Solgar Formula Vitamin B-Complex capsules "50" Description
Product Type: Nutritional Supplement
- Solgar Formula Vitamin B-Complex capsules are an high potency B vitamin complex to help unlock energy from food
- Supports mental performance
- Supports reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- Perfect for those with busy or active lifestyles
- Vegan, Vegetarian, Kosher, Halal
Solgar Vitamin B-Complex ''50'' is an high potency Vitamin B-Complex delivering a 50 mg dose of key B vitamins. Many B vitamins are interdependent, and thus it is best to take them in combination, such as through a B-complex or a multiple vitamin containing a B-complex.
Solgar's unique formula delivers Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), and Vitamin B6, along with other B vitamins such as Folic Acid, Biotin (B7) and Vitamin B12. B vitamins are essential nutrients required by the body. They help our bodies convert food into energy, allowing us to stay energised throughout the day, as well as supporting our mental performance.
Although not dependent on dietary fat for absorption, as one of the main properties of B vitamins is to convert food into energy, it is recommended to take them with a meal.
Vitamin B-Complex ''50'' is a rich complex of B vitamin in one capsule daily:
- High potency dose of B vitamins
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), Vitamin B6 and B12 contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and energy-yielding metabolism
- Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) contributes to normal mental performance
- Thiamine (Vitamin B1), Biotin (Vitamin B7), Niacin (B3) and Vitamin B6 contribute to normal nervous system and psychological functions
- Thiamine (B1) contributes to the normal function of the heart
- Riboflavin (B2) contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress and the maintenance of normal vision
- Niacin (B3) and Biotin (B7) contribute to the maintenance of normal skin
- Biotin (B7) contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism
Solgar Vitamin B - The B Vitamins consist of a large number of substances that are involved in the metabolism of all living cells. Acting as co-enzymes, they work together with proteins in the various enzyme systems of our body. The functions of the B Vitamins are closely synergistic, and because of these inter-relationships, a deficient intake of one or more of them can cause deficiencies in the others by hampering their utilisation. B Vitamins are water soluble and are not stored in the body. They must be replaced daily, and any excess is excreted.
About Vitamin B
There are many different types of vitamin B:
- thiamin (vitamin B1)
- riboflavin (vitamin B2)
- niacin (vitamin B3)
- pantothenic acid
- vitamin B6
- biotin (vitamin B7)
- folate and folic acid
- vitamin B12
Thiamin (vitamin B1)
Thiamin, also known as vitamin B1, helps:
- the body break down and release energy from food
- keep the nervous system healthy
Good sources of thiamin:
Thiamin is found in many types of food including:
- some fresh fruits (such as bananas and oranges)
- wholegrain breads
- some fortified breakfast cereals
How much thiamin do I need?
- 1mg a day for men
- 0.8mg a day for women
Thiamin cannot be stored in the body, so you need it in your diet every day.
Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, helps:
- keep skin, eyes and the nervous system healthy
- the body release energy from food
Good sources of riboflavin:
- fortified breakfast cereals
- plain yoghurt
UV light can destroy riboflavin, so ideally these foods should be kept out of direct sunlight.
How much riboflavin do I need?
- 1.3mg a day for men
- 1.1mg a day for women
Niacin (vitamin B3)
Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, helps:
- the body release energy from food
- keep the nervous system and skin healthy
Good sources of niacin:
- wheat flour
How much niacin do I need?
- 16.5mg a day for men
- 13.2mg a day for women
Pantothenic acid has several functions, such as helping the body to release energy from food.
Good sources of pantothenic acid:
- liver and kidneys
How much pantothenic acid do I need?
No amount has been set in the UK for how much pantothenic acid you need.
Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, helps:
- the body to use and store energy from protein and carbohydrates in food
- the body form haemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen around the body
Good sources of vitamin B6:
- poultry, such as chicken or turkey
- some fish
- soya beans
- some fortified breakfast cereals
How much vitamin B6 do I need?
The amount of vitamin B6 adults (aged 19 to 64) need is about:
- 1.4mg a day for men
- 1.2mg a day for women
Biotin (vitamin B7)
Biotin is needed in very small amounts to help the body make fatty acids.
The bacteria that live naturally in your bowel are able to make biotin, so it's not clear if you need any additional biotin from the diet.
Biotin is also found in a wide range of foods, but only at very low levels.
Folate and folic acid
Folate is a B vitamin found in many foods. The manmade form of folate is called folic acid.
Folate is also known as folacin and vitamin B9.
- the body form healthy red blood cells
- reduce the risk of birth defects called neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, in unborn babies
A lack of folate could lead to folate deficiency anaemia.
