4 Stars By CDaniels on 2017-04-19
Recent reviews are misleading- rated on individual reactions rather than quality.
Recent misleading reviews- I wasn't intending to leave a review here. Subjectively this seems fine to me. But recent reviews give poor ratings and criticize this for 1. turning urine yellow, 2. not turning urine yellow, 3 causing Niacin flush, 4. not causing a Niacin flush. And so forth. Everyone will have somewhat different reactions to the large doses of the many forms of vitamin B in this product. Just because you happen to have a certain reaction, doesn't mean this is not a quality product. Also instead of possibly harmful folic acid or "natural" folate, this product has Quatrefolic®, so that people with the MTHFR genetic defect can metabolize it to 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, the biologically active form of the B-vitamin folic acid. Unfortunately folates contained in foods are unstable and susceptible to oxidation; they rapidly lose activity during food processing, manufacturing and storage and have a bioavailability range of 25-50%. Therefore Quatrefolic is a superior source of this vitamin B, (B9). Finally, I'm sorry to burst anyone's bubble, but there's nothing "natural" about a vitamin pill. If you're concerned about "natural vitamins," stick to "natural foods." and don't take a pill. People can be so unreasonable here!
4 Stars By C. Bassett on 2015-04-30
Update: New Formulation, NO Folic Acid
Update 8/2016: I see the new formulation is now available
Original, one-year review:
FOLIC ACID, Folate and "methyl" forms of folate are not the same thing. So many people (even professionals) use these terms interchangeably, and it can be very confusing for people who are trying to understand MTHFR genetic polymorphisms and their impact on health.
"Folate" is what naturally occurs in foods (raw leafy greens, sunflower seeds, etc.).
FOLIC ACID is synthetic, inexpensive and is found in most supplements (including pre-natals) and in fortified, processed foods. FOLIC ACID cannot be utilized well (if at all) in many people with MTHFR polymorphisms (genetic issues). Therefore it must be avoided by those folks because it binds to the folate receptors and prevents natural food sources of folate (and the already-broken-down, bioavailable "methyl-tetrahydrofolate" available in some OTC and prescription supplements) from gaining access.
When FOLIC ACID can't be broken down, it cannot be utilized and it piles up in the body. So it is possible to have labs that indicate there is sufficient "folate" (they are actually measuring FOLIC ACID) when the patient is actually suffering from health problems as the result of a functional folate deficiency or insufficiency.
Yesterday our doctor was upset when my husband's labs came back with elevated "folate" (which is actually measuring FOLIC ACID) even though we both rigorously avoid it in foods and supplements. We both have MTHFR issues, mine being the worse.
After re-checking our supplement bottles I discovered that Jarrow's B-Right has apparently re-formulated this product since I first purchased it years ago.
I immediately visited Jarrow's website. The product label displayed on the B-Right product page does NOT list "Folic Acid" anywhere in the ingredients. But the bottles that arrived from AlumiGogo today sure do! They will be returned.
I just wrote Jarrow to ask about the label information discrepancy. Apparently others who visited that product page on Jarrow's website also recognized the problem, and posted about it in their reviews. One person said that Jarrow informed them that 350 mcg of the 400 mcg of "folate" listed on the label is actually FOLIC ACID, while only 50 mcg is the advertised, bio-available "Quatrefolic" ((6S)-5-methyl-tetrahydrofolic acid).
This is very disappointing, and it looks like it is "back to the drawing board" in my search for a replacement for this product in our supplement regimen. In the past we have recommended this supplement to other family members and friends who have MTHFR issues, and now I need to contact them all and tell them to stop taking it immediately.
I will update this review when I hear back from Jarrow.
Update: Jarrow said they have reformulated this product and the label on their website reflects that new formula... with no folic acid. Before that it contained both folic acid and methylfolate. I guess I was misled by the advertising and thought the product contained only methylfolate. That was before I was diagnosed with the MTHFR variants and became more diligent about examining labels.
Here's the problem: Although Jarrow's reply indicated that there has been a re-formulation, I have yet to locate the new product in the "real world." Everything I see out there has the old label. So there you have it.
5 Stars By Ashley C. Soete on 2015-07-16
I contacted the manufacturer and they have taken folic acid ...
I contacted the manufacturer and they have taken folic acid out of this product. The one I received had methyl folate exclusively. For those with MTHFR concerns.
4 Stars By Th3 Krack3n on 2017-12-16
B-Right is Alright
Pretty good. Very subtle and doesn't leave you all wired or with a headache. On the occasion Ive gotten a couple quick head rushed out of the blue but they dissipate fast. I'm assuming it reacted with coffee I had earlier but overall its a good formula. Just not my all time favorite. I do feel if I take it right before lunch I tend to get through my day without hitting that wall after lunch so sustained energy is noticeable, just perhaps not as great as you would like. i pair it with your favorite nootropic and find I stay pretty alert and peppy.
5 Stars By Michaelangelo Brown on 2018-01-01
Great product!!!! Gives you amamzing energy . i take two of these after lunch since im college student and i feel great after! This will be my third bottle. Get these if u want a b vitamin that actually works
5 Stars By Brenda Hodge on 2017-12-22
so good. Had a niacin flush when I took on ...
So far, so good. Had a niacin flush when I took on empty stomach once but works good typically. Nice boost & I can tell it is working. Would recommend
5 Stars By hhecla on 2016-09-06
It's a Jarrow's reorder so it must be good. Product delivered ahead of schedule.
5 Stars By Annie B on 2015-08-10
Another fine quality product from Jarrow
Another fine quality product from Jarrow. My cat has moderate kidney failure and B-vits were recommended by the vet. This is pure and just 1/32nd teaspoon a day has made a huge difference for him. For me, one capsule a day does it!
4 Stars By Katherine Ivy on 2017-05-08
I have gotten nauseous with other vitamin B products, but not this. I take one after eating breakfast and feel good all morning.
5 Stars By Grant E. Warrens on 2017-04-30
I wanted a B Complex formula that was in a capsule. I'm happy with the purchase, and will definitely order again.