Thompson's B Complex Tablets 250
Thompson's B Complex should be taken on a daily basis during times of stress, exhaustion and fatigue, anxiety, nervousness, hyperactivity and behavioural problems. B complex supplements may be helpful in relieving acne, eczema, mouth sores, particularly cracks at the corners of the mouth. Women who suffer from premenstrual tiredness and anxiety, and those with menopausal symptoms may benefit from vitamin B complex supplementation.
The B group vitamins are all water-soluble and are not adequately stored in the body, so they need to be replenished on a daily basis to support many body functions. Deficiencies of one or more of the B vitamins can easily occur, particularly during times of stress, fasting and weight-loss, or with diets that include substantial amounts of refined and processed food, sugar or alcohol.
As a group they are named the B complex vitamins because they are commonly found together in foods and have similar coenzyne functions, often needing each other to perform best. Some of the B family can be made in the body by inhabitant microorganisms, primarily in the large intestine. Bacteria, yeasts, fungi and moulds are all capable of producing B vitamins.
However, people with compromised gut flora will have trouble synthesising B vitamins and will need to look at supplementation.
The B vitamins are important to the body as ‘spark-plugs’ that catalyse many biochemical actions. B vitamins help to provide energy by converting carbohydrates to glucose. The normal functioning of the nervous system is dependent on the B complex vitamins.
They are often helpful in balancing and conserving energy in individuals who are stressed and tired. The health of the skin, hair, eyes and liver are influenced by the B vitamins, as is the mucosal lining in and around the mouth.
Deficiency signs include fatigue, irritability, nervous tension, depression, insomnia, loss of appetite, sore mouth or tongue and cracks at the corners of the mouth. Other signs may be premature greying of the hair, acne and weakness in the legs.
In these times of stress and dietary inadequacies it is important to supplement with an all round Vitamin B complex to support the nervous system and provide energy for the busy times ahead. Thompson’s B Complex Complete is a balanced formulation of B vitamins in a low allergy base.
Each tablet contains:
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 5mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 5mg
Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide)
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 6.8mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine) 5mcg
Choline Bitartrate 25mg
Folic Acid 90mcg
Free from corn, dairy, egg, gluten, lactose, nuts, shellfish, soy, starch, sugar, wheat, yeast, artificial colouring, artificial flavouring or artificial preservatives
1 tablet twice a day (with food) or as professionally prescribed.
Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.
See Extended Information for detailed cautions and interactions.
Cautions & Interactions for vitamin B complex products
The use of some prescription medications may reduce levels of some B vitamins and vitamins C and E. A broad spectrum B complex or multivitamin supplement may be beneficial. [Drugs include: the oral contraceptive pill, tricyclics antidepressants, diuretic medications, antituberculosis drugs, theophylline, penicillamine, gastric acid inhibitors, lipid-lowering drugs, carbamazepine.]
Vitamin B3 supplements may affect the body’s control of blood glucose levels and may require adjustments to diabetes medications.
Vitamin B3 supplements may improve the therapeutic effects of lipid-lowering drugs (eg cholestyramine, colestipol) or statins.
Concomitant use of vitamin B6 supplements and amiodarone may lead to increased risk of drug-induced photosensitivity.
Vitamin B6 supplements may affect the way anticonvulsants or levodopa work in the body.
Use of anticonvulsants, methotrexate, sulfasalazine, trimethorprim, NSAIDS, the oral contraceptive pill, antacids, H2 antagonists and proton pump inhibitors may reduce levels of folic acid in the body. Supplements containing folic acid may be beneficial. Consult your healthcare professionals as folic acid supplementation may also affect the efficacy of some of these medications.
Use of colchicine, proton pump inhibitors, H 2 antagonists, carbamazepine or metformin may reduce levels of vitamin B12 in the body. Supplements containing vitamin B12 may be beneficial.
Use of vitamin C supplements should be stopped prior to some laboratory testing procedures as results may be affected.
It is recommended to take supplements containing calcium, magnesium, zinc or iron away from prescription medications. Separate by at least two hours.
It is recommended to consult your healthcare professional before taking natural health supplements in conjunction with prescription medications.