Riva-OD is a supplement in the form of capsule that comprises methylcobalamine, alpha lipoic acid, folic acid, vitamin B1 & B6. The form of vitamin B12 known as methylcobalamine or mecobalamin, naturally produced by bacteria is often found in the human body in very low amounts. This water soluble compound plays an important role in brain function and blood formation. The drug is used to treat anemia, neuropathy, and arakawa's syndrome The water soluble compound folate is not directly biologically active, but its biological significance comes from tetrahydrofolate and other derivatives after its conversion to dihydrofolic acid in the liver. The body nuses folate to synthesize DNA, repair DNA, and methylate DNA. It also serves as a cofactor for certain biological reactions.
The body naturally produces the fatty acid alpha lipoic acid. Aside from being an antioxidant, it also neutralizes harmful substances known as free radicals. Pyridoxine, also known as vitamin B6, is a co-enzyme involved with protein metabolism, creation of insulin, red blood cells, white blood cells, and the production of neurotransmitters, enzymes, and prostaglandins. Thiamine, or vitamin B1, helps the body convert food into energy. Body uses it to create ATP, which gives cells their energy.