METABO B™ Complex with Folic Acid is a pharmaceutical grade dietary supplement specially formulated as the only sustained release beaded capsule containing vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid in the US market. Each time-disintegrating capsule is 89% bioavailable for better absorption of these nutrients. Many doctors recommend this improved formula to satisfy their patient's various needs.
Recent studies have shown that vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid can lower homocysteine, a free radical generator capable of oxidizing cholesterol, one of the major contributing factors in heart disease. Elevated homocysteine levels have been identified as an independent risk factor for heart disease. Elevated homocysteine levels are thought to promote thrombogenesis, impair endothelial vasomotor function, promote lipid peroxidation and induce vascular smooth muscle proliferation. Evidence from retrospective, cross-sectional and prospective studies links elevated homocysteine levels with coronary heart disease and stroke.
Maintaining proper levels of vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid helps protect the body and mind against stress and deficiencies that can may contribute to depression. Studies show that people with depression and other emotional problems are more likely than non-depressed people to be deficient in these vitamins, which makes supplementation important.