“ Dosage Form: Tablets „
I first started taking Vitamin B many years ago to ward off mosquito bites.
I was reading through my travel guide book and it reccomended that you take Vitamin B to ward off the little buggers. The travel guide reccomended that you take 3 times the daily reccomend doseage of Vitamin B for the 2 weeks prior to your holiday, and then take the daily reccomend doseage whilst on holiday.
I've always been bitten alive every time we go on holiday, the little buggers absolutely love me, they leave my husband pretty much well alone (just the occasional bite), and yet they take huge great big huge chomps out of me! One year whilst hiking through a national park in Canada my husband was actually splatting them on my skin as they landed on me trying to kill them before they bit me. I was so badly bitten that year that a pharmacist in Canada couldn't actually belive how many bites I had from just a day or two!
So I figured taking Vitamin B was definately worth a go, it certainly couldn't make things any worse anyway!
This sounds like an old wifes tale or a myth, but for me anyway this actually works! Ever since that first year that I tried this I've only been bitten very very occasionally. I now take the triple doseage for the two weeks prior to our holiday, and the single doseage whilst on holiday every single time, and it absolutely works. I have no plans to stop doing this either.
Although my husband is not as attractive to the mozzies as I am, I do insist that he always takes the Vitamin B along with me each time we go on holiday. He doesn't object and happily takes it as well.
Two or Three years ago we spent 6 months living in Belgium and took a foreign holiday whilst we were there, and I had to go to a Belgian pharmacy to get my Vitamin B. The assistant didn't speak English and so got the pharmacist who did, he asked me what I was taking the Vitamin B for. I thought that he would think that I was just some crazy British lady when I said that I wanted the Vitamin B to ward off mosquito bites, but he actually nodded and agreed and gave me the Vitamin B complex! So maybe it's not such a crazy theory after all!
I'm not normally fussy about where I buy my Vitamin B from, I'll buy it wherever it happens to be on offer. Normally that would be Boots. However the Vitamin B I have at the moment is this 'Oomph' Vitamin B complex from Sainsburys, it was on offer at 3 for 2, each bottle contains 90 capsules, and costs £1.69.
The one thing I know for a fact I run low on in my body is Vitamin B. I know this when the Dr ordered me to have tests and discovered it. Vitamin B is essential for running a good nervous system, having good skin and even helps to prevent insomnia (amongst a few other things!). For me if I'm not getting enough B Vitamins in my diet (found in whole-grain cereals, bread, red meat, egg yolks, green leafy vegetables, legumes, sweet corn, brown rice, berries, and yeast) I get very down, tired and just generally out of sorts. By taking Vitamin B I feel a real difference to my well being and these are the one's that I take every day and have done for the past couple of years now.
These vitamins as far as I'm aware come only in a 90 tablet sized tub and cost £1.42 so that is 3 months supply for that price!
The tub is white plastic with a bright yellow plastic push and twist lid to the top of it and around the middle of it, it has a yellow label. On the front of that I'm told they are Oomph! Sainsbury's Vitamin B Complex , size is stated and I'm told they contain no artificial colours. Other information on the tub informs me a bit about the product and warnings are listed, ingredients and composition of these tablets is given and I'm told the dosage is one and a day and contact details for Sainsbury's are listed. It's a nice robust and informative enough tub.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Tub:
Sainsbury's Vitamin B Complex tablets are formulated to give a range of B Vitamins, which work together to help release energy from foods and assist everyday well-being.
Well as advised to on the tub I take one every day, usually in the morning with a bg glass of water. They are small and round and light yellow in colour and smooth to the touch thus made easier to swallow. They have a sort of light meat aroma to them really but if swallowed with a drink and fast they don't taste but if you suck them or leave them in the mouth too long they taste as they smell! So bottoms up! lol I simply take mine and that's it, job done. No after-taste, no side effects and that really is that.
Do They Work?:
For me I believe so and I notice a difference if I don't take them. Remember I never prescribed these for myself I was told to take them on recommendation from the Dr because he felt I needed them and I agree. I remember before taking them feeling sluggish and tired and now I don't so much so. They are not a miracle cure but if you need a dose of B Complex Vitamins (these contain B1, B2, Niacin B6, Folic Acid, B12 and Panthothnic Acid) then to me these tablets are a good economical buy and looking at top branded one's that cost considerably more money than these do in my opinion a tablet like this is much of a muchness.
I would research before taking any vitamin supplement of course as I always think why take something if you don't need to but me I shall continue to take these as I do believe them to be highly beneficial to me!
Only available in Sainsbury's stores.
Sainsbury's / Vitamin B / 90 tablets.