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 442 89
Fatigue 258 57
Multiple Sclerosis 83 16
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 57 13
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 18
None 189

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin B Complex

Side effect Patients
Nausea 6
Increased appetite 3
Abnormal urine color 2
Diarrhea 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 105
1 tablet(s) daily 11
1 capsule(s) daily 5
1 mg daily 3
100 mg daily 3
1 cap(s) daily 2
1 other daily 2
100-0.15-5-1-20-10-1.7-1.5-0.006 mg daily 2
twice daily 2
1 mL every other week 1

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Why patients stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

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Reason Patients
Other 86
Did not seem to work 39
Expense 23
Doctor's advice 22
Personal research 17
Course of treatment ended 13
Side effects too severe 12
Change in health plan coverage 2
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Duration

Currently taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 30
5 - 10 years 62
10 years or more 33

Stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 53
6 months - 1 year 32
1 - 2 years 32
2 - 5 years 46
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 125
Usually 62
Sometimes 20
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 17
A little hard to take 28
Not at all hard to take 171
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 1
$25-49 8
< $25 110
Not specified 100
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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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Dec 28, 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: More energy!!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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
God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
59 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jun 28, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I can't tell if the Vitamin B Complex is helping.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Jun 28, 2013)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
suzzie
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suzzie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 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
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