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Cataplex® B

Introduced in 1934

Product # Content Price
1200 90 Tablets $12.00
1250 360 Tablets $42.00

Cataplex® B supports physical and nervous system health.*

  • Supports a healthy heart
  • Stimulatory to the metabolic, cardiovascular, and central/peripheral nervous systems
  • Supports energy production in all cells
  • Supports healthy cholesterol levels already within a normal range
  • Contains B-complex vitamins to support healthy muscle action
  • Supports healthy homocysteine levels*
How do these B vitamins support health?

The members of the B family of vitamins work collectively to metabolize fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. They are each singularly responsible for many important physiological processes concerned with physical and mental health and well-being. For example, thiamine (vitamin B1), helps break down carbohydrates into simple sugar (glucose), which the body then oxidizes to produce energy for all the cells.1 Thiamine also supports muscle function2, 3, 4, 5 and is required for heart function.6 Niacin and its derivative nicotinamide are dietary precursors of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), which can be phosphorylated, resulting in NAD phosphate (NADP), and reduced, resulting in NAD hydrogen (NADH) or NAD phosphate hydrogen (NADPH). Over 400 enzymes in the body require NAD and NADP, mainly to accept or donate electrons for oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions during the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.7, 8 Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) performs many important regulatory tasks inside the body, but a key responsibility is to break down and synthesize amino acids.9 Vitamin B6 also supports the synthesis of neurotransmitters10 and hemoglobin.*

How does this product support nervous system function?

Cataplex B contains thiamine, niacin and vitamin B6. Both niacin and vitamin B6 play essential roles in nervous system function.11, 12 Vitamin B6 is involved in the synthesis of many neurotransmitters, including serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. Thiamine is necessary for proper nerve function13, 14, 15, 16 and is found in brain cell membranes.17 The B vitamins are an important factor in maintaining the health of nerves.*

How does this product support cellular health and metabolic efficiency?

Thiamine, niacin, and vitamin B6 facilitate essential metabolic processes happening every minute of every day inside our bodies. Niacin is necessary to metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Vitamin B6 supports the formation and function of red blood cells. Even moderately low levels of vitamin B6 can result in widespread perturbations in metabolism. Vitamin B3 is converted in the body to NAD+, which plays a vital role in cellular energy metabolism.18, 19*

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  2. 2. Liu M, Alimov A, et al. 2014. Thiamine Deficiency Induces Anorexia by Inhibiting Hypothalamic AMPK. Neuroscience. 267:102-113.
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  4. 4. Romanenko AV, Gnatenko VM, Vladimirova IA. 1994. Effect of thiamine on neuromuscular transmission in smooth muscles. Neurophysiology 26:370-377.
  5. 5. Brehm BA. 2015. Nutrition: Science, Issues, and Applications. Greenwood Publishing Group, Santa Barbara, CA, p 789.
  6. 6. Gangolf M, Czerniecki J, et al. 2010. Thiamine Status in Humans and Content of Phosphorylated Thiamine Derivatives in Biopsies and Cultured Cells. PLOS One. 5(10):e13616.
  7. 7. Delage B. 2013. Niacin. Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center, accessed January 11, 2016. View Study.
  8. 8. Bourgeois C, Cervantes-Laurean D, Moss J. Niacin. 2006. In: Shils M, Shike M, eds. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. 10th ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins.
  9. 9. Ueland PM, Ulvik A, Rios-Avila L, Midttun O, Gregory JF. Direct and Functional Biomarkers of Vitamin B6 Status. Annual Review of Nutrition. 35:33-70.
  10. 10. Nardone R, Höller Y, et al. 2013. Thiamine Deficiency Induced Neurochemical, Neuroanatomical, and Neuropsychological Alterations: A Reappraisal. Scientific World Journal. 2013:309143.
  11. 11. See note 9 above.
  12. 12. See note 10 above.
  13. 13. See note 6 above.
  14. 14. See note 8 above.
  15. 15. See note 1 above.
  16. 16. See note 9 above.
  17. 17. Matsuda T, Cooper JR. 1981. Thiamine as an integral component of brain synaptosomal membranes. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 78(9):5886-5889.
  18. 18. Houtkooper RH, Cantó C, Wanders RJ, Auwerx J. 2010. The Secret Life of NAD+: An Old Metabolite Controlling New Metabolic Signaling Pathways. Endocr Rev. 31(2):194-223.
  19. 19. Sauve AA. 2008. NAD+ and Vitamin B3: From Metabolism to Therapies. Perspectives in Pharmacol. 324:883-893.
  20. 20. Shah SN, et al. 1960. The effect of pyridoxine on cholesterol metabolism. J Nutrit. 72:80-86.
  21. 21. Fratoni V, Brandi ML. 2015. B Vitamins, Homocysteine and Bone Health. Nutrients. 7(4):2176-2192.

Whole Food Nutrient Solutions

Since 1929, Standard Process has been the visionary leader in whole food nutrient solutions. We apply systems thinking to holistic nutrition that empowers practitioners to transform lives. Dedicated to the whole food philosophy of our founder, Dr. Royal Lee, our goal is to carry on his mission to provide nutrients for the body that are as close as possible to how they are found in nature.

Our products include foods that are prepared in a way that safeguards their nutritional value. The majority of these ingredients are grown locally on our certified organic farm and may require chopping, dicing, juicing, and/or drying for use in our products. The resulting whole food ingredients are then added to a formula that may include whole food extracts, animal tissue extracts and concentrates, botanicals, whole food isolates, and synthetic ingredients. These highly complex combinations contain a variety of elements designed to trigger trophic effects that support the body’s healthy balance and wellness.*


Suggested Use: Two tablets per meal, or as directed.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Tablets Servings per Container: 45 or 180
Amount per Serving %DV
Calories 3  
Thiamine 1 mg 60%
Niacin 20 mg 100%
Vitamin B6 1 mg 50%
Proprietary Blend: 590 mg Bovine liver†, beet (root)†, nutritional yeast†, porcine duodenum†, defatted wheat (germ)†, choline bitartrate†, carrot (root)†, sweet potato†, rice (bran)†, bovine adrenal†, para-aminobenzoate†, sunflower lecithin†, vitamin E (sunflower), ascorbic acid, manganese lactate, phosphoric acid†, inositol†, and riboflavin.

†Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients: Honey, niacinamide, calcium stearate, arabic gum, cocarboxylase, and pyridoxine hydrochloride.

Please consult the actual product label for the most accurate product information.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.