Source Naturals Vitamin B-125 Balanced B Complex aids in energy production. B-vitamins are essential components of numerous key enzyme systems, without which the body cannot function. Each B-vitamin fills a different, complementary need, which is why they should usually be taken together. B-vitamins act as coenzymes to catalyze numerous biochemical reactions, aid in energy production, blood cell formation, fat and protein/amino acid metabolism, and are important for the normal functioning of the nervous system.
Every second of our lives, billions of biochemical reactions are taking place in our bodies. New molecules are produced and spent as old ones are broken down and disposed of. Our metabolism is a massive, complex, yet perfectly orchestrated system of energy that enables us to survive and thrive. In almost every chemical reaction in the body, a spark is needed to energize the reaction. This spark is provided by adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP), the energy molecule. It is fundamental to our physiology.
Amazingly, the body must produce half its own weight in ATP every day. It is a wise life strategy to give ATP production all the help we can. If this system is not working well we may feel tired and fatigued and our health may be affected. Within each cell there are typically 1,000-2,000 mitochondria. This organelle is the site of three connected, complex, multi-stage biochemical processes - the Glycolytic cycle, the Krebs cycle, and the Electron Transport chain - these produce ATP. Carbohydrates, fats and proteins are digested and enter the energy cycle to manufacture ATP. This requires a huge reserve of nutrients including B-vitamins, alpha-lipoic acid, CoQ10, and Acetyl L-Carnitine.
Metabolism / Hormones
At any moment, millions of biochemical reactions are taking place in or around our nearly 100 trillion cells. To function at high levels of health, our metabolism is constantly binding molecules together and breaking them apart. In a way, our health is a function of the ease, speed, and coordination of these myriad reactions, processes named methylation, acetylation, phosphorylation, and sulfation. Hormones are messengers that tell the body to begin its various physiological activities, such as growth or sexual development. Hormones are produced in our glands and are often triggered by the brain. They are part of the intricate mechanism that makes us humans with unique personalities.
The heart is a muscle that must contract without missing a beat about every second of our lives. The cardiovascular system's importance to our health goes beyond the critical function of supplying food and oxygen to all the cells. The blood transports hormones and other messenger molecules that signal the coordination of numerous critical functions, and through the white blood cells, the circulatory system is the site of significant immune protection. Numerous factors can impact circulatory health: the oxidation of molecules, cholesterol levels, homocysteine buildup, fibrin viscosity, lack of nitric oxide, capillary and blood vessel strength and integrity, metabolic inflammation, and energy generation for a heartbeat. Maintaining these and other functions is an intricate balancing act. That balance can be provided by the intelligent use of nutrition.
Cognition / Nerves
The human brain is the most complex structure known to man; much of how it functions and enables us to think, feel, contemplate abstract concepts, plan our future, and control many bodily processes is yet to be discovered. The function of the brain and nervous system is based on the unique structure of nerve cells (also called neurons), which take in and send out messages in the form of electrical impulses running through the phospholipids and minerals of the cell membranes. Although it is only two percent of our body weight, the brain consumes 20 percent of our energy. Neurotransmitters, brain chemicals that pass messages from one neuron to another, must be produced in adequate quantities to support mood, intelligence, concentration, assertiveness and calmness. This creates a tremendous need for nutritional fuel and energy. Brain functioning can be significantly improved by the right quantity and quality of nutrients.
About Source Naturals
Source Naturals' comprehensive Bio-Aligned Formulas help bring the power of alignment to your body. When formulating, Source Naturals evaluates the underlying causes of system imbalances, and then provides targeted nutrition to interdependent body systems. Source Naturals' line of more than 600 products also includes well-researched, single entity nutrients in their highest quality and most bioavailable forms. Source Naturals nutritional supplements are at the leading edge of today's Wellness Revolution.
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