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At Thorne Research, our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

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P.O. Box 25
Dover, ID, 83825
http://www.thorne.com
800-228-1966

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    Thorne Research - Basic B Complex - 60 Vegetarian Capsules
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    Thorne Research - Basic B Complex - 60 Vegetarian Capsules

    Basic B Complex consists of a group of eight water-soluble compounds: thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), cobalamin (vitamin B12), folate, and biotin. Although each B vitamin is chemically distinct, they often work together in various biochemical functions throughout the body - from cellular energy production, to healthy red-blood-cell formation, to healthy neurological function. Most B vitamins, with the exception of vitamin B12, are not stored in the body; consequently, they must be acquired daily from the diet in order to maintain optimal health.

    Supplementing with active B vitamins is extremely important to everyone, especially individuals who may not be able to convert non-active vitamins to their active forms in the liver because of compromised liver function, poorly functioning enzymes, digestive disturbances, or age. Dietary supplements containing these active cofactors have enhanced bioavailability, ensuring the body gets the nutrients it needs.

    Thorne's Basic B Complex contains the entire B-complex, including the activated forms of vitamin B2 (riboflavin 5'-phosphate), vitamin B6 (pyridoxal 5'-phosphate), folic acid (folinic acid and L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate), and vitamin B12 (adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin), as well as 80 mg choline citrate. Although choline is often grouped with the B vitamin family, it is not officially a B vitamin.

    • unlike many B vitamin products, Basic B Complex contains the active forms for enhanced bioavailability
    • Basic B Complex contains an optimal balance of essential B vitamins
    • Basic B Complex is yeast free
    • without preservatives, magnesium stearate, or other lubricants and diluents
    • made without flowing agents that can inhibit bioavailability

    Dr. Michael Lebowitz D.C. Recommends:
    Due to the intake of processed foods, dysbiosis, internalizes stress, hypoadrenia, etc., many patients are deficient in the B vitamins. In addition, factors such as genetics, environmental exposures, or insufficient dietary intake may cause certain B vitamins to be lower than others in a particular patient. Thorne Research has six different B complexes. Basic B is a balanced B mixture, while their B complexes 1, 3, 5, 6, and 12 have higher amounts of one particular B (for example, B Complex #1 is higher in vitamin B1). Dr. Michael Lebowitz has found in many cases, that giving the appropriate B complex works better clinically than giving an isolated nutrient (although exceptions are P-5-P, Folacal, Cobamamide, and R-5-P). For the most part with muscle testing, a patient will test for only one product due to its particular ratio of nutrients. Dr. Michael Lebowitz has gotten wonderful clinical results with these products and tests each one on a G-2 muscle for strength training. Dr. Michael Lebowitz has also found Basic B Complex very useful in women who appear to have too much estrogen because it helps in hormone degradation and hormone and neurotransmitter production.

    Thorne Research's Mission
    At Thorne Research, their mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

    The Thorne Difference.
    For more than 25 years, Thorne has relentlessly pursued the highest possible quality and bioavailability in dietary supplements. At Thorne, they actually manufacture products that they sell – a key difference that allows Thorne to control every aspect of the manufacturing process and ensure that every Thorne product is in pure, completely hypoallergenic form, and without the common additives, flowing agents, and binders used throughout the industry.

    A few other companies have tried to do what Thorne does, and many others claim to have the same philosophy and quality, but nobody has been able to duplicate what Thorne's clients call "Thorne Quality." Thorne has changed the industry in many ways over the past two decades, and they continue to raise the bar and set new standards in product formulation, raw material purity, manufacturing, and quality control.

    Thorne's Commitment to Purity
    Practitioners have become accustomed to seeing the vague "We use only the purest ingredients" in the promotional materials of almost every dietary supplement company. Perhaps these companies truly believe that. Perhaps they don't know any better. Nevertheless, Thorne Research, for more than 25 years, has been the standard by which companies in the industry are judged for product purity. Practitioners rely on Thorne as the company they trust for their extremely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients.

    Purity Takes Extra Effort
    For example, instead of purchasing prediluted vitamin D, as other companies do, Thorne performs its own dilution to avoid detrimental ingredients, such as the preservatives or lactose that are found in many commercially available dilutions. Why must vitamin D be diluted? Because in its pure form, it is too concentrated to safely blend into a vitamin product. Pure vitamin D is 40 MILLION International Units (IU) per gram. The RDA for adults is 600-800 IU per day. To ensure proper mixing, it must be made into a dilute powder that flows and does not lose potency. So, unlike companies that use prediluted vitamin D that contains unacceptable excipients and preservatives, at Thorne, pure pharmaceutical vitamin D is first blended with pure mixed tocopherol vitamin E, and the resultant stable vitamin D is then blended with hypoallergenic cellulose powder. The final powder is blended in a large tumble blender and subsequently analyzed. Not only is the final product stable; it is also hypoallergenic and can be mixed homogeneously and at a safe level with other powders. Just as with vitamin D, Thorne utilizes similar processes for other raw materials, such as vitamin K, leaving it to other companies to purchase commercially available raw materials filled with unacceptable ingredients and preservatives.

