A Comprehensive Vitamin B Supplement for Optimal Health.
Ortho Vitamin B Complex is a comprehensive and complete vitamin B and folic acid supplement for cardiovascular health as well as nervous system health. B vitamins support healthy muscle tone in the gastrointestinal tract and promote healthy hair, skin and liver function. Our specialty blend of quality B vitamins includes: vitamin B1 (from Thiamine), vitamin B2 (as Riboflavin USP), vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine), vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin), in addition to Folic Acid and Biotin.
Homocysteine Levels and Cardiovascular Health.
Homocysteine is an amino acid and is a normal intermediate in methionine metabolism in the body. When excess homocysteine is made and not converted into methionine it is excreted into the blood. Research suggests that high homocysteine levels can lead to cardiovascular health issues.
B Vitamins and Homocysteine Metabolism.
B vitamins play an intricate role in homocysteine metabolism. A combination of folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 are most often times used to help reduce homocysteine levels naturally. Folic acid is required for the conversion of homocysteine to methionine while vitamin B12 is a required co-factor in the conversion of homocysteine to methionine via the folate pathway. Vitamin B12 deficiency is also common in the elderly and vegetarians. B vitamins have also been used to help support energy production in the body. Many Americans supplement their diets with B vitamins to give them a "boost" throughout their day.
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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure any disease. Consult a physician before taking. Should you experience any serious physical side effects from taking these nutritional supplements, discontinue and call your doctor immediately.