The Best Vitamin B Complex is Methylated

May 22, 2023 | autoimmune disease, Detoxification, Epigenetics, Nutritional Supplements, Women's Health

 

The Best Vitamin B Complex is Methylated: A Key to Reversing & Preventing Autoimmune Conditions

If you’re dealing with an autoimmune condition, or supporting a loved one who is, you’re constantly on the lookout for ways to improve health and wellbeing. One aspect that often gets overlooked is the role of essential nutrients, particularly the B vitamins. In this blog, we’ll delve into the science of why the best Vitamin B complex is a methylated one, and its particular importance for reversing and preventing autoimmune conditions.

Methylated B Vitamins: The Preferred Form

B vitamins are essential for our health, playing a central role in maintaining our body’s normal functions. However, the B vitamins that we commonly consume through food are not in a usable, activated form. To make them active and usable, our body needs to add a methyl group to them, a process known as methylation.

When it comes to B vitamins, it’s not just the presence that matters, but also the form. For instance, Vitamin B6 is available as Pyridoxine, an inactive and unusable form. Consuming excessive amounts of over-the-counter Pyridoxine can inadvertently induce cell death and damage tissues, such as inflammation of nerve tissue.

In contrast the methylated, usable form of B6 is Pyridoxal 5 Phosphate or Pyridoxal phosphate. It is the active and readily utilized variant of B6 and offers numerous benefits such as improved bioavailability, enhanced metabolic function, cardiovascular support, neurological health, hormonal balance, healing and immune system support. Its active and readily utilized nature makes it a valuable supplement for overall well-being.

These stark differences demonstrate the difference between a poor B vitamin, like Pyridoxine, and a really good one, such as the methylated B6 Pyridoxal 5 phosphate.

The methylated form of B12, known as Methylcobalamin, is preferable over Cyanocobalamin. Cyanocobalamin gets its name because it is linked to a cyanide molecule, which is not advisable to consume.

Similarly, folic acid is an unusable form of folate, whereas the activated methyl form is Methyltetrahydrofolic acid. Therefore, it is highly recommended to choose a B complex that is fully methylated (like the one offered in my store) when supplementing with B vitamins, as B vitamins are of significant importance for overall health.

Methylation and Autoimmune Conditions

Inadequate levels of usable B vitamins can lead to an increase in Homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is an amino acid that, when elevated, can cause widespread inflammation in the body.

This inflammation is associated with a higher risk of various health conditions, including heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer’s, mood issues, osteoporosis, cancer, and diabetes. While these conditions are not all autoimmune disease, they do share a common thread with autoimmunity – chronic inflammation.

The science is now clear, by addressing the root causes of inflammation, you can reverse and prevent all autoimmune and chronic disease.

The Power of Trimethylglycine for Detoxification

The high-quality Methylated Vitamin B Complex offered in my store also includes a compound known as Trimethylglycine. This compound is a powerful methyl donor, it donates methyl groups to you. Aiding in the conversion of B vitamins from an inactive to an active form.

You need to methylate toxins to get them out of the body. Trimethylglycine helps in detoxifying the body. It methylates toxins, converting them from fat-soluble (toxins in your fat stores that are hard to eliminate bringing inflammation and disease out) into water-soluble toxins that become easier to eliminate. You can now poop, pee and sweat out the toxins creating inflammation and disease, which is a crucial process in the reversal and prevention of all autoimmune and chronic disease.

Epigenetics: Influencing Gene Expression

Epigenetics may be the biggest reason of all to use a methylated B vitamin complex.  Epigenetics is such an important aspect of restoring your health and keeping you healthy.  This is where it’s not what genes you have, it’s which genes get turned on and off.

It’s not what genes, it’s epigenetics. What is influencing your gene expression? We want to turn off bad genes in every cell in the body and we want to turn on the good genes in every cell in the body.

If you’re not feeling well, it’s because you’ve gotten genes flipped the wrong way. It’s also why it’s so easy to start feeling crummy in a lot of different ways because every cell in your body has their genes flipped the wrong way. You’ve got to get them flipped the right way. And methylation reactions are vitally important.

Methylation reactions contribute to the activation (turning them on) or silencing (turning them off) of genes, which can significantly impact your health.

Women’s Wellness: Methylation and the Second X Chromosome

For women, this process carries added importance due to its role in optimizing the second X chromosome.  Unlike men who have one X and one Y chromosome, women have two X chromosomes. However, the second X chromosome comes with at least 85% of the genes pointed in the direction of disease (see my blog post on why women are 80% of autoimmune disease cases).

To achieve optimal well-being, a woman needs to deactivate more than eighty-five percent of this second X chromosome in every cell. Effective methylation reactions play a vital role in this aspect by helping to optimize the epigenetics of the second X chromosome, thus promoting a woman’s optimal health. Hence, the presence of Trimethylglycine in a B complex supplement is particularly beneficial for women’s health.

Why Choose a Methylated B Complex?

Choosing a fully methylated, activated Vitamin B Complex like the one offered in my online store can make a significant difference in reversing and preventing autoimmune and chronic disease.

I recommend our store supplement because it comes with Trimethylglycine which can help support methylation, gene optimization, detoxification, and the activation of dietary B vitamins, promoting overall health.

So, the next time you’re in search of a vitamin B complex supplement, remember the power of methylation and Trimethylglycine. A high-quality, methylated B complex could be your key to reversing autoimmune disease and preventing new chronic or autoimmune disease.

Remember, it’s not merely about consuming the vitamins, but ensuring they are in a form that your body can utilize.

Reversing and preventing autoimmune disease is possible with a holistic approach that includes proper nutrition, quality sleep, stress reduction, fully functioning vitamin D receptor sensitivity and a healthy gut.  By opting for a fully methylated vitamin B complex, you are taking a step in the right direction, ensuring your body has the necessary nutrients to function optimally.

It’s always easier to prevent disease but if you find yourself wanting to reverse an autoimmune condition, the journey may seem daunting at first, but rest assured that every small step you take contributes to a larger picture of wellness. Embrace the process, and remember, you are not alone in your quest to restore health.

“Got a Revolution, got to Revolution.”  Jefferson Airplane

 

Dr. David Bilstrom
Autoimmune Functional Medicine Doctornatural treatment for autoimmune disease by Dr David Bilstrom Functional Medicine Doctor MD

 

 

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