B6, B12 and Folic Acid

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NEW! B6, B12 and Folic Acid

 
A select B Vitamin complex specially formulated to support heart health. This convenient one-a-day supplement helps control and helps reduce homocysteine levels.

Vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid work together to break down excess homocysteine in the body, thereby reducing the risk of arterial accumulation. People at risk of high, circulating homocysteine levels can benefit from supplementing with Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and folic acid to bring blood levels back into the healthy range.

These water-soluble vitamins are not stored in the body, with the exception of B12, which is stored in the liver. Therefore, these nutrients must be replenished daily for optimal health. Obtaining these nutrients from the diet alone can be difficult since they are depleted by food processing, storing and cooking.

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Overview

Serving Size: 1 tablet
Quantity: 90 tablets


Benefits:
  • Supports a healthy cardiovascular system, by controlling and reducing blood levels of homocysteine
  • A factor in the maintenance of good health
  • Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins
  • Helps in tissue formation
  • Helps to form red blood cells
  • Helps to prevent Vitamin B6 deficiency
  • Helps to prevent Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Helps to prevent folate deficiency
  • Helps to reduce the risk of neural-tube defects when taken daily prior to becoming pregnant and during early pregnancy

Ingredient Information

Available as 90 tablets.  
Each tablet contains:   
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl) 75 mg 
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 150 mcg
Folate (Folic Acid) 800 mcg 
Also contains:
Cellulose, Modified Cellulose Gum, Vegetable, Stearic Acid, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate.  
 

Restrictions

Drug Interactions: Vitamin B6 may reduce the effectiveness of anticonvulsant medications.

Nutrient Depletions: Folic acid can mask a type of anemia that is caused by a vitamin B12 deficiency. Consult a healthcare practitioner if you are uncertain whether or not you are taking adequate vitamin B12.

Vitamin B6 can be depleted by: oral contraceptives, corticosteroids, anti-acne drugs, anti-arthritics/non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), anti-asthmatic drugs/bronchodilators/mast-cell stabilizing agents/anti-inflammatory agents/anti-leukotrienes/ preventive agents/xanthines, anti-hypertensive drugs, anti-Parkinsonism drugs, anti-tuberculosis drugs, anti-ulcer drugs, monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor drugs, sulfonamides (anti-infectives), and tetracyclines (anti-infectives).

Vitamin B12 can be depleted by: excessive alcohol consumption, antibiotics, anti-acne drugs, anti-retrovirals, anti-gout drugs, anti-hypertensives, anti-tuberculosis drugs, anti-ulcer drugs, biguanides (oral anti-diabetic drugs), histamine (H2) blocking drugs, oral contraceptives, proton pump inhibitors, sulfonamides (anti-infectives), tetracyclines (anti-infectives) and epilepsy (seizure) medications.


Folic acid can be depleted by: Anti-acne drugs, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors/anti-cholesterol drugs, anti-gout drugs, antipyretic drugs, antituberculosis drugs, anti-ulcer drugs, biguanides (oral antidiabetic drugs), bowel anti-inflammatory drugs, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs – for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis), oral contraceptives, salicylates, sulfonamides (anti-infectives) and tetracyclines (anti-infectives).


Supportive Interactions: Folic acid and Vitamin B6 provide cardiovascular support when used in combination with Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 may improve the effects of depression in individuals taking anti-cholinergic drugs. Folic acid is supportive for individuals taking antidepressant drugs, anti-psoriatic drugs (for people with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis) and oral contraceptives.

Vitamin B6 provides nutritional support for individuals taking theophylline (asthma drug) and anti-cholinergic drugs.

Warnings and Precautions: None known when taken as directed.

Toxicity, Adverse Warnings and Side Effects: Do not exceed recommended dosage. Very large doses of folic acid can be harmful for individuals with hormone-related cancers (i.e. breast or prostate cancer), and may cause seizures in individuals with epilepsy. Over the long term, high dose Vitamin B6 supplementation may cause nerve damage, which is reversible if use is discontinued.

Directions

Adults: Take one tablet daily. Store between 15°C-25°C and away from children.