Viridian High Five B-Complex with Magnesium Ascorbate

Viridian High Five B-Complex with Magnesium Ascorbate

  • £7.25

        Folic Acid

  •  CARDIOVASCULAR PROTECTION – Folic acid plays a key role in protecting the cardiovascular system by regulating body concentrations of homocysteine, an intermediate in the conversion of the amino acid methionine to cysteine. The lower the folic acid intake the higher homocysteine levels rise increasing the risk of atherosclerosis (artery furring). Homocysteine would appear to promote atherosclerosis by directly damaging the artery and reducing the integrity of the vessel wall. Elevated levels of homocysteine are found in 20% to 40% of patients with heart disease.

  •  DEPRESSION – Folic acid exerts a mild anti-depressant effect and correcting deficiency has brought about dramatic results in mental and psychological symptoms in patients, especially the elderly suffering from impaired mental function. Its anti-depressant effects are due to its function as a methyl donor and increasing the brain content of serotonin, SAM (S-adenosyl-methionine), and BH4 (tetrahydrobiopterin). BH4 functions as an essential coenzyme in the activation of enzymes that manufacture monoamine neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine from their corresponding amino acids. E.g. tryptophan > 5HTP > serotonin.

    Magnesium Ascorbate

  •  ENERGY PRODUCTION - Magnesium and vitamin C are critical nutrients in supporting energy production and countering fatigue. It has been demonstrated that sub-optimal vitamin C status results in an impaired working capacity which can be normalised by restoring vitamin C pools.

  •  FATIGUEAn underlying magnesium deficiency, even if ‘sub clinical’, can result in chronic fatigue and symptoms similar to chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS). Many chronic fatigue syndrome patients have been shown to have low red blood cell magnesium levels. Magnesium is required for ATP synthesis and enhances the transport of potassium into cells.

  •  STRESSsupplemental vitamin C and magnesium are supportive during stress due to these nutrients being utilised in the manufacture of adrenal hormones. Both nutrients are also cardio- protective during times of stress.


    1 capsule daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
    Up to 500mg of pantothenic acid per day has been used for adrenal support and in allergic conditions.

    Potential applications

    Stress / adrenal support, fatigue, depression, weight control, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), sports performance (ATP production), nervous disorders.

    Interestingly, vitamin C is needed for carnitine synthesis, an amino acid that transports fatty acids into the mitochondria of muscle tissue. Reduced carnitine status appears to be responsible for the marked fatigue and lassitude shown in vitamin C deficiency and early scurvy.

    High Five B-Complex with Magnesium Ascorbate

    Collectively the B complex group of water soluble vitamins play a crucial role in regulating many physiological processes in the body. The B vitamins, along with vitamin C and magnesium, are required for enzyme activation in converting food into energy. B vitamins are also essential in supporting adrenal function,liver detoxification,and neurotransmitter production. This formula can be particularly beneficial for those with hectic lifestyles and can be supportive in cases of stress and fatigue. The high content of pantothenic acid (the anti-stress vitamin) within this formula is particularly important for optimum adrenal function and can assist in energy production through aiding the synthesis of Coenzyme A.

    Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

    •  ENERGY PRODUCTION (ATP) thiamine in the form of thiamine diphosphate (TDP) is required for ATP production. It is essential in the conversion process of pyruvate through to Acetyl- CoA – this then feeds into the Kreb’s cycle.

    •  BRAIN FUNCTION thiamine is essential for proper energy production in the brain. Deficiency has been shown to induce impaired mental function, and in severe cases psychosis. Up to 30% of all casesenteringpsychiatricwardsaredeficientinthiamine. Thiamine mimics the important neurotransmitter involved in memory, ACETYLCHOLINE. Low plasma thiamine concentrations have repeatedly been observed in patients with senile dementia of the Alzheimer’s type, but were not found in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

      Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

    •  ANTIOXIDANTriboflavin has powerful antioxidant potential due its ability to regenerate GLUTATHIONE via glutathione reductase. Riboflavin deficiency is associated with increased lipid peroxidation; supplementation of riboflavin can inhibit this process.

    •  NEUROTRANSMITTER PRODUCTIONimportant neurotransmitters such as DOPAMINE are riboflavin dependent.

