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A 31-year-old male asked:

what is the difference between b complex & b compound?

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Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 52 years experience
What they contain.: Vitamin b compound tablets contain nicotinamide (b3), riboflavin (b2) and thiamine (b1). B complex contains all the b vitamins.

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A 47-year-old female asked:

Does b complex help with constipation?

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Dr. Randall Bock
Specializes in General Practice
No: The american diet is already vitamin-rich, and there are essentially zero reported cases of vitamin-deficiency, amongst those not taking vitamins. Therefore, the supplemental vitamins we take are in excess of need, and your organs already have enough vitamin b (et al.). More should not change any functions. Constipation is a local, bowel problem, most easily addressed with increased fiber intake.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can supper b complex pills provide energy?

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Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Yes: Super b complex includes riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, vitamin b-6, folate, (folic acid) biotin, vitamin b-12, pantothenic acid, and choline. It does help some with energy with regular use. Also understand that too much of a vitamin can be detrimental as well.
A 51-year-old female asked:

B complex is compulsory for diabetics ?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
No: Most people can get enough b vitamins from nutrition if they eat a healthy diet. Of course, if you're a type 2 diabetic, maybe that's partly because you're not eating healthy. B vitamins are water soluble so you'll need to take them daily. But compulsory? Not unless blood tests show low levels, in which case, yes. But otherwise, optional. Try eating healthy instead.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Are jamieson b complex 100 mg too much?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
For what condition?: Jamieson's b complex 100 mg is a timed-release product. B vitamins are also water-soluble, so that any excess your body does not need will be excreted. Taking vitamin b6 (pyridoxine) at 1-6 grams (not milligrams as in this preparation) per day over many months can cause a sensory neuropathy. For most people, the 50mg b complex would be enough -- if you have poor diet & stress, maybe need more.
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Pyridoxine needs to be converted to active B6 and both compete at receptor sites. Too much inactive B6 can overwhelm those with slow conversion and actually cause symptoms of deficiency..
Sep 9, 2013
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is herpes b complex a communicable?

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Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 21 years experience
Herpes simplex: Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. They are most commonly on the lips or in the nose. It can also present in the genital region and it is contagious. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management.

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