What is Vitamin B Complex?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: High Potency Vitamin B Complex Vitamin B Super Complex Vitamin B100 Show all

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The B vitamins are eight water-soluble vitamins that play important roles in cell metabolism. Supplements containing all eight are generally referred to as a vitamin B complex.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 441 87
Fatigue 255 56
Multiple Sclerosis 82 16
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 57 12
Fibromyalgia 34 6
Depressed mood 19 2

Show all 139 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 6
Moderate 8
Mild 17
None 186

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin B Complex

Side effect Patients
Nausea 5
Increased appetite 3
Diarrhea 2
Urine abnormal color 2
Acid reflux 1
Bad taste in mouth 1

Show all 22 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin B Complex

Dosage Patients
daily 107
1 tablet(s) daily 9
1 capsule(s) daily 4
1 mg daily 3
1 cap(s) daily 2
twice daily 2
VitaminBComplex as needed 2
1 mL every other week 1
5 mcg monthly 1
1 other daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 86
Did not seem to work 39
Doctor's advice 22
Expense 22
Personal research 16
Course of treatment ended 13
Side effects too severe 12
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 183 patients who’ve stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 15
2 - 5 years 31
5 - 10 years 63
10 years or more 28

Stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 53
6 months - 1 year 32
1 - 2 years 31
2 - 5 years 45
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 123
Usually 61
Sometimes 19
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 17
A little hard to take 26
Not at all hard to take 169
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 1
$25-49 7
< $25 108
Not specified 99
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46 patient evaluations for Vitamin B Complex

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msims1963
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msims1963
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Nov 1, 2016 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 drop(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: Still swear by this product and the makers of this product.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 25, 2016 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 drop(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a FANTASTIC product and has helped in my overall health. I take this B12 supplement and have noticed added energy.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
suzzie
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suzzie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Sep 26, 2016 (Started Oct 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Carebear84
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Carebear84
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
32 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar II

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Jul 1, 2016 (Started Dec 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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