Methyl Complex is formulated with four essential B vitamins to support energy production, immune, cardiovascular and neurological health. 60 capsules
Folate is a water soluble member of the B complex vitamins that is critical for maintaining optimal methylation. Folate is abundantly found in foods such as fruits and dark leafy vegetables but, can be easily destroyed by cooking or processing. The bioactive form of folate is 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF). 5-MTHF is required as a methyl group donor for several processes, including the production of mood regulating neurotransmitters, the synthesis of melatonin, and DNA production and repair.
Vitamin B12works with folate in many body processes, including the synthesis of DNA, red blood cells and supporting health of the myelin sheath, the insulating exterior that surrounds nerve cells. B12is found primarily in animal foods. Vegetarians and the elderly run the highest risk of B12deficiency. Methylcobalamin is the preferred form of B12 as it is the biologically active form of B12and supports the up-regulation of methylation pathways.
Vitamin B6is a crucial B vitamin that is involved in the production of proteins in the body, neurotransmitters that help regulate mood, red blood cell formation and the proper functioning of the immune system. B6is required for more than 60 different enzymatic reactions that occur in the body. Vitamin B6works along with 5-MTHF and B12in the recycling of homocysteine. B6also supports a healthy cardiovascular system by promoting healthy platelet aggregation and aids in maintaining normal blood pressure.
Optimizing B2 (riboflavin) status helps support healthy blood pressure. Supporting riboflavin status also appears to stabilize MTHFR, the enzyme required for 5-MTHF which converts homocysteine to methionine.
As a methyl donor, trimethylglycine supports liver function, including detoxification pathways. Trimethylglycine has been shown to protect against chemical damage to the liver. It has also been shown to be beneficial in protecting against fat accumulation in the liver, due to its lipotropic properties. Trimethylglycine also works alongside B2, B6, B12and folate in maintaining normal homocysteine levels.