The Benefits of Vitamin B 50
Vitamin B 50 refers to a “B complex” supplement vitamin that contains a number of beneficial B vitamins. The “50” part in this multivitamin’s name comes into play when we look at the amount of each of the B vitamins contained in the supplement—almost each one is supplied in 50mg doses per pill. We are going to discuss the contents of a typical vitamin B 50 complex as well as the benefits that one can reap by regularly consuming this supplement.
You are probably wondering what kinds of B vitamins make up a B complex. There are several, actually, but all B complex vitamins make it a point to include the most beneficial and physically necessary vitamins. A good B complex supplement should at least include the following vitamins:
B5 (pantothenic acid)
Biotin, Folic Acid
Folic acid will usually max out at 400mcg and both biotin and B12 should be around 50mcg, but the rest should be in 50mg supplements.
We have all heard that a B complex can provide loads of benefits, but what kind exactly? One of the most popular reasons for taking a B complex vitamin is the positive effect it has on digestive health and metabolism. B vitamins are extremely beneficial for helping the body break down foods and turn carbohydrates and fats into energy. This means that taking a B complex on a regular basis could prove useful in boosting your body’s energy levels and, in conjunction with diet and exercise, help improve your chances of weight loss.
B vitamins, particularly B1, B6, and B12, play an essential role in the way the body’s nervous system functions. Brain function, hormone production, and nerve regulation are just a few processes that B vitamins are extremely valuable in maintaining. A B complex can also help give your immune system a much needed boost, particularly during the autumn and winter months when germs run rampant. Because of this immune system boost, allergies and toxins will find it much more difficult to affect the body.
It is extremely difficult to get all of the B vitamins that the body needs through a typical diet. When the body becomes too low on some of these vitamins, certain symptoms can crop up which may be difficult find a cause for on their own. A sample of these symptoms include irritability, trouble sleeping, overall lack of energy, dry skin, nails, and hair, anemia, diarrhea, depression, as well as trouble keeping weight under control.
There are a few minor side effects that can be experienced when taking a vitamin B 50 complex. One major side effect that almost everyone experiences when taking a B complex vitamin is yellow urine. Well, more like a neon green color, to be precise. This is not a serious side effect by any means—in fact, it’s kind of a novelty—and is merely caused by the body expelling the excess B2 vitamins from your system. That’s the beauty about B vitamins is that any of their excess amounts can easily be flushed from the body because they are water soluble. Another side effect of taking B vitamins is a “vitamin-y” smell in the urine. This, again, is a minor effect that shows up when the body expels the vitamins that were not used.
A person who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and who is on medication for the disorder should consult their doctor before taking a vitamin B complex. B vitamins do have the ability to elevate one’s mood which can have an adverse effect when partnered with mood stabilizing medication that is often prescribed to sufferers of bipolar disorder.
As mentioned earlier, B vitamins are water soluble and their excess is passed through the body on a daily basis. In fact, the only B vitamin that the human body can store is vitamin B12. In order to keep a healthy supply of B vitamins in the body, a B complex supplement should be taken every single day.