    Ingredients You Don't Want
    Magnesium Stearate: Good for speed-hungry encapsulating machines. Not necessarily good for you. Manufacturing encapsulated dietary supplements isn't easy. Pure powdered ingredients are difficult to mix because they are either extremely dry, sticky with botanical oils, or attract unwanted moisture. So most manufacturers add magnesium stearate and other agents such as lactose and dextrose to make the powder flow quickly and easily through their high-volume machines. Problem is, these additives may compromise the bioavailability of the nutrients in the supplement, and might cause allergenic problems. At Thorne, they take a different approach.

    Thorne will never utilize large fatty acid excipients in its manufacturing processes – ingredients such as magnesium stearate or stearic acid. These excipients are utilized as flowing agents to ensure that maximum productivity is obtained from capsuling and tableting machines. There are documented detrimental effects directly attributed to long chain fatty acids utilized as manufacturing flowing agents. Every qualified pharmaceutical compounder recognizes that large fatty acids, such as magnesium stearate, can interfere with product dissolution and influence absorption. Virtually all companies, because of the economic impact, ignore this data. As with most industries, the bottom line dictates the level of quality. The dietary supplement industry has one exception: Thorne Research, the company that does not compromise. Nevertheless, if a company cannot manufacture products without using detrimental excipients, they should not allude to being either "hypoallergenic" or "pure."

    The Bottom Line?
    Thorne is the only hypoallergenic dietary supplement manufacturer with the highest degree of purity that you – and your most severely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients – can truly trust.

    Quality Ingredients: A Higher Standard
    At Thorne, they are committed to setting a higher standard of quality when it comes to ingredients. To produce their truly hypoallergenic encapsulated supplements, Thorne uses only the purest and finest ingredients available.

    Every manufacturer has two basic options when purchasing raw materials: purchase either truly pure raw materials, or purchase raw materials to which substances have been added to facilitate manufacturing. This fundamental dilemma translates to these very typical questions: "Do I purchase pure vitamin C or vitamin C with additives?" "Do I purchase pure B vitamins or coated B vitamins for taste masking?" "Do I purchase pure enzymes such as pancreatin, pepsin, and bromelain or enzymes diluted with lactose?"

    There are few commercial sources for vitamins B12, D, K, or biotin that are not diluted with substances such as lactose, cornstarch, and preservatives such as BHT. That's why Thorne developed methods that allow them to use pure, undiluted sources of these nutrients – and many others. It's just one more example that when it comes to quality, what everyone else accepts as an industry standard isn't good enough. While some companies say they are raising their standards....at Thorne they set them.

    Suggested Use
    Take 1 capsule one to three times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.

    Warnings

    Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.

    ALLERGY WARNING
    This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

    EXCIPIENT FREE
    This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.

    PREGNANCY WARNING
    If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

    INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
    Folinic acid and 5-methyl-tetrahydrofolate supplementation is not recommended concurrently with methotrexate cancer therapy, as they can interfere with methotrexate's anti-neoplastic activity; however, these folate sources have not been shown to interfere with the anti-inflammatory activity of methotrexate. An individual taking methotrexate for psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis can safely take a supplement containing folate.

    Ingredients

    Thorne Research Basic B Complex - 60 Vegetarian Capsules
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: One Capsule
    Servings Per Container: 60
    Amount Per Serving %DV*
    Thiamin (as Thiamin HCI) 40 mg 2667%
    Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium) 11 mg 647%
    Niacin (130 mg as Niacinamide and 10 mg as Niacin) 140 mg 700%
    Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate) 10 mg 500%
    Folate (200 mcg as Calcium Folinate and 200 mcg as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate) 400 mcg 100%
    Vitamin B12 (200 mcg as Adenosylcobalamin and 200 mcg as Methylcobalamin) 400 mcg 6667%
    Biotin 400 mcg 133%
    Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate) 100 mg 1000%
    Choline Citrate 80 mg *
    *Daily Value Not Established.
    **Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
     

    Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, MagnesiumCitrateLaurate, Silicon Dioxide.

    Hypoallergenic.

    About Thorne Research
    At Thorne Research, our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.
    P.O. Box 25
    Dover, ID, 83825
    Phone: 800-228-1966
    Fax: 800-747-1950
    http://www.thorne.com
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    Average Customer Rating: (4 out of 5)

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    • By Nancy ( Spofford, NH)
      6/30/2012 7:24:05 AM

      I recommend this product!
      This offers all of the B vitamins and gives me the energy to keep up with an active career and family.
    • By diana ( lynnwood, WA)
      8/25/2012 4:26:12 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Good mix of the essentials.
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      12/12/2013 9:05:04 AM

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