BioActive Vitamin B™
Biologically Active Forms of Vitamin B12—Folate—B6
- Brain and nervous system function
- Heart health
- Cognitive function*
When you need B vitamins that can make a difference, Bioactive Vitamin B is the right choice.
One of the biggest challenges to supplementing with B vitamins is conversion. Many people (some estimate up to 30% of the population) cannot fully utilize B vitamins from food and supplements, because these forms of B vitamins must be converted into the active form before they will function. So getting the right form of B vitamins—especially those that need no conversion by the liver—is vitally important.
Why Do We Need B Vitamins?
B12 that Works: Methylcobalamin vs. Cyanocobalamin
The vitamin B12 found in most supplements may not be all that usable by the body. However by providing methylcobalamin—which does not need to be converted by the body before use—instead of cyanocobalamin, it can much more easily support healthy blood pressure levels already within normal limits, nerve cell function, carbohydrate metabolism, energy levels, and much more.*
Methylfolate vs. Folic Acid
This active form of folate, like other bioactive B vitamins in this formula, also requires no conversion by the liver. Aside from its support of healthy fetal development, folate can support healthy brain and nervous function in adults, too.*
P-5-P vs Vitamin B6 in Other Forms
Vitamin B6 is available in more than one form, but only one of them is identical to the vitamin B6 in the human body—pyridoxal-5-phosphate, or "p-5-p". By providing this necessary nutrient in the p-5-p form, it doesn't require conversion by the liver, so it can bypass that step. P-5-P supports serotonin production and mood, nervous system function, and can help relieve the stress associated with premenstrual syndrome. It also supports healthy muscle function—especially for individuals working in tasks requiring repetitive movement.*
Preferred Form of B Vitamins
B vitamins support healthy energy levels, blood pressure, carbohydrate metabolism, amino acid production, nerve signal transmission, healthy muscle response and exercise recovery, cognitive function, and heart health—and that is not a complete list!† Women who are pregnant or nursing absolutely need to get these B vitamins in their regimen to support healthy neural development for their children. BioActive Vitamin B provides vitamin B12, folate, and B6 in their active forms—methylocobalamin, methylfolate, and p-5-p.*
†Supports healthy levels already within normal range.
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal-5-phosphate)
|Folate (from L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)
|800 mcg DFE
|Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)
If pregnant or nursing, consult a healthcare practitioner before use.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, many prescription drugs actually deplete B vitamins from the body, including birth control pills, certain diabetes, epilepsy, blood pressure and ulcer medications, steroids, and antibiotics—even over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen. People using these kinds of drugs must be especially vigilant about making sure they are getting enough B vitamins.
Yes. In fact, it is recommended that women who are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant take folate to prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida in their babies. Additionally, these B vitamins are especially necessary for their own health due to nutrient depletion during and immediately after their pregnancy.