The eight vitamins making up the vitamin B family work closely together to spark many important body functions.
Cellular energy production is one of the most important functions of the B complex vitamins.
Others include aiding several aspects of cardiovascular and cognitive health, red blood cell creation and supporting the immune system.
The eight nutrients that make up the vitamin B-complex include: Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic acid (B5), Vitamin B6, Biotin, Folate (B9), and Vitamin B12.
B vitamins are water soluble which means they are not easily stored in the body. As a result, like vitamin C (the other main water soluble vitamin), B vitamins need to be replenished frequently.
Since the functions of the various B vitamins are so interrelated, it makes sense to take them together as part of a B vitamin complex.
Most B vitamin formulas contain synthetic, lab-made vitamins. This ignores what scientists have known for a long time – vitamins work most optimally in their natural plant or food state, surrounded by co-factor nutrients.
In fact, when vitamins were first discovered, they were isolated from food.
This changed during World War II, when the need for nutrition overtook the need for remaining true to nature, giving rise to cheap synthetic vitamins.
Unfortunately, after the war ended, the food and supplement industry stuck with lab-made synthetic vitamins instead of reverting back to food sources.
To this day, most vitamin supplements are made with synthetic vitamins.
Like processed foods, processed vitamins have been stripped of their wholeness and integrity (i.e. they don’t provide the synergistic co-factors and co-nutrients found in nature).
We’ve turned back the clock with TrueB™, a novel vitamin B-complex made with vitamins produced by nature – from USDA organically certified plants (lemon peel, guava, holy basil and sesbania) grown in India.
These ingredients are provided by a company called Orgenetics®, who is also our product partner for other NatureCity® plant based vitamin products such as TrueMulti™ and TrueC™
Once Orgenetics® harvests the plants, it doesn’t use solvents, synthetics or additives in their patent-pending extraction process.
Instead, they take vitamin dense fruits and plants and remove the water and fiber in a process that captures the nutrients intact, retaining the nutritional potency and integrity.
Since vitamin B12 is not found it plants, we have to add it separately. We chose the “active” form of vitamin B12 from the MecobalActive™ brand.
MecobalActive™ is vegan, Non-GMO and made in Barcelona, Spain. It has superior absorption properties compared to other vitamin B12 options.
With active MecobalActive™ vitamin B12, no conversion in the body is necessary – it is already in the form your body needs and can be put to use immediately.
Finally, we fortify the natural folate in TrueB™ with the “active folate” branded as Quatrefolic®.
Quatrefolic® is also “ready to use” in the form of 5-methylfolate. Like the other ingredients in TrueB™, Quatrefolic® is vegan friendly and Non-GMO.
We added Quatrefolic® because a significant percentage of the population has a genetic deficiency that makes it difficult to convert some natural folates (and folic acid) to the active 5-methylfolate.
Having Quatrefolic® in TrueB™ ensures everyone will get the important benefits of active folate.