A combination product is a vitamin B complex that supplements in one capsule or formulation a number of B vitamins which include biotin, choline, folic acid, inositol, PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid), Vitamin B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine) and B12 (cobalamin).
A choice of nutrients with very similar properties is vitamin B complexes that complement each other but have separate nutrients. They all are found in almost similar food sources and are all soluble in water. Vitamin B complex is an organic molecule, unlike minerals which means it contains carbon and functions as catalysts for chemical reactions in our bodies. In the efficiency of chemical reactions a catalyst aids and at a faster rate than under normal conditions. In a vitamin B complex insufficiency, these catalysts are missing and normal body functions are impeded and disease might occur.
Benefits of Vitamin B Complex
Moodiness, restlessness, irritability, insomnia, muscular weakness, sore or dry mouth and tongue are the deficiency in the Vitamin B complex. The sources which are naturally rich in vitamin B complex are brewer’s yeast, liver, whole-grain cereals, rice, nuts, milk, eggs, meats, fish, fruits, green leafy vegetables and others.
It treats as a host of ailments which include alcoholism, depression, diabetes, hair problems, lupus, multiple sclerosis and stress. From Vitamin B complex one can derive other health benefits include:
- Skin, hair and bones and muscle promotion.
- The health of the mucosal membranes especially around the mouth is promoted.
- Aids in intestinal health and bowel function
- Relief of moodiness, restlessness, irritability, insomnia and fatigue is provided
- Liver health is improved
- Brain cell function and health is enhanced
- From skin problems such as dry and itchy skin and rashes, it gives relief
- Provides relief from PMS
- Normal growth and development promotion.
- Stomach acidity, normal appetite and health of the digestive tract is maintained.
How to Take Vitamin B Complex?
This vitamin B complex can be broken down into 3 basic categories which are
- B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and biotin which are energy-releasing.
- B-Complex another category is folic acid (B9), B12, B5 and B6 which is hematopoietic.
- Other which include B1, B3, B6, B9 and B12.
These vitamin B complex products are present in two forms which are B-50S And B-100s.
Look for minimum doses of the following vitamins when purchasing B-50: 400 mcg folic acid, 50 mcg B12 and biotin and 50 mg of all other B vitamins. In B-100 complexes you can find twice of these. Folic acid (400 mcg) remains the same though. To diminish side effects and increase absorption of vitamin B complex, take with food this vitamin. You may notice your urine turning into a bright yellow color. Due to riboflavin (B2), this is a harmless side effect.
Such as tablets which are vitamin B complex supplements should be taken previous or in the center of a large meal. Irritation or gradual erosion of esophageal sphincter which could result in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) could be caused by taking vitamin B complex after a meal. After taking the supplements, do not lie down straight away. Consult your doctor first if you are pregnant or nursing or have an illness before as a treatment using vitamin B complex.