In humans, members of the gut microbiota are able to synthesize vitamin K, as well as most of the water‐soluble B vitamins, such as cobalamin, folate, pyridoxine, riboflavin, and thiamine. This begs the question: why is Vitamin B deficiency such a problem for many people, especially for vegans?
The answer is simple in that either the microbes that synthesize B Vitamins can be absent from the person’s gut or that their gut is unhealthy. Vitamin B12 (cobalamin), deserves a special mention in this regard, however, as it is the B vitamin which vegans and vegetarians struggle with most. Cobalamin is the biggest and most intricate vitamin because it has the most complex structure out of all vitamins synthesized by gut bacteria. Vitamin B12 synthesis requires 30 different genes, in an intricate order in a bacterial genome, to be activated. There are a number of gut bacteria up to this task but they all reside in the large intestine or the colon, whereas the receptors that uptake vitamin B12 are only present in the small intestine. The gut microbial B12 is, therefore, not bioavailable to the host.
Another prime reason why cobalamin remains largely unavailable to the host is that the microbes that synthesize it do so mainly to support the growth of other microbes, serving their roles as members of the microbial ecosystem. Therefore, although cobalamin [vitamin B12] is synthesized by some human gut microbes, it is a precious resource in the gut and is likely not provisioned to the host in significant quantities. Put simply, gut bacteria can produce vitamin B12, but we shouldn’t rely on them to provide our daily requirement of B12 because, most of the time, they make B12 for their own needs. We need to get our B Vitamins from dietary sources.
WHY TAKE A WHOLE FOOD VITAMIN?
Vitamins don't work optimally when taken in isolation because they don't function in isolation as individual bio-molecular compounds. Rather, they are biological complexes taking part in multi-step biochemical interactions. Their activity is dependent on a number of variables within the biological terrain and only takes place when all those variables are present and working together. Vitamins cannot be isolated from their complexes and still perform their specific life functions within the cell. Therefore, it makes sense to take them, as they occurs in nature/food - with their nutritional cofactors.
WHY IS VITAMIN B IMPORTANT?
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) helps the body’s cells change carbohydrates into energy. It also plays a role in muscle contraction and conduction of nerve signals.
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) works with the other B Vitamins. It is important for body growth. It helps with red blood cell production. It also aids in the release of of energy from proteins.
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin) helps the body to convert food into glucose, used to produce energy Niacin contributes to the normal function of of the nervous system and and normal psychological function. It also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
- Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is involved in the production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. It also plays a role in the manufacture of hemoglobine. Hemoglobin is a component of red blood cells ans carries oxygen. Vitamin B6 is also involved in keeping the lymph nodes, thymus and spleen healthy.
- Vitamin B9 (Folate): The body needs folate to make DNA and other genetic material. Also for cells to divide. People with low levels of folate might be more likely to have depression and might not respond well to antidepressants.
- Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) is crucial for the normal function of the brain and nervous system. It is also involved in the formation of red blood cells and helps to create and regulate DNA.The metabolism of every cell in the body depends on vitamin B12, as it plays a part in the synthesis of fatty acids and energy production. Deficiency in cobalamin can lead to neurological difficulties and anemia.
COMPOSITION OF FULVIC B-COMPLEX
NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER 20ML SERVING:
Total Fat: 0g
Dietary Fibre: 1g
Iron: 2% NRV
Thiamine (Vit B1): 180% NRV
Riboflavin (Vit B2): 140% NRV
Niacine (Vit B3): 125% NRV
Pyridoxine (Vit B6): 140% NRV
Folate (Vit B9): 56% NRV
Cobalamin (Vit B12): 100% NRV
Selenium: 10% NRV
Vitamin C: 30% NRV
Vitamin K: 36% NRV
Potassium: 12% NRV
Pomegranate Extract: 10%
Fulvic Acid: 100% NRV
MCT: 10 v/v
Essential Amino Acids: mg/g
Store below 25˚C preferably in a fridge. Do not freeze.
Keep out of reach of children.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Why does Fulvic B-Complex not come in a tablet?
As Pharmaceutical Sciences professors Vladimir P. Torchillin, Ph.D., and Volkmar Weissig, Ph.D., write in their definitive text: Liposomes: A Practical Approach: “In order to produce liposomes (of whatever kind), lipid molecules must be introduced into an aqueous environment. “Water is the most common aqueous material in liposomal supplements.” Therefore, a liposomal product will always be in a liquid.
Can I blend my Fulvic B-Complex into a smoothie? You can add Fulvic B-Complex to juice or a smoothie but we do not recommend blending it. Liposomes are quite delicate and blending (or vigorous shaking) or adding it to hot drinks can damage the liposomes. Rather stir it into the smoothie.
This product is not intended to treat disease or serve as a replacement for professional medical advice. Rather, Oshun Health’s Citrus C provides elements that are essential to individual wellbeing which, in turn, helps the body to heal itself.