B-Vitamins are good for many things-- they are the great nerve vitamins.Also help---the skin, hair, eyes, liver, muscle tone, GI tract and brain function. They are useful in helping anxiety and depression as well.
[This message has been edited by Harry (edited 10-03-2001).]
I've been taking B-Complex capsuals 2 a day for a month and I've noticed that my skin started breaking out on my face. I discontinued the vitamins completely for a week and my skin has improved. Is this a common reaction? I did, however, notice that my hair feels and looks a lot healthier, but my energy is still low. The vitamins are made by TwinLab.
Sorry you're having a problem with B vits!!!
I think people take too much B-Complex vitamins. This usually is because the manufactures make them in large doses and in some places that is all you can buy. The last time I bought some "B-Complex 100" it has 100mgs of B-1, B-2, Niaciamide(B-3), B-6, Pantothenic acid plus alot of others.
B-1 is 66.6 times more than what you need daily (6660 %), B-2 is 58.8 times(5880 %), Niacinamide 5times 500 %, B-6 is 50 times(5000 %) and pantothenic acid is 10 times (1000 %).
As you may know all of these are water soluble and the excess is suppose to be passed off in your urine. But, I just don't think everybody's system can handle that much overdose of anything on a daily basis without something happening.I know your urine turns very yellow.
I have read that if you are really deficent in B-1 or B-2 all you really need is 15 mgs daily but you can't buy that size. So, what I do is Buy a B-Complex 50mg tablets and cut them up in 3 pieces and take one about every other day.
I wish you well----Harry
[This message has been edited by Harry (edited 11-28-2001).]
B complex is commonly used to fight stress/anxiety as it increases the immune system and helps to give you energy. It is best taken in a dose of 50mg (only take the NATURAL source B) and it should be taken with 20mg NATURAL source Zinc. The 2 work well together. They should also be taken in the morning at breakfast...as they may tend to 'string out' some people who take them at night. Note that this is a dosage I am comfortable with...it may be too much/too little for another person. It it a good starting point though. Note for Jasmin...the Zinc would have controlled your facial reaction...I really am not sure what caused that!
- A B-100 complex taken once a day
- 1,000 mg of Vitamin C
- 1,000 mg of calcium
- 1,000 mg of magnesium ( cut down to 500 mg if it gives you diahrrea
- Rhodiola Rosea, 100 to 200 mg a day or Siberian Ginseng.