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What is Vitamin B Complex?

Vitamin B Complex is a group of nutrient components that play a vital role in improving cell metabolism and red blood cell synthesis. It comprises eight B vitamins:

  1. Thiamine (B1)
  2. Riboflavin (B2)
  3. Niacin (B3)
  4. Pantothenic acid (B5)
  5. Pyridoxine (B6)
  6. Biotin (B7)
  7. Folic Acid (B9)
  8. Cobalamin (B12)

Vitamin B Complex is water-soluble and recommended through diet alone, as its compounds are found in various foods. But certain age-related conditions and medical necessities might require you to intake Vitamin B supplements.

What are the uses of Vitamin B Complex?

Using Vitamin B Complex ensures the health and well-being of the body. It enhances cell metabolism, brain function, and overall body energy. Following are some of its uses and benefits:

  • Helps to build a healthy appetite and a good digestion process.
  • Improved cell functions and its overall health.
  • Promotes red blood cells?growth.
  • Enhances eyesight and muscle tone.
  • Supports cardiovascular function and health.
  • Controls the production of hormones and cholesterol.
  • Supports the proper functioning of nerves.
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What are the side effects of Vitamin B Complex?

Side effects of Vitamin B Complex are rare because it is water-soluble and excreted through urination. But high dosage intake of Vitamin B complex could lead to some side effects, like:

  • Vomiting and nausea.
  • Skin conditions like flushing or lesions.
  • High blood sugar level.
  • Nerve damage and blurry vision due to light sensitivity.
  • Excessive thirst due to increased urination.
  • Diarrhea and instances of abdominal pain.
  • Liver damage (in extreme cases).

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FAQ's

1. How much Vitamin B Complex should you take daily?

The daily recommended dosage of Vitamin B Complex varies for different people.

  • For young adults, 400 micrograms (mcg) daily.
  • Lactating mothers require 500 mcg a day.
  • 600 mcg a day for pregnant women and older adults.

However, always consult a doctor for the correct dosage prescription.

2. When to take Vitamin B Complex?

All the B vitamins available in the Vitamin B Complex are found in natural food sources. Hence, with a well-rounded diet, you are unlikely to develop any deficiency. However, if you belong to any of these classes, you may need Vitamin B Complex supplements: pregnant and breastfeeding women, older adults, and those with certain medical conditions such as cancer, Crohn? disease, alcoholism, hypothyroidism, and anorexia.

3. Which food contains Vitamin B Complex?

A variety of foods contain Vitamin B Complex, making it easy for you to find it in almost every meal.

  • Eggs, milk, and cheese.
  • Meat items, such as chicken.
  • Fish, such as tuna, salmon, and mackerel.
  • Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach and kale.
  • Bananas and watermelons.
  • Whole grain and cereal.
  • Nuts and seeds.

4. Can Vitamin C and B Complex be taken together?

In small doses, Vitamin C and Vitamin B Complex do not interact with one another. However, in large quantities, Vitamin C is known to interfere with Vitamin B12 absorption and metabolism. Additionally, large doses of Vitamin C may interact with supplements that could have a hormonal, antibacterial, and blood-thinning impact.

5. How to get Vitamin B Complex naturally?

Naturally, you can find Vitamin B Complex in organic food items, such as green vegetables, eggs, meat, fish, soy, fruits, nuts, seeds, and milk-based eatables. Other food items contain appropriate amounts of Vitamin B Complex for you to take: whole grains, legumes, and dark leafy vegetables.

6. Is Neurobion the same as Vitamin B Complex?

Yes, Neurobion is similar to Vitamin B Complex tablets. It is a multivitamin that contains a mixture of six B vitamins, mainly Vitamin B3, B6, and B12. Neurobion is prescribed to people who might suffer from deficiency of different Vitamin B derivatives and develop signs of anemia, fatigue, and tiredness.

7. What happens if you don? have enough Vitamin B Complex?

Deficiency of Vitamin B Complex results in several health issues. The following health problems are common in people who lack a sufficient amount of Vitamin B Complex in their diet:

  • Weakness and fatigue.
  • Anemia.
  • Confusion, depression, and headache.
  • Poor immune system.
  • Heart and liver problems.
  • Hair loss.
  • Skin problems.
  • Unintended and sudden weight loss.

8. Does Vitamin B Complex help you lose weight?

Yes. Vitamin B12 in the Vitamin B Complex is popular for weight loss. Intake of Vitamin B12 helps to fight fatigue, boost energy levels, and speed up body metabolism. However, Vitamin B Complex is a multivitamin supplement that should not be used for weight loss. We recommend that you consult a doctor for such a case.

9. What does Vitamin B Complex contain?

Vitamin B Complex consists of eight B vitamins?hiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folic acid (B9), and cobalamin (B12). These B Vitamins are found in natural dietary food items, which should be present in your daily food intake in sufficient quantity.

10. Which disease is caused by a lack of Vitamin B?

Lack of Vitamin B results in the person developing anemia called megaloblastic anemia or pernicious anemia. This type of anemia results from a deficiency, specifically Vitamin B12, in which the body could not produce enough red blood cells or produce ones with a brief life span.

 

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