What is Vitamin B Complex?

Category: Supplements

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

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See also: HCL/Magnesium/Vitamin B complex/Vitamin C

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 534 101
Fatigue 371 74
Multiple sclerosis 101 18
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 60 16
Fibromyalgia 42 5

Show all 135 reasons taken


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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 8
Moderate 10
Mild 20
None 226

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin B Complex

Side effect Patients Percentage
Nausea 6
Increased appetite 3
Abnormal urine color 2
Diarrhea 2
Irritability 2
Acid reflux 1

Show all 39 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin B Complex

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 20
1 tablet(s) daily 17
1 capsule(s) daily 4
100 mg daily 3
1 tablet(s) twice daily 2
2 tablet(s) daily 2
1 mL every other week 1
1 cap(s) daily 1
1 other daily 1
1 capsule(s) twice daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

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Reason Patients Percentage
Other 88
Did not seem to work 48
Doctor's advice 31
Expense 27
Personal research 20
Side effects too severe 16
Course of treatment ended 11
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 212 patients who've stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 26

Stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 16
1 - 6 months 53
6 months - 1 year 35
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 59
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 156
Usually 69
Sometimes 24
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 8
Somewhat hard to take 19
A little hard to take 39
Not at all hard to take 198
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 4
$50-99 4
$25-49 10
< $25 127
Not specified 119

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Vitamin B Complex after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Pirfenidone (Esbriet) 1
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50 patient evaluations for Vitamin B Complex

Jul 24, 2020 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stress)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I believe this B Complex helps to calm me and my nerves are not on edge as when I miss it for a few days.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for stress)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I honestly don't know about this vitamin reducing stress effects or nerve problem but I am willing to start taking it more consistently to obtain a better evaluation. starting today
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 24, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stress)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Take with breakfast a few times a week, helpful reminder to keep with breakfast cereal. I notice an increase in motor agitation (fidget, tap,etc.) when not taking... Also, believe it contributes to creating more of a calm/mellow attitude.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 26, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stress)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Always take Vitamins with food for efficacy. They need something to grab-on to.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 7, 2017 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 drop(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: Still love and recommend this product!! https://athletessence.com/
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Dec 28, 2016 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • 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
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • 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
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • 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

Jun 13, 2017 (Started Jun 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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