B12 And Active B Complex: What’s The Difference?
PuraTHRIVE has a Micelle Liposomal Vitamin B12 formula, but we also have a B Complex with the same delivery method. Maybe you’ve wondered, which one is right for you?
Today we want to help you figure it out…
Let’s start with B12…
B12 is regarded as one of the most important B vitamins. This is because it plays a role in some crucial functions.
Vitamin B12 helps create and maintain the health of red blood cells. These cells carry oxygen through the body and deliver it to the cells that need them (which is all of them!). They then carry the released carbon dioxide back to the lungs to be exhaled. Inadequate red blood cell levels may lead to health conditions that cause chronic fatigue and weakness.
Vitamin B12 also helps keep your nerves strong and functioning properly. Without B12, your nervous system can become damaged, which could potentially lead to neurological issues.
This damage is thought to be potentially irreversible after prolonged periods of deficiency.
On top of this, B12 helps maintain the health of your skin and nails, and promotes healthy hair growth. Again, every cell in your body needs oxygen to fulfill their duties. This includes the cells in your skin, hair, and nails. Hair follicle cells and skin cells are extremely productive. In fact, they’re among the fastest growing cells in the human body! So it’s crucial that they receive ample amounts of oxygen. Otherwise, these cells can’t function optimally.
B12 is also important for DNA. DNA is the genetic material in all cells. When your cells divide, the DNA needs to be replicated properly. Otherwise, the new cells won’t know how to behave and interact with their environment. And there’s plenty of room for error. Cell division occurs nearly 2 trillion times a day. As you’re reading this, your cells are dividing. B12 plays an important role in this process of DNA synthesis. It assists your cells in getting the replication as accurate as possible, helping slow the occurrence of DNA mutations which can cause health problems.
B12 supplements are for those who think they may be deficient, or not getting enough through their diet. Maybe you have a health issue or are on a certain diet that may lead to low vitamin B12 levels. Sometimes vegans and vegetarians can be B12 deficient since most natural B12 sources are found in meat. In such a case, a B12 supplement can be a great idea to combat deficiency and get you back on track.
Now, what about a B Complex?
B-complex also contains the recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin B12. However, these levels are often fairly low, since the RDI is typically only enough to avoid a deficiency. Not the amount needed to lift someone out of deficiency, or offer enhanced benefits.
The complex — with all of the other B-vitamins included – is good for different enzymatic support throughout the entire spectrum.
Because it contains so many nutrients, it can help give your body a boost — assisting with energy production, producing enzymes, burning fat, and elevating mood. It does contain some B12, so it includes some of the same benefits.
B-complex is for those who are looking to boost and/or maintain overall health. Having optimal levels of all these nutrients can help your body function at its best, assisting you in reaching your health potential.
Can you combine the B12 and the B Complex?
Absolutely. They’re both water-soluble vitamins so if you end up taking too much, you’re simply going to excrete it.
A vitamin B-complex can give you a boost of several nutrients. This can help leave you feeling your best, especially when it’s in an absorbable form and supercharged with NINE important minerals like PuraTHRIVE’s Micelle Liposomal Active B Complex.
Vitamin B12 is a harder nutrient to get through diet — especially if you have certain diet restrictions. And because it plays such an important role in the body, making sure you get enough is crucial. If you don’t think you’re getting enough through diet, or you think you may be deficient, supplementing vitamin B12 is a great idea.
But even if you are getting enough through your diet, it may still be wise to supplement with an absorbable form of B12, like PuraTHRIVE’s Micelle Liposomal B12. Sometimes it can be difficult for the body to absorb B12. This can happen because of age, a health condition, or medications. But B12 is critical for the body. You don’t want to go without.