Q: What is the breakdown of B vitamins per serving?
A: In each serving size (15 drops), there are 2mg Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide); 2mg Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine); 2.5mg B7 (Biotin); 400mcg B9 (Folate); 1500mcg B12 (Methylcobalamin).
Q: Why did you change the formula from Niacin to Niacinamide?
A: With the original B-Complex formula, many customers were experiencing Niacin flush, a flushing and itching of the skin, generally around the face and neck. We opted to switch from Niacin to Niacinamide to mitigate any customer reactions to the Niacin. Though Niacin flush is ultimately harmless, it can be a disconcerting experience, and we want our customers to have a great experience with our products.
The original formula contained 20mg Niacin; it now contains 2mg Niacinamide.
Both Niacin and Niacinamide are naturally found in foods and in the body, and niacinamide is derived from niacin. Niacin and Niacinamide are both classified as Vitamin B3, though their composition is slightly different. Niacinamide benefits B3 deficiencies just like niacin does, though it doesn't have the same lowering effect on high cholesterol as Niacin. While they differ, Niacinamide is a great non-flushing alternative and is used industry wide.
Please consult your physician if you are interested in supplementing with Niacin for the purpose of treating high cholesterol. They can advise you on dosage and how to diminish the effects of Niacin flush.
Q: Why Methylcobalamin rather than other forms of B12?
A: Methylcobalamin is the most bioavailable form of B12, meaning it will be more readily absorbed into your body. It is also suitable for those who carry the MTHFR gene mutation.
Q: What is the best time of day to take the B-Complex?
A: B vitamins are best absorbed on an empty stomach and tend to give an energy boost, so morning time is the ideal time to take the B-Complex Drops. If you have a sensitive stomach, you may find it better to take the B-Complex with food. You can also split your dosage and take some in the early afternoon, for a boost of energy during the second half of the day!
Q: I noticed that the daily value percentage of the recommended serving size was well over 100% for B7 and B12. Will that be bad for me?!
A: No! Interestingly, the body cannot store water-soluble B vitamins. As such, they have to be regularly replenished. The body excretes excess amounts of water-soluble vitamins through urine, and very rarely reach toxic levels in the body. If you are concerned about dosage, consult your physician or healthcare professional for further information; they will be able to advise the correct dosage for your body’s needs.