis. Potassium is an electrolyte that promotes normal heartbeat. Potassium is important in releasing energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates during metabolism. Potassium helps regulate water balance, aids in recovery from exercise and helps with the elimination of wastes. Sodium and potassium are two of the most important ions in maintaining the homeostatic equilibrium of the body fluids.
Thiamin HCl (Vitamin B1)
Thiamin plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism and nerve function. Thiamin is required for a healthy nervous system and assists in the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). It is also used in the manufacture of hydrochloric acid.
D-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5)
Pantothenic acid (B5) is the transfer agent for choline to acetylcholine, which aids in proper neurotransmitter activity in the brain. Pantothenic acid is also known as the anti-stress vitamin. It also plays very important role in the secretion of hormones.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for many aspects of health, growth and reproduction. It is part of the vitamin B complex. Niacin assists in the functioning of the digestive system, skin and nerves. It is also important for the conversion of food to energy. Niacin (also known as vitamin B-3) is found in dairy products, poultry, fish, lean meats, nuts, eggs, legumes, and enriched breads and cereals.
Biotin (Vitamin B7)
Biotin can be found in food sources such as egg yolks, peanuts, beef liver, milk (10 mcg/cup), cereals, almonds and Brewer’s yeast. Biotin is used in healthy cell growth, the production of fatty acids, metabolism of fats and amino acids. It plays a role in the Citric acid cycle, the process in which biochemical energy is generated during aerobic respiration. Biotin not only assists in various metabolic chemical conversions but also helps to transfer carbon dioxide.
Frequently Asked Questions about Isotonix™ Advanced B-Complex:
What is Isotonix™ Advanced B-Complex?
Isotonix Advanced B-Complex is a blend of all B-vitamins with potassium and biotin. Because of the isotonic state of this blend, one can be sure that the maximum amounts of nutrients are reaching their target areas with utmost efficiency. An isotonic solution is one that actually matches the body’s own osmolarity and is easily absorbed into one’s system. Other isotonic solutions of the body include tears, plasma and mother’s milk. These all-star B-vitamins join in the proper amounts for maximal utilization and absorption. B12 and the other-B vitamins act as members of a team. When taken all together, B12 acts as a key player in the production of energy, cell maintenance and promotion of normal nervous system functioning. Folic acid is also present, playing an integral role in aiding B12 in the healthy utilization of amino acids and proteins, as well as DNA and RNA synthesis.
What is the source of the vitamin B12 in our Isotonix Advanced B-Complex?
Vitamin B-12 is a bacterial product, not synthesized by plants or animals. We get it by taking supplements or by eating eggs or meats. Vegetarians are recommended to take a B vitamin dietary supplement.
Can a person who lacks Intrinsic Factor and has to take B-12 shots get benefits from taking Isotonix B-Complex?
No. Vitamin B-12 requires intrinsic factor, a B-12 binding protein synthesized in stomach parietal cells for proper absorption.
Why are B-vitamins so important in the aging process?
The ability to absorb B-vitamins naturally decreases with age, and various indicators of cognitive impairment are associated with reduced B-vitamin levels. The elderly in general suffer from a reduction in sense of taste, and thus appetite, and may use many acid-reducing medicines that predispose them to B12 deficiency. According to Robert M. Russell of the U.S. RDA’s Human Nutrition Center on Aging at Tufts University, vitamin B12 is probably the single most important nutrient adversely affected by aging. Vitamin B12 is at once an incredibly difficult nutrient to assimilate and digest, as well as one of the most important vitamins for a broad range of bodily functions, including optimal functioning of the nervous system, normal DNA and RNA synthesis, optimal energy production and healthy blood integrity.
I am young and healthy. Why should I take Isotonix Advanced B-Complex?
Health experts estimate that one in five adults is deficient in one of the B-vitamins. Absorption of vitamin B12 is a complex process, which can lead to B12 deficiency. Keep in mind that even in a healthy person’s gastrointestinal tract, there are always other proteins and vitamins competing for absorption alongside vitamin B12, which is so large and complex that it very often must struggle for entrance into the bloodstream. Specifically at risk for deficiency are vegetarians, heavy drinkers, those who take a lot of prescription or over-the-counter drugs, those with digestive disorders, pernicious anemia, recipients of gastric bypass surgery and those with poor diets. A vitamin B-complex is great for athletes, especially endurance athletes who need a natural boost of energy before a workout, due to its beneficial effects promoting the oxygenation of red blood cells.
Is it toxic to take too much vitamin B12?
Studies have found no confirmed reports of toxic side effects from heightened dosages of vitamin B12. However, you should only take Isotonix Advanced B-Complex as directed on the bottle.
Are there any warnings or contraindications for Isotonix Advanced B-Complex?
No. Isotonix Advanced B-Complex is a vegetarian product and contains no wheat, gluten, soy, yeast, artificial flavor, starch, salt, preservatives or milk.
How do I take Isotonix Advanced B-Complex?
Pour one (1) level bottle capful of powder into the overcap. Add water to the line on the overcap (60 ml/2 fl. oz.). Best when taken on an empty stomach. This product is isotonic only if the specified amounts of powder and water are used.