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Is this a decent B-complex?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by jammies, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. jammies

    jammies

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    As anyone used the Thorne Research Basic B Complex? I have had good success adding methyl folate and methyl B12, but my B-right seems to contain some folate, so I'd like to switch.

    It doesn't seem to contain any problematic form of B vitamins - at least that I can see.... Any thoughts?

    Supplement Facts
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    One Capsule
    Each Capsule Contains: % DV
    Thiamin (as Thiamin HCl) 110 mg 7,333%
    Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium) 10 mg 588%
    Niacin (130 mg as Niacinamide and 10 mg as Niacin) 140 mg 700%
    Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate) 10 mg 500%
    Folate (as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt) 400 mcg 100%
    Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 400 mcg 6,667%
    Biotin 400 mcg 133%
    Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate) 110 mg 1,100%
    Choline Citrate 80 mg *
     
  2. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Senior Member

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    I've used Thorne Multi B's and multi vitamins in the past. They seem to me to be a good solid vitamin choice.
    If you can tolerate that much per dose. You might consider adding hydroxocobalamin sublingual tabs.

    I have trouble finding Thorne products now. They don't seem to be in any stores or in any online shop I use. :(

    I have limited financial resources and buy infrequently and only when I can get what I want from one source and defray the shipping cost.
     
  3. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Snowdrop Senior Member

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    Beyond 10% of discount in iHerb!--> PEZ915

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    Well that sucks. That Ortho brand is already overpriced and now they use folic acid in a supplement??

    I can attest that the active vitamins of Thorne work. I got a crazy reaction two years ago from their Methyl-Guard. That B-Complex is actually one of the best syntethic ones. I chose the Douglas Labs one though, suits more my needs.
     
  6. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    @Snowdrop How do I know if it is fake or not?

    GG
     
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    I use the Thorne Basic Bs and really like it. I buy from VitaCost online.
     
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    @ggingues, it's synthetic if it says 'folic acid'. if it weren't synthetic, it would specify methylfolate or 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, or 5-MTHF or even just bioactive folate.
     
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    @ggingues
    Yes, sorry gg, as Helen1 said above.

    Folic acid is not naturally used by the body and needs to undergo a few transformations before it's is usable. Some people, especially us sick ones, our body can't perform this process and therefore folic acid is unusable.
     
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    Both the 110mg of thiamin and 140 mg of niacin can overdrive need for potassium and l-methylfolate so much it stops most healing. Taken twice a day would be massive overkill.
     
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    Thanks for the response! Since I am already taking separate l-methylfolate and methyl-B12, I was thinking of just taking a quarter or half dose per day. Would that be okay?
     
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    Freddd Senior Member

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    HI Jammies,

    A 1/4 dose twice a day could very well be reasonable for you to try.
     

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