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 466 98
Fatigue 285 67
Multiple sclerosis 86 18
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 59 15
Fibromyalgia 38 6

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  • 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 10
Mild 19
None 211

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 23 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin B Complex

Dosage Patients
daily 91
1 tablet(s) daily 39
1 capsule(s) daily 11
100 mg daily 6
1 other daily 5
1 mg daily 3
2 tablet(s) daily 3
VitaminBComplex as needed 3
1 tablet(s) twice daily 2
2 capsule(s) daily 2

See all 29 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

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Reason Patients
Other 88
Did not seem to work 46
Doctor's advice 27
Expense 23
Personal research 18
Course of treatment ended 13
Side effects too severe 12
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 198 patients who've stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 38
5 - 10 years 64
10 years or more 52

Stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 15
1 - 6 months 51
6 months - 1 year 34
1 - 2 years 32
2 - 5 years 51
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 142
Usually 69
Sometimes 22
Never taken as prescribed 13
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 17
A little hard to take 36
Not at all hard to take 187
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 1
$25-49 9
< $25 121
Not specified 113
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49 patient evaluations for Vitamin B Complex

Jul 7, 2017 (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 love and recommend this product!! https://athletessence.com/
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Dec 28, 2016 (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: More energy!!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 1, 2016 (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 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 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

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 General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • 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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