Each B vitamin is either a cofactor (generally a coenzyme) for key metabolic processes or is a precursor needed to make one
VITAMIN B1 (ALSO KNOWN AS THIAMINE)
Thiamine, also known as thiamin or vitamin B1, is a coenzyme in the catabolism of sugars and amino acids. It is a vitamin found in food and used as a dietary supplement. As a supplement, it is used to treat and prevent thiamine deficiency and disorders that result from it, including beriberi, Korsakoff’s syndrome, and Korsakoff’s psychosis. Vitamin B1 is found in many foods including yeast, cereal grains, beans, nuts, and meat. It is often used in combination with other B vitamins and found in many vitamin B complex products.
Thiamine plays a central role in the release of energy from carbohydrates. It is involved in RNA and DNA production, as well as nerve function. Its active form is a coenzyme called thiamine pyrophosphate (TPP), which takes part in the conversion of pyruvate to acetyl coenzyme A (CoA) in metabolism.
It can be found in the following Swissgarde products: Skin, hair and nail / Power Powder /Stress Active and Diavite
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VITAMIN B2 (ALSO KNOWN AS RIBOFLAVIN )
Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, is a vitamin found in food and used as a dietary supplement. Vitamin B2 is needed in order to break down proteins into amino acids, fats, and carbohydrates in the form of glucose. This helps convert nutrients from food into usable bodily energy that helps to maintain a healthy metabolism. As a supplement, it is used to prevent and treat riboflavin deficiency and prevent migraines. It may be given by mouth or injection. It is nearly always well tolerated. Normal doses are safe during pregnancy.
It is found in milk, eggs, malted barley, liver, kidney, heart, and leafy vegetables. The richest natural source is yeast. Riboflavin occurs in the free form only in the retina of the eye.
Riboflavin is involved in the release of energy in the electron transport chain, the citric acid cycle, as well as the catabolism of fatty acids.
It can be found in the following Swissgarde products: Skin, hair and nail / Power Powder / Stress Active and Diavite.
VITAMIN B3 (ALSO KNOWN AS NIACIN)
Niacin also is known as nicotinic acid, is an organic compound. Niacin is composed of two structures: nicotinic acid and nicotinamide. There are two coenzyme forms of niacin: nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP). Both play an important role in energy transfer reactions in the metabolism of glucose, fat, and alcohol. Food sources of Niacin include fish, chicken, turkey, pork, liver, peanuts, beef, mushrooms, green peas, sunflower seeds, and avocados.
It can be found in the following Swissgarde products: Skin, hair and nail / Power Powder /Stress Active and Diavite
VITAMIN B4 (ALSO KNOWN AS CHOLINE )
Sometimes referred to as “Vitamin B4”, choline (and also known as adenine or carnitine), is a distant member of the B-complex family and is known as one of the “lipotropic” factors. Lipotropic means that choline possesses properties that prevent the excessive accumulation of fat in the liver.
Although not officially deemed a Vitamin per the FDA definition, make no mistake about it, choline is an essential and vital nutrient for our health.
Why do you need Choline?
• A crucial component of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is necessary for muscle movement and brain function.
• A crucial component of phosphatidylcholine which is necessary for cell membrane integrity.
• A crucial component of sphingomyelin which is found in myelin sheaths (a type of insulating material) that protects and is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system.
• Regulates liver function and minimizes excess fat deposits.
• Necessary for normal fat metabolism.
• Involved with methylation.
It can be found in the following Swissgarde products: Fat Burner / Skin, hair and nail / Stress Active and Diavite
VITAMIN B5 (PANTOTHENIC A)
The “Anti-Stress” Vitamin
Pantothenic Acid is water soluble and is the main component that makes coenzyme A (CoA) in the body.
CoA is found in all living cells making pantothenic Acid essential to sustain life.
Beta-alanine, also a component of vitamin B5, is metabolized from the amino acid alanine.
Why do you need Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)?
Pantothenic Acid (as CoA) is vital for:
• Carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism
• Supporting adrenals with hormone production, including melatonin
• Maintenance and repair of all cells and tissues
• Synthesis of essential lipids
• Synthesis of neurotransmitters
• Aids in the manufacture of vitamin D
• Helps produce red blood cells
The highest concentration of CoA is in the liver with the next highest concentration being in the adrenal glands.
This is important for two reasons:
1. The high concentration of CoA in the liver makes it possible for the body to detox the many toxic substances we are exposed to, including alcohol.
2. With high concentrations of CoA in the adrenals, the adrenals are able to make the hormone corticosterone. This hormone is critical as it helps the body to respond to the many kinds of stress we encounter.
It can be found in the following Swissgarde products: Skin, hair and nail / Power Powder /Stress Active / Memorite and Diavite
VITAMIN B6 (PYRIDOXINE)
Pyridoxine is water soluble and thought to be involved in more body processes than any other nutrient, making Vitamin B6 one of the most important. It is a coenzyme in many enzymatic reactions in metabolism.
Why do you need Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)?
Pyridoxine is vital for:
• Protein metabolism
• Conversion of tryptophan into niacin
• Nerve Function
• Red blood cell metabolism
• Maintaining blood glucose level
• Aiding in DNA and RNA production
Pyridoxine is required for more than one hundred enzymes involved in protein metabolism. When pyridoxine enters the body, it is converted into a coenzyme called pyridoxal phosphate. However, this conversion is dependent on the aid of another “B” Vitamin, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin). It is actually this form of pyridoxine that is used in protein metabolism which is crucial to our health.
