Vitamin B4 (Adenine)

B4 is a coenzyme and is not possible to buy alone. NADH includes B4.
There are claims that NADH helps people with chronic fatigue syndrom and fibromyalgia

Vitamin B4 or Adenine is water soluble and a member of the B complex family. It acts as coenzyme with other vitamins to produce energy.
Helps make up the code in DNA and RNA. Is important for cellular metabolism functions.
Alcohol, cola, coffee, tea, chocolate, refined sugar, sugar substitutes and processed foods are enemies of adenine.
If you are nursing, adenine can be helpful in improving lactation. People who tire easily or suffer from lack of energy may be helped by an increased intake of adenine.

Function of vitamin B4

Helps alleviate fatigue, aid in regulating heart arrhythmia, strengthens the immune system. Helps prevent the formation of free radicals and helps balance blood sugar levels. (1)

Foods rich in vitamin B4

Brewer’s yeast, whole grains, raw honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, propolis, most fruit and vegetables. May also be found in herbs as blessed thistle, blue cohosh, cayenne, cloves, ginger, kelp, sage and thyme.

Signs of deficiency

Retarded growth rate, blood and skin disorders, hypoglycaemia, weakened immune system, allergies, muscle weakness.

Signs of excess

Not known.

Recommended daily dosage

No daily dosage established.
B4 acts as a coenzyme with other vitamins to produce energy so it is most commonly found in B-complex formulas. Supplements called NADH are in fact Adenine and more coenzymes in tablet form.

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Further reading

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrom



  1. New Vitamin Bible Earl L. Mindell, Hachette Book Group, 2011

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