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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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 477 101
Fatigue 302 73
Multiple sclerosis 86 18
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 60 16
Fibromyalgia 39 6

Show all 122 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 Percentage
Severe 8
Moderate 10
Mild 20
None 222

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 56
1 tablet(s) daily 32
1 capsule(s) daily 13
1 other daily 3
1 tablet(s) twice daily 2
2 tablet(s) daily 2
1 mL every other week 1
1 mg weekly 1
1 cap(s) daily 1
1 mg daily 1

See all 31 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

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Reason Patients Percentage
Other 88
Did not seem to work 46
Doctor's advice 29
Expense 26
Personal research 19
Side effects too severe 16
Course of treatment ended 13
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 209 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 10
1 - 2 years 21
2 - 5 years 23
5 - 10 years 40
10 years or more 39

Stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 15
1 - 6 months 53
6 months - 1 year 36
1 - 2 years 35
2 - 5 years 54
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 151
Usually 71
Sometimes 23
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 8
Somewhat hard to take 19
A little hard to take 38
Not at all hard to take 195
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 4
$50-99 4
$25-49 9
< $25 124
Not specified 119
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50 patient evaluations for Vitamin B Complex

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

Jan 26, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: Have fatigue with the MS and Vitamin B Complex helps with that.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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