In many ways, B-vitamins are a primary fuel for the human body. They are necessary co-factors in enzymatic reactions and most physiological functions. Unfortunately, many people have suboptimal dietary intake to match the demands of the body, with various stressors and medications being well-known to deplete various B-vitamins. Cyto B-Complex offers a complete blend of active and highly bioavailable B-vitamins to replete the system.
Although B-vitamins are classically considered for their ability to improve energy, mood and cognition, the list of benefits and indications is vast. For example, vitamins B6, B12 and B9 (folate) collectively help to reduce homocysteine, a toxic metabolite correlated with a greater risk of cardiovascular events, osteoporosis, dementia and other chronic diseases. Many B-vitamins are necessary for the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and GABA, while in the liver B-vitamins play a crucial role in detoxification processes. Finally, myo-inositol acts as a ‘B-vitamin-like’ compound that improves receptor sensitivity, hormone balancing and mood.
For these many reasons, B-vitamin supplementation may be necessary in select populations. The problem is that not all B-vitamins are created equal and each B-vitamin exists in many different forms, with variable absorption rates and utilization in the body. For example, vitamin B6 in the form of pyridoxine HCl must first be activated in the liver into pyridoxal-5-phosphate. Folic acid must also be converted into 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) to become metabolically active. Cyto B-Complex includes these active forms for optimal absorption, utilization in the body and clinical outcomes.
L-Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in green and black tea that has been shown to induce alpha brain waves and cause a relaxed yet alert state. Supplementation with L-Theanine can modulate a number of neurotransmitters in the brain, such as dopamine, GABA and serotonin, which may partially explain its beneficial effect on mood and stress. Research has specifically found that L-Theanine alone can improve insomnia, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), hypertension due to stress and cognitive deficits like the inability to focus and poor concentration.
Finally, the blue-green algae and superfood known as spirulina rounds out the Cyto B-Complex formula. Spirulina acts as a potent anti-oxidant capable of improving cholesterol levels, allergies, blood pressure and blood sugar regulation. Cyto B-Complex offers a complete blend of highly bioavailable and active B vitamins, with added L-Theanine and spirulina to synergistically improve markers of mood, energy, stress and cognition.