The Energy Impact of B Vitamins
If you have ever looked for energy pills that work, you have probably spent some time informing yourself about the ingredients they contain. If not, it’s important to understand the impact that each of these ingredients has on your system. In this blog post, we’d like to look briefly at the B vitamins that our energy capsules contain and talk about why we have included these ingredients.
B Vitamins (general)
We have included B vitamins in our energy supplement because they work to burn carbs and fats. When your body burns fuel, it has energy.
B1 - Thiamine - 5 mg
Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine (or thiamin) is a nutrient that our bodies cannot synthesize. It is necessary to be able to metabolize (burn) carbohydrates and is found in foods such as seeds, beans, rice, and spinach. (Don’t confuse thiamine with thymine, the nucleotide in DNA.)
B2 - Riboflavin - 20 mg
Riboflavin is a cofactor in many different enzyme reactions. Enzymes speed up the rate of chemical reactions, but some enzymes aren’t active or turned “on” until they have the required cofactor plugged in. Without riboflavin, hundreds of these chemical reactions will not be taking place, or will happen extremely slowly. Riboflavin also has some seriously amazing properties, such as the ability to prevent migraines and the ability to reduce the ability of harmful pathogens to cause disease.
B3 - Niacin (as Niacinamide) - 25 mg
Niacin is the precursor of two important coenzymes, NAD and NADP (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate). These two substances are responsible for multiple functions related to your energy levels, such as the catabolism of fat, carbohydrate, protein, and alcohol. Niacin deficiency can slow your metabolism and the organs that use the most energy (such as your brain) will be affected the most.
B5 - Pantothenic Acid - 175 mg
Pantothenic acid is also a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to metabolism, as it plays an essential part in metabolizing proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. These are the three primary fuel sources for your cells, and if they cannot be broken down, you won’t be getting energy from your fuel (even when the fuel is available in your system). Pantothenic acid is also an essential nutrient, meaning that your body can’t manufacture it.
B6 - 20 mg as Pyridoxine HCL and 5 mg as Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate
Notice that we have two forms of vitamin B6 in our supplement. Pyridoxine is the most common form of B6 found in supplements because it is stable and has a good shelf life. Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate is the active form of vitamin B6. Like many of the other B vitamins, B6 is a cofactor in enzyme reactions, meaning its presence is required to turn the enzyme “on” so that the reaction can happen (or, in some cases, to turn an enzyme “off” once the feedback loop sends a signal that too much of a given chemical reaction is happening).
B12 - Methylcobalamin - 500 mcg
Vitamin B12 deserves an article all its own, so stay tuned for more information.
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