Good sources of folate:
- brussels sprouts
- leafy green vegetables, such as cabbage, kale, spring greens and spinach
- chickpeas and kidney beans
- liver (but avoid this during pregnancy)
- breakfast cereals fortified with folic acid
How much folate do I need?
Adults need 200 micrograms of folate a day. A microgram is 1,000 times smaller than a milligram (mg). The word microgram is sometimes written with the Greek symbol μ followed by the letter g (μg).
There are no long-term stores in the body, so you need to eat folate-containing foods frequently.
Most people should be able to get the amount of folate they need by eating a varied and balanced diet.
If you're pregnant or could get pregnant
If you're pregnant, trying for a baby, or could get pregnant, it's recommended that you take a 400 microgram folic acid supplement daily until you're 12 weeks pregnant.
Folic acid supplements need to be taken before you get pregnant, so start taking them before you stop using contraception or if there's a chance you might get pregnant. See folic acid supplements here.
This is to help prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, in your baby.
Some women have an increased risk of having a pregnancy affected by a neural tube defect and are advised to take a higher dose of 5mg of folic acid each day until they're 12 weeks pregnant.
This is important and unlikely to cause harm, as it's taken on a short-term basis, but speak to your doctor first.
Get more advice about vitamins and minerals during pregnancy, including who should take a higher dose of folic acid.
What happens if I take too much folic acid?
Taking doses of folic acid higher than 1mg can mask the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency, which can eventually damage the nervous system if it's not spotted and treated.
This is particularly a concern for older people because it becomes more difficult to absorb vitamin B12 as you get older.
What does the Department of Health and Social Care advise?
The Department of Health and Social Care recommends that folic acid supplements are taken by all women who are pregnant or could get pregnant.
Women who cannot get pregnant and men should be able to get all the folate they need by eating a varied and balanced diet.
If you're taking folic acid supplements, it's important not to take too much as this could be harmful.
Taking 1mg or less a day of folic acid supplements is unlikely to cause any harm.
Vitamin B12 is involved in helping the body:
- make red blood cells and keeping the nervous system healthy
- release energy from food
- use folate
A lack of vitamin B12 could lead to vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia.
Good sources of vitamin B12:
- some fortified breakfast cereals
How much vitamin B12 do I need?
- Adults (aged 19 to 64) need about 1.5 micrograms a day of vitamin B12.
- If you eat meat, fish or dairy foods, you should be able to get enough vitamin B12 from your diet.
- But as vitamin B12 is not found naturally in foods such as fruit, vegetables and grains, vegans may not get enough of it.
Solgar Formula Vitamin B-Complex capsules "50" Ingredients
Vegetable Capsule Shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, Thiamin (vitamin B1, as thiamin mononitrate), Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl), Pantothenic Acid (as D-pantothenate, calcium), Choline (as bitartrate), Niacin (vitamin B3, as nicotinamide), Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Inositol, Anti-caking Agents: (vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide), Bulking Agent: dicalcium phosphate, Powdered Plant Base (Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum), Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) Leaf and Stem, Acerola (Malpighia glabra) Extract Fruit, Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) Leaf, Watercress (Nasturtium officinalis) Leaf and Stem, Rose Hips (Rosa canina) Fruit), Folic Acid (as pteroylmonoglutamic acid), Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin), D-biotin.
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|Each vegetable capsule provides: ||mg ||%EC NRV* |
|Thiamin (vitamin B1, as thiamin mononitrate) ||50 mg ||4545 |
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI) ||50 mg** ||3571 |
|Pantothenic Acid (as D-pantothenate, calcium) ||50 mg ||833 |
|Choline (as bitartrate) ||21 mg || |
|Niacin (vitamin B3, as nicotinamide) ||50 mg NE ||313 |
|Riboflavin (vitamin B2) ||50 mg ||3571 |
|Inositol ||50 mg || |
|Powdered Plant Base (Kelp [Ascophyllum nodosum], Alfalfa [Medicago sativa] Leaf and Stem, Acerola [Malpighia glabra] Extract Fruit, Parsley [Petroselinum crispum] Leaf, Watercress [Nasturtium officinale] Leaf and stem, Rose Hips [Rosa canina] Fruit) ||3.5 mg || |
|Folic Acid (as pteroylmonoglutamic acid) ||400 μg ||200 |
|Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin) ||50 μg ||2000 |
|D-biotin ||50 μg ||100 |
Solgar Formula Vitamin B-Complex "50" capsules are encapsulated with these natural ingredients: magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose.
Vegetable capsule shell of Solgar Formula Vitamin B-Complex "50" is made of: hyroxypropylmethyl cellulose.
Solgar Formula Vitamin B-Complex capsules "50" Dosage
As a food supplement for adults, one (1) vegetable capsule daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.