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.*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.