B complex vitamins

B complex vitamins

a large group of water-soluble nutrients that includes thiamine (vitamin B1), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), niacin (vitamin B3), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), biotin, folic acid, and pantothenic acid. The B complex vitamins are essential, for example, for the conversion of simple carbohydrates like glucose and the carbon skeletons of amino acids into energy, and for the metabolism of fats and proteins. Good sources include brewer's yeast, liver, whole grain cereals, nuts, eggs, meats, fish, and vegetables. Because some B complex vitamins are produced by intestinal bacteria, taking antibiotics may destroy these bacteria. Symptoms of vitamin B deficiency include nervousness, depression, insomnia, neuritis, anemia, alopecia, acne or other skin disorders, and hypercholesterolemia. See also specific vitamins.

B com·plex vi·ta·mins

(kompleks vītă-minz)
A group of water-soluble vitamins that support many physiologic functions (e.g., metabolism, immunity, cellular reproduction).

Patient discussion about B complex vitamins

Q. When is the best time to take vitamin B complex? I mean- after / before a meal? with what foods? etc.

A. vitamin B complex is acidic, you might want to take it right after meals. i tried taking it on an empty stomach and got a terrible nausea...

Q. I took vitamin B on an empty stomack and then had coffee. it gave me a terrible Stomach ache. why?

A. hi again! you should take them right after a meal. those pills are vary concentrated and some of the B vitamins are acidic. taking it without eating first will get your stomach protesting ...as you well saw...

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