Your alarm goes off. Despite getting a full eight hours of sleep, you still feel wiped—even prying your eyes open is an epic battle that you almost feel worthy of an award once you've managed to. Things continue heading downhill as the day progresses. No matter how much caffeine you sling down, you catch yourself nodding off to Excel sheets, sync-up meetings, and email drafts at 2 pm. Your productivity isn’t the only thing that’s suffering. Your fatigue is also ruining all social plans: you must retire to bed by 8 pm these days, or else (you’ll find yourself face down in a plate of spaghetti and sleeping through the entirety of a movie’s run time, etc.)
You’re sick and tired of feeling exhausted all the time. Sounds familiar? If so, we've got something you might be interested in. Dr. Danielle’s B Complex Tincture.
Why B vitamins in particular?
What've B vitamins got to do with your 24/7 sluggishness? Oh, only everything. See: one of the most well-known roles B vitamins play is helping your body convert carbohydrates, proteins, and fat (i.e., the food you eat) into energy (1, 2). That’s why those who fall short in B vitamins tend to experience fatigue and irritability—your body is literally running low on fuel! By the way: research also links adequate B vitamins intake with other impressive emotional and physical health benefits, like improved mood, lowered cardiovascular risk, and nervous system support (3, 4, 5).
Can’t I get enough B vitamins from my diet?
“Adequate B vitamins intake”: while most individuals get enough B vitamins by eating a balanced diet, you may face an increased risk of deficiency if you …
Preparing well-balanced meals is time-consuming. In fact, research shows you can expect to spend at least one hour a day on food preparation (6). There’s planning, sourcing for ingredients, dicing, chopping, and flavor-tweaking. So, if you’re a working adult juggling multiple responsibilities, you may not have the time to cook healthy, nutritious-dense meals, which impacts your B vitamins intake.
Follow a vegan or vegetarian diet
You can find B vitamins in a wide variety of food sources, including dairy-based products, meat, whole grains, and vegetables. That said, there are specific B vitamins that are only found exclusively in animal-sourced foods. A good example is vitamin B12. Thus, if you follow a plant-based diet, you’re likely not getting enough dietary B vitamins (7, 8).
Have an MTHFR gene mutation
“MTHFR” stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (9). This enzyme is crucial to helping your body convert dietary folic acid (vitamin B9) and vitamin B12 into active forms. Unfortunately, the MTHFR gene that codes for this enzyme can mutate. In the United States, there are more people with the gene mutation than people without (10). And if you, like most, have an MTHFR gene mutation, research shows you're likelier to have low active B12 and B9 levels (11, 12, 13).
Have certain pre-existing medical conditions
Research shows that individuals with certain medical conditions, including celiac disease, cancer, Crohn’s disease, alcoholism, hypothyroidism, and anorexia, are more likely to develop nutrient deficiencies, including B vitamins (14, 15, 16, 17, 18).
Are above 50 years old
As you age, your ability to absorb nutrients, like B vitamins decreases (19). And to add insult to injury, your appetite also tends to decline—making getting enough B vitamins through diet alone a near impossible task (20). This, in turn, explains why studies have found deficiencies in vitamins B6, B9, and B12 common in older adults (21, 22).
Dr. Danielle’s B Complex Tincture: get your B vitamins in a row
Letting out a sigh of relief because none of the above apply to you? Well, not so fast: don’t forget about all that fatigue you’ve been experiencing! Your 24/7, been-hit-by-a-truck sensation strongly suggests that you’re falling short on your B vitamins. Thankfully, regardless of your reasons for shoring up on your B vitamins, Dr. Danielle’s B Complex Tincture can help.
It blends five of the most crucial B vitamins you need for optimal physical and emotional well-being—B3, B6, B7, B9, and B12—in a palatable, easy-to-digest liquid formulation.
B is for all the benefits you’ll experience
While the B vitamins can work in conjunction with each other, each one still performs its own unique function in the body. Continue reading to discover what each of those five B vitamins in Dr. Danielle’s B Complex Tincture could do for you.
