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Key Ingredient Focus  | Active B Vitamins

Designs for Health Australia invites you to register for this Learning Collective Webinar:

Understanding Active B Vitamins  |  Clinical Applications


Presentation + Q & A Discussion
Dr Oscar Coetzee 
and Jace Harsh ND

The Learning Collective: Active B Vitamins

The focus of this Learning Collective is the ‘active’ forms of B vitamins—forms that are in a state that the human body can utilise immediately. B vitamins are a group of vital nutrients in our bodies. They are essential for various physiological functions, including energy production, DNA synthesis, and maintaining healthy nervous and immune systems. However, not all B vitamins are created equal. 

In this Learning Collective session, Dr Coetzee explores the science behind active B vitamins, their benefits, and their sources. He will present how they differ from their inactive counterparts and why this distinction is critical in clinical practice. The webinar delves into the latest research and clinical studies, providing you with up-to-date knowledge to apply in your practice.

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Exploring Active B Vitamins:

  • Understanding Active B Vitamins: The benefits and uses of the active B vitamins, including B2, B3, B6, Folate, and MethylB12.
  • The Role of Choline: The benefits of choline and its importance in overall health.
  • Introduction to Quatrefolic™: Understand the science behind the 4th generation folate, Quatrefolic™.
  • Biotin and Methylation: An in-depth look at the Role of Biotin in Methylation.
  • Active B Vitamins and Mood Disorders: Learn how activated B vitamins can benefit mood and neurocognitive disorders.
  • B Vitamins and Energy Production: Understand the importance of B vitamins in energy production, including their role in glycolysis and the Krebs cycle.

Clinical Considerations of Active B Vitamins:

  • Safety and Use of 5MTHF and Activated B’s: We will review the safety and use of activated B vitamins, focusing on 5MTHF as it pertains to MTHFR. Dr Coetzee will address common misconceptions and concerns associated with using active B’s in those patients with methylation SNPs.
  • Prescribing Methylated B’s: Learn how to determine when to prescribe methylated B’s and when not to.
  • Understanding Under-Methylation and Over-Methylation: Differentiate between under-methylation and over-methylation, including clinical symptoms, pathology results, genetics, OMX, and GI-MAP tests.
  • Addressing Practitioner Considerations: Are fully methylated forms best for patients? Plus, the use of Folinic acid and hydroxy forms.

This session will provide a comprehensive understanding of active B vitamins, their benefits, and their safe and effective use in practice.

Learn from Dr Coetzee’s wealth of experience

Dr Oscar Coetzee
Clinician, Researcher, Educator

Motivated by his desire to reverse the chronic illness epidemic, Dr Coetzee continues to be a pioneer in the field of nutritional science.

Born and raised in South Africa, where he completed his military schooling and earned bachelor’s degrees in criminology and psychology, Dr Coetzee also earned a masters degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport (USA).
He went on to receive a PhD in holistic nutrition from Clayton College of New Hampshire (USA), and a Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition (DCN). Dr Coetzee finished his second doctorate from Maryland University of Integrative Health, with a specialisation in nutrigenomics.

His key areas of interest are chronic inflammatory diseases, metabolic syndrome, intestinal permeability, type 2 diabetes and sports performance.

Meet Your Webinar Host

Jace Harsh ND
Designs for Health Australia

Jace Harsh is a Qualified Naturopath who provides health education services for Designs for Health practitioners. He also maintains his own private naturopathic practice.

Jace is super passionate about:

  • Practitioner education – making complex concepts easy to digest and apply in clinical practice
  • Functional testing as a contemporary holistic naturopathic tool to help practitioners get to the root cause of a health issue
  • Supporting practitioners with FX test interpretations for the OMX and GI-MAP

And he has special clinical interests in:

  • Gut health
  • Autoimmunity

Jace will moderate the Q&A discussion for this Learning Collective webinar and engage our live Designs for Health practitioner community to bring insights and practical clinical pearls for all.