Vitamin B – a game changer in helping to reduce the effects of air pollution?
Recent research from the School of Public health has pointed towards a possible link between Vitamin B and the role it may play in reducing the impact of air pollution on the epigenome.
The authors of the report into the research said “Our study demonstrated the epigenetic effects of air pollution and suggested that B vitamins might be used as prevention to complement regulations to attenuate the impact of air pollution on the epigenome”.
The results are in Vitamin B
The trial randomly gave a small group of participants a B-vitamin supplement (2.5 mg of folic acid, 50 mg of vitamin B6, and 1 mg of vitamin B12) or a placebo. After initial blood measures were taken the group were then exposed to ambient pollution with a particulate matter smaller than 2.5 μm (known as PM2.5).
They found that exposure to the particulate matter caused epigenetic changes, including alteration to methylation of genes involved in mitochondrial oxidative energy metabolism.
However, supplementation with the B-vitamins was found to prevent these changes when exposed to the polluted air.
What does this mean for a retailer/wholesale of Vitamin B?
With only this single piece of research gaining mainstream media attention to date, suppliers should be aware of this potential change in the way Vitamin B products could be marketed in the future. It may also be a consideration for retailers and wholesalers to amend their product ranges which include Vitamin B to target this potential impact.
How do I act now if I am looking to become a Vitamin B retailer?
At Redrose Manufacturing, we offer a wide range of formulations and packaging sizes for your Vitamin B products. We also have on-site experts ready to answer your questions on dosage requirements, claims and label requirements.
Call us now to discuss your new Vitamin B Capsule/Tablet purchase.