Biotin is also known as vitamin B7 or vitamin H. It could help:
- Improve metabolism (for higher energy levels): Biotin supports several enzymes involved in the breakdown of carbs, fats, and proteins (23, 24). In other words: like all B vitamins, it helps your body convert food into energy.
- Promote hair, nail, and skin health: The more energy your body gets, the better it’ll be able to produce keratin and fatty acids—two essential components of healthy hair, nails, and skin (25, 26, 27, 28, 29). Research is on the same page. Biotin deficiency is linked to skin rashes, brittle nails, hair thinning, and loss (30, 31).
Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, could help:
- Reduce heart disease risk: Research shows that vitamin B6 could help decrease elevated homocysteine levels associated with several disease processes, including heart disease (32, 33). According to a randomized controlled trial published in Lancet, for instance, participants who'd received 250 mg of vitamin B6 every day for two years had lower homocysteine levels and fewer abnormal heart tests during exercise than those who'd received the placebo group—putting them at an overall lower risk of heart disease (34).
- Improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression: Vitamin B6 is necessary for creating neurotransmitters that regulate emotions, including serotonin, dopamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) (35, 36). This, in turn, explains why a growing number of studies have linked low blood levels and intakes of vitamin B6 with mood disorders and depressive symptoms (37, 38, 39).
Niacinamide is also called vitamin B3, and it could help:
- Regulate energy production: Although niacinamide plays many vital roles in your body, one key responsibility is to synthesize the coenzymes NAD and NADP, which are involved in over 400 biochemical reactions in your body—mainly related to converting the food you eat into energy (bye, fatigue) (40, 41).
- Improve skin health: Research shows niacinamide helps protect skin cells from sun damage (42). According to a 2015 study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, individuals at high risk of skin cancer who supplemented with niacinamide twice daily reported reduced rates of nonmelanoma skin cancer compared to those who didn't (43).
1,500 mcg of Methylcobalamin (B12)
Methylcobalamin is the activated form of vitamin B12; your body can use it almost immediately upon absorption (44). And vitamin B12 could help:
- Promote healthy red blood cell production: Vitamin B12 plays a crucial role in the production of red blood cells. A deficiency in this vitamin thus impairs red blood cell output, inducing megaloblastic anemia, causing symptoms like fatigue, difficulty concentrating, clumsiness, and dry skin (45, 46, 47).
- Support a healthy nervous system: Vitamin B12 helps produce a substance called myelin, a protective coating that shields your nerves and helps them transmit sensations (48). Thus, if you have low vitamin B12 levels, your nerves may be more susceptible to damage because of inadequate “coating”. You may then experience tingling hands or feet (i.e., peripheral nerve damage) and trouble walking (49, 50, 51).
400 mcg of L-5-Methlytetrahydrofolate (B9)
Like methylcobalamin, you can think of L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (L-5-MTHF) as the bioactive form of vitamin B9 (i.e., folate). It's essentially a more bioavailable form, and research shows that L-5-MTHF is more effective in raising blood folate concentrations than folic acid (52). L-5-MTHF supplementation could help:
- Prevent congenital disabilities and pregnancy complications: Adequate folate intake during pregnancy could help reduce the chance that a baby would be born with neural tube irregularities, including spina bifida and anencephaly (53). It could also help lower the risk of pregnancy complications like preeclampsia (54).
- Protect against Alzheimer’s disease: Research shows that adequate folate intake may help promote optimal cognitive abilities and protect against Alzheimer’s disease (55, 56, 57).
Do I drink it? (And other questions you may have about the B complex Tincture)
Still have questions? Good, because we have answers.
How should I take B Complex Tincture?
Depending on your preference, you could use the dropper to deposit the dose right into your mouth or mix it into your favorite drinks.
What does it taste like?
Don't worry. It's delicious. B Complex Tincture is naturally flavored with organic cherry and lemonade flavors—it’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart. How refreshing.
Is it safe for kids and pregnant or nursing women?
B Complex Tincture has not been tested for safety in the populations above. So do consult a healthcare professional if you're unsure of its suitability for you. That said, as mentioned earlier, people who are trying to conceive or are pregnant may benefit from a higher intake of B vitamins.
B Complex Tincture: a supplement you’ll (actually) look forward to taking
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