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 451 96
Fatigue 270 65
multiple sclerosis 84 17
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 57 14
fibromyalgia 36 6
Depressed mood 19 2

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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 9
Mild 20
None 202

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin B Complex

Side effect Patients
Nausea 7
Increased appetite 3
Abnormal urine color 2
Diarrhea 2
Acid reflux 1
Bad taste in mouth 1

Show all 24 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin B Complex

Dosage Patients
daily 91
1 tablet(s) daily 15
1 capsule(s) daily 6
1 mg daily 5
1 tablet(s) twice daily 4
100 mg daily 3
twice daily 3
3 tablet(s) daily 2
VitaminBComplex as needed 2
1 other monthly 1

See all 32 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

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Reason Patients
Other 87
Did not seem to work 40
Doctor's advice 24
Expense 23
Personal research 17
Course of treatment ended 13
Side effects too severe 12
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 188 patients who've stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 27
5 - 10 years 67
10 years or more 35

Stopped taking Vitamin B Complex

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 52
6 months - 1 year 32
1 - 2 years 32
2 - 5 years 48
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 138
Usually 65
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 30
Not at all hard to take 185
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 1
$25-49 9
< $25 117
Not specified 108
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48 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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