Pyridoxine is a necessary co-factor in the conversion of tryptophan (an amino acid) into niacin. Without available pyridoxine, classic pellagra (niacin deficiency) occurs. Niacin is used to produce nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP), two of the most important coenzymes within a cell. You can now see how a deficiency of pyridoxine could lead to a domino effect that can negatively impact your health.
Pyridoxine is also essential for red blood cell metabolism. Hemoglobin, the iron-containing pigment in red blood cells, carries oxygen to your tissues. Without pyridoxine, hemoglobin cannot be produced. Thus a deficiency of pyridoxine can result in a type of iron deficiency anemia
Pyridoxine is also involved in the formation of important hormones such as adrenalin and insulin. It helps to keep blood glucose (sugar) levels in a normal range. When blood glucose levels are low, pyridoxine is needed to convert stored carbohydrates into glucose, which returns blood glucose levels to normal.
Finally, pyridoxine is also a necessary component for the synthesis of DNA and RNA and is required by the nervous system for normal brain function.
It can be found in the following Swissgarde products: Super Cider / Skin, hair and nail / Power Powder / Stress Active and Diavite
VITAMIN B7 (BIOTIN)
Vitamin B7 (Biotin), also known as vitamin H, is water soluble and actually a coenzyme, as opposed to a ‘vitamin’ per se. It is required for many bodily functions. Interestingly, some have found biotin helpful for preventing hair from turning gray.
Why do you need Vitamin B7 or H (Biotin)?
Biotin is vital for:
• Synthesis of fatty acids
• Aids in fat metabolism
• Aids in carbohydrate metabolism
• Aids in maintaining proper blood glucose levels
• Aids in amino acid metabolism
• Necessary for healthy skin and hair
• Cell growth
• Helps to transfer carbon dioxide
It can be found in the following Swissgarde products: Skin, hair and nail and Diavite
VITAMIN B8 (INOSITOL)
Inositol is a B-vitamin-like nutrient found naturally in whole grains, beans, nuts, and fruits. It is also made by the body and is available as a dietary supplement. It is popularly referred to as Vitamin B-8.
There are nine types of inositol occurring in nature. Two forms, Myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol, have specific functions in our cells. Over the last several years, research has found that a certain ratio of these two forms seems to work better than either form alone. That ratio is 40 to 1, meaning forty parts Myo-inositol to one part D-chiro-inositol.
Inositol is a carbohydrate and it tastes sweet but the sweetness is far less than common sugar (sucrose). Inositol is a word used in dietary supplements whereas Myo-inositol is the preferred name. Myo-inositol is highly utilized in the structural foundation of secondary messengers and eukaryotic cells. Inositol is also an important component of structural lipids and its various phosphates (PI and PPI).
Inositol is water soluble and part of the “B” family of vitamins. As with choline, it is a precursor of phospholipids which are a necessary component of cell membranes. This is important because phospholipids are vital for the electrical current and nutrient transport across and inside of cells.
Why do you need Vitamin B8 (Inositol)?
Inositol is vital for:
• Prevention of fatty build-up in the liver
• Prevention of fatty build-up in the heart
• Promotes healthy hair growth
• Aids in the metabolism of nutrients into energy
• Essential nutrient for the brain
• Vital for nerve transmissions
Inositol and choline, though quite different chemically, appear to work synergistically in that they are both essential components of phospholipids, the most important lipids (fats) in plants and animals. Together, inositol and choline make what’s known as lecithin. Lecithin assists in the absorption of Vitamin B1 (thiamin) and Vitamin A, indirectly making inositol and choline crucial vitamins.
It has also been observed that inositol increases the effectiveness of Vitamin E, an important anti-oxidant.
It can be found in the following Swissgarde products: Skin, hair and nail / Stress Active / Fat burner and Diavite
VITAMIN B9 (FOLIC ACID)
Often Thought As The “Prenatal” Vitamin. Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) is also known as folate. It is a water-soluble vitamin that is extremely important during times of rapid cell division; such as in pregnancy. It is also vital for the production of healthy red blood cells.
Why do you need Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)?
• Cell Division
• Maintenance of new cells
• Synthesis of DNA
• Amino acid metabolism
• Nucleic acid metabolism
• Required to make normal red blood cells
It can be found in Swissgarde’s Diavite and Power Powder.
VITAMIN B12 (COBALAMIN)
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
Known as the “energy” vitamin, this water-soluble vitamin has many important functions vital for health.
Perhaps the most vital function is its role as a neurotransmitter (such as with serotonin and dopamine), needed for the transmission and regulation of nerve signals.
Why do you need Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)?
• Maintains a healthy nervous system; especially the nerve sheaths
• Aids in blood formation
• Aids in the production of DNA and RNA
• For Production of the amino acid methionine
• For Fat and carbohydrate metabolism
• Neurotransmitter metabolism
• Aids in regulating circadian rhythms
Two factors are required for proper absorption of Vitamin B12:
1. The presence of sufficient gastric acid (hydrochloric acid) in the stomach
2. The presence of Intrinsic factor
Because a large number of people suffer from gastrointestinal disturbances such as constipation, diarrhea, and heartburn, it is more than likely that a subclinical Vitamin B12 deficiency is far more prevalent than what was previously thought.
Making matters worse, the widespread use of antacids makes the absorption of Vitamin B12 nearly impossible.
How Well Do You Know The B-Vitamins? : Where to Source For B-Vitamins
Some people lack intrinsic factor, which results in a condition known as pernicious anemia. For unknown reasons, this condition doesn’t usually become apparent until mid-adulthood.
It is contained in Swissgarde’s Power Powder, Diavite and Stress Active
Now, you know about the B Vitamins in our Swissgarde products.
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