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This vitamin-B complex is a group of natural compounds that are essential for how the body produces energy from the diet. Each individual B vitamin is involved in a variety of key metabolic processes, which the human body could not function without.
Before you buy a vitamin B complex, you can find out here what needs to be considered here. You will notice that there are different products, such as tablets, capsules, ampules, powder, effervescent tablets, drops and syringes.
Due to the large selection of different products, it is not easy to choose a vitamin B complex. Here we inform you about the criteria that you should consider before buying a vitamin B preparation.
Vitamin B complex products are offered as tablets, capsules, powders, effervescent tablets, drops and syringes. It is effective in all of these dosage forms. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of the most important preparations.
Vitamin B complex tablets can be inexpensively manufactured in large quantities. That is why they are mainly offered by discounters or other low-cost providers.
However, these have the disadvantage that they are often difficult to swallow and contain many undesirable tableting aids, such as Magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, sucrose, lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, talc, dyes or coating agents, etc.
If you take vitamin B on a regular basis, you should make sure that the preparation contains as few additives and secondary substances as possible. Because with long-term intake you consume considerable amounts of these undesirable auxiliary secondary substances.
Furthermore, vitamin B tablets must be pressed under high pressure so that they do not fall apart. A study in the USA has shown that very hard tablets often do not completely dissolve in the digestive tract. You should, therefore, avoid vitamin B tablets. We recommend capsules because they do not have any of these disadvantages.
Vitamin B capsules are loosely filled with powder and, unlike tablets, are not pressed under high pressure and using tableting aids. These dissolve completely in the stomach within a few minutes and thus guarantee rapid absorption of the B vitamins it contains.
Additives can largely be dispensed of during production. Capsules are therefore suitable for professional use and are recommended by therapists.
People who are sensitive to additives should definitely choose capsules. The vitamin B capsules can also be pulled apart to stir the powder into liquids or foods.
Vitamin B capsules are also much easier to swallow than tablets. This is the case even if the capsule is larger than the tablet.
Individual B vitamins are also offered as drinking ampules or for injection via a syringe. The injection via a syringe is usually only necessary to quickly compensate for a massive deficiency. Then you should switch to another dosage form to keep the vitamin B level in the optimal range.
Vitamin B ampules for drinking mostly contain only vitamin B12. They are ideal for people who do not want to swallow tablets or capsules.
As with all other liquid forms, they almost always contain preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, stabilizers or other undesirable additives to improve the taste and make the preparation durable. In contrast to capsules or tablets, vitamin B ampules have a poor price/performance ratio.
Vitamin B powder can be dissolved in liquids and is ideal for people who do not want to swallow tablets or capsules. Vitamin B powders can contain sweeteners, flavors or other undesirable additives to improve the taste.
The dosage as a powder is not as accurate as with capsules, which is why experts advise against it. This is the case even if a measuring spoon is included. B vitamins also have a rather unpleasant taste that many people cannot tolerate.
Vitamin B complex effervescent tablets are dissolved in a glass of water, which means that the B vitamins are immediately available. These are mainly offered by discounters because they are very cheap to manufacture. They almost always contain sweeteners, artificial flavors, and other undesirable additives. Many people also find the taste unpleasant artificial.
Vitamin B drops contain the vitamin B complex in liquid form, which means that they can be absorbed immediately. They are preferred by people who do not want to swallow tablets or capsules.
Since the B vitamins break down quickly in liquids, preservatives and stabilizers must be added to the vitamin B drops so that they remain stable and long-lasting. To improve the taste, they often contain artificial sweeteners, flavors or other undesirable additives.
Vitamin B complex preparations are available in low doses for prevention or in high doses for the therapy of an existing deficiency. In any case, this should contain all 8 B vitamins in a reasonable dosage.
It is also important that vitamin B2 and vitamin B6 are not dosed too highly, since side effects can occur with long-term use of these.
Since the B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, they generally have very good bioavailability and are well absorbed by the body. When buying a vitamin B preparation, however, make sure that as many B vitamins as possible are contained in their activated form.
These natural forms of coenzyme no longer need to be converted by the body and therefore have a faster and better effect. The natural coenzyme forms include, for example, riboflavin-5-phosphate, pyridoxal-5-phosphate, D-biotin, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, methylcobalamin, adenosylcobalamin.
The vitamin B complex is generally well tolerated when taken after a meal. In this way, the B vitamins are also optimally absorbed and fed to the metabolism.
The best time of day is after breakfast or lunch, as the B vitamins can have an invigorating effect and can make it difficult for some people to fall asleep in the evening.
When taking capsules or tablets, you should always make sure to drink enough water. The liquid also helps the B vitamins to be optimally absorbed by the body.
In principle, food supplements should always contain as few undesirable additives as possible. The ideal is a vitamin B complex that does not contain any tableting aids, dyes, preservatives, magnesium stearate or allergens such as soy, gluten, and lactose.
It is important for vegans that the capsules are not made of gelatin or contain other animal raw materials.
The dosage and composition, the quality of the B vitamins contained, the use of the activated vitamin B forms, the absence of undesirable additives, the dosage form has a direct impact on the price.
Therefore, strikingly low prices indicate that the quality has been skimped on. Keep in mind that packaging and processing are fixed costs. Therefore, a manufacturer can only offer products at very reasonable prices if he compromises on the quality of the ingredients.
Dietary supplements and B vitamins are safe up to a certain dosage and are usually very well tolerated. Even if the product is of the highest quality, some people may experience intolerance. In this case, it is an advantage if you buy from a provider that offers a satisfaction guarantee.
You may also be interested in these questions.
Basically, B vitamins take effect immediately after the first intake. You will only feel this effect when a deficiency in a certain B vitamin is balanced. If there is no deficiency, as with other vitamins, you will not notice any direct change. The B vitamins also work in this case and prevent a deficiency.
This depends entirely on your living conditions and your eating habits. With a low-nutrient diet and high stress, you should take B vitamins long-term without interruption, as they are crucial for maintaining health. Take B vitamins at least until a deficiency is balanced.
For an optimal supply of all B vitamins, our nutritionists recommend one of our complete B complex formulas or a good multivitamin, e.g. HiLife or Vitagen, which contains all B vitamins.
Both Ultra B Complex and Vitamin B Complex meet all the criteria of a high-quality vitamin B product. Both contain the complete vitamin B complex plus inositol. The capsules are free from any additives, well-tolerated and vegan. The only difference is the dosage of the individual B vitamins.
Here you can find more information about Ultra B Complex capsules.
Here you can find more information about vitamin B complex capsules.
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