What is Vitamin B?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Stress Vitamin B Nerox B Nervidix

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See also: Nurokind LC

The B vitamins are eight water-soluble vitamins that play important roles in cell metabolism that they are chemically distinct and often coexist in the same foods. Supplements containing all eight are called Vitamin B complex. Individual B vitamin supplements are referred to by the specific name.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 271 26
Fatigue 137 24
Multiple Sclerosis 60 8
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 49 4
Numbness and tingling with pins and needles 11 2
Brain fog 10 4

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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 0
Moderate 2
Mild 3
None 92

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin B

Side effect Patients
can smell acrid smoke most of the time when there is none. 1
Difficulty doing daily activities 1
Giddiness 1
Overeating 1
some times I can't go to sleep so don't take b-12 too late in the day 1
Vitamin B12 deficiency 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin B

Dosage Patients
500 mcg daily 4
daily 4
1 tab(s) daily 3
1,000 mg daily 3
1 tablet(s) daily 2
2 cap(s) daily 2
50 mg daily 2
100 mg daily 2
250 mg daily 2
1,000 daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Vitamin B

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 46
Did not seem to work 27
Course of treatment ended 16
Expense 12
Personal research 7
Doctor's advice 6
Side effects too severe 4
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 109 patients who’ve stopped taking Vitamin B

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin B

Duration Patients
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 4
2 years or more 45

Stopped taking Vitamin B

Duration Patients
0-1 month 7
1-3 months 13
3-6 months 25
6 months-1 year 22
1-2 years 16
2 years or more 26
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 51
Usually 30
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 8
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 12
Not at all hard to take 83
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 3
$50-99 1
$25-49 6
< $25 53
Not specified 34
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20 patient evaluations for Vitamin B

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PHEONIX
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PHEONIX
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jan 18, 2016 (Started Nov 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
lianbuckett
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lianbuckett
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
52 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Feb 7, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Irritability)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 tab(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: Took Vitamin B complex as it is recommended as a supplement for irritability
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
scart
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scart
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: none
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Dec 15, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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