Originally Posted by poneystenson
Thank you very much for your response. As you've mentioned Vitamin B-Complex cannot be overdosed. So I just wonder how do I know if I actually need Vitamin B-Complex? I do not want to take something my body doesn't need.
Well, I think the first thing to do is look at your diet and if you are getting enough B vitamins from food alone. If you aren't, and since you can't overdose, try taking it for 2 weeks and see if you feel any different. Your body does not store up B vitamins so it's something that has to be replaced on a regular basis.
Foods that are rich in B vitamins are:
- whole grains, such as wheat and oats
- fish and seafood
- poultry and meats
- dairy products, like milk and yogurt
- leafy green vegetables
- beans and peas
- citrus fruits, such as oranges
Because of a digestive disorder, the only thing from that list that I eat once a day is poultry - usually for dinner. Occassionally I will have an orange, but not too often. I can't eat dairy or wheat. So, I know for me, I'm not getting it just through diet alone. And if the birth control pill is depleting the small amount of B vitamins that I do have, there was a good chance, for me, that I wasn't getting a therapeutic amount.