B-Vitamins: The good, the bad, and the ugly

B-vitamins consist of 8 individual water-soluble vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, Folate, and Biotin. These 8 B-vitamins are often sold combined as a "B-Complex".

But, there are several important things you ought to know about B-vitamins before you start (or continue) taking a B-complex supplement...*

The Good...

B-vitamins are used by every cell in the body (particularly nerve cells), every second of the day and night.*

They are essential to many critical functions in the body, like breaking down carbohydrates for energy, and breaking down fats and proteins for nervous system function and muscle tone (1).*

The Bad...

Since B-vitamins are water-soluble, your body cannot store them, meaning they are quickly excreted through urination.*

And because your body needs B-vitamins every second of every day, it can be difficult to get enough through diet alone.*

There are several common factors that deplete and destroy B-vitamins, such as:

  • Stress*
  • Caffeine*
  • Medications*
  • Cooking foods*
  • Alcohol*
  • Highly processed foods*
  • Farming foods from depleted soils* (2,3)

The Ugly...

Most B-vitamin supplements contain "inactive" forms of the 8 different B-vitamins. Inactive B-vitamins require conversion by the liver before they can be utilized by your body. And, your liver can only convert them so fast, often leading to the majority of them being eliminated (offering little to no benefit).*

Also, when massive quantities of B-vitamins are released into your body all at once, unfriendly bacteria in your digestive system may use them as a food source causing you to feel worse.*

The Solution...

Jigsaw Health carefully and thoughtfully formulated the Jigsaw Activated B w/SRT® to provide your body the B vitamin benefits while avoiding the drawbacks...*

Jigsaw Activated B w/SRT® uses only the active, absorbable forms of each B vitamin combined with our proprietary Sustained Release Technology (w/SRT®) to provide a steady stream of B vitamins over 8 hours.*

1) Obikoya, Dr. George. "B Vitamins - Energy." B Vitamins : The Energy Vitamins. Vitamins-Nutrition.Org, n.d. Web. 29 Dec. 2016.
2) McClees, Healther. "The Importance of B Vitamins for Your Health and The Best Plant-Based Sources to Eat." One Green Planet, n.d. Web. 29 Dec. 2016.
3) Amerman, Don. "What Are the Vitamin B Robbers?" Healthy Eating | SF Gate. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Dec. 2016.

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