    •  ENERGY PRODUCTION (ATP) FAD plays a crucial role in energy production within the Kreb’s cycle, where it helps generate an enzyme converting succinate into fumarate.

      Vitamin B3 (Nicotinic Acid)

    ENERGY PRODUCTION (ATP) NADH is formed from NAD producing energy via ATP


    Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)


    Vitamin B5 is the main nutrient for nourishing the adrenal glands. It is needed by the adrenal glands to make glucocorticoids, this may be the reason that B5 is known as the anti-stress vitamin. Nutritionally oriented doctors often recommend pantothenic acid at 250mg twice daily, in the treatment of allergies.


    Pantothenic acid is crucial for energy release through the production of coenzyme A (CoA) and acyl carrier protein (ACP), two compounds known for their importance in protein, fat, and carbohydrate utilisation.


    Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

    DEPRESSION – vitamin B6 nutritional status has a significant and selective modulatory impact on central production of both serotonin and GABA, neurotransmitters that control depression, pain perception, and anxiety. Vitamin B6 levels are often found to be low in women taking birth control pillsor Premarin. ItislikelythatmanymillionsofpeopletakingProzacmaybesufferingdepressionas a result of low B6 status.

    Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

    •  ANXIETY / DEPRESSIONnervousness and anxiety may be associated with vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause depression, especially in the elderly. Vitamin B12 is needed for the production of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), an essential coenzyme required for the manufacture of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin. The supplementation of folic acid and vitamin B12 stimulate the production of BH4.

    •  NERVE FUNCTIONvitamin B12 is necessary for support of the nervous system and plays a crucial role in the manufacture of MYELIN an insulating layer (consisting of protein and fatty acids) surrounding nerves. The purpose of the myelin sheath is to allow rapid and efficient transmission of impulses along the nerve cells.


    •  NEUROTRANSMITTER PRODUCTION – choline is essential in the manufacture of the important neurotransmitter acetylcholine and main components of our cell membranes, such as phosphatidyl choline.

    •  LIPOTROPIC – As a methyl donor, choline is essential for proper liver function i.e. exporting fat from the liver.


    •  NEUROTRANSMITTER PRODUCTION – Inositol is essential in the manufacture of the important neurotransmitter acetylcholine and serotonin. A reduction in brain levels of inositol may induce depression. Inositol exists in cell membranes as phophatidyl inositol.

    •  LIPOTROPIC As a methyl donor, choline is essential for proper liver function i.e. exporting fat from the liver.


      •  DIGESTIVE SUPPORT- Para Amino Benzoic Acid is an essential growth factor for micro- organisms. It forms part of the molecule of folic acid and is therefore required for the synthesis of this vitamin.

      •  ADRENAL SUPPORT - PABA has been reported to enhance the effects of cortisone, thus may be helpful in supporting adrenal function.


      •  ENERGY PRODUCTION – Biotin-dependent enzymes are involved in the metabolism sugar , fat, and amino acids.

      •  BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL – Biotin supplementation enhances insulin sensitivity and increases the activity of the enzyme glucokinase (needed for the first step in glucose metabolism by the liver).


Vegan, Kosher, Veg Caps

Viridian's best selling B-complex with vitamin C. Each of the Viridian B-complex supplements offers a full array of the B vitamins together with a higher level of a featured B vitamin. This supplement features a higher level of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) to aid in the reduction of tiredness.

B complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 & B12) contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, to normal psychological function and mental performance, energy-yielding metabolism, the regulation of hormonal activity, the functioning of the immune, cardio and nervous systems and the maintenance of normal skin, mucous membranes, vision and red blood cells. B complex vitamins also contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. This 'oxidative stress' appears to be a major factor in many human diseases.


Directions: As a food supplement, take one capsule daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional.


One capsule provides:

Ingredient Weight %EC NRV
Magnesium ascorbate 221mg
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 188mg
Magnesium 12mg
Vitamin B5 (as Calcium pantothenate) 200mg 3333
Vitamin B3 (as Niacinamide)             50mg 313
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl) 20mg 1429
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin HCl) 20mg 1818
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)  20mg 1429
Choline (Bitartrate) 20mg
Inositol 20mg
Biotin 200ug 400
Folic acid 200ug 100

Vitamin B12

(Adenosylcobalamin & Methylcobalamin) 

20ug 800
in a base of alfalfa, spirulina and bilberry