“ Really affordable, considering the health benefits and that it contains offers the full RDA for 7 B vitamins. Seemed to give more energy, particularly when feeling a bit low or stressed or worn out. „
I stopped taking my multi vitamin a little while ago, not deliberately, it was just that I kept on forgetting to take it every day as I am usually in so much of a rush every morning before I leave the house. I soon started to notice the difference and then I noticed that my energy levels were running very low. I always feel very tired whenever it's 'that time of the month' and a friend suggested that a Vitamin B complex might be really helpful as she had been recommended by her doctor to take a complex for the same reason.
As I shop in Tescos a lot of the time, I picked up a plastic tub of their own brand Vitamin B Complex tablets which come in a childproof tub and only cost me £1.69 for 90 tablets (about three months worth). They also do these in larger tubs, which work out slightly cheaper by buying in bulk.
The first thing I noticed abut these tablets is that they smell every so slightly weird. It's not an unpleasant smell, but it is noticeable when you first remove the lid. The are shaped to be made easy to swallow and I take one before bed every night, that way it means I actually remember. My periods are every heavy at the moment and I have noticed over the last month or so since taking these tablets that I am perhaps less lethargic and have a little bit or energy. I am also sleeping better, though I don't know f I can attribute this to the Vitamin B Complex.
The exact ingredients I these tablets are:
Calcium Carbonate,Cellulose ,Dicalcium Phosphate ,Niacin Maltodextrin ,Pantothenic Acid ,Mannitol ,Magnesium Stearate Vitamin B6 ,Thiamin ,Riboflavin, Silicon Dioxide , Folic Acid Biotin and Vitamin B12.
Each tablet contains the recommended daily amount of B vitamin though I do also try my best to eat a healthy well-balanced diet at the same time. I do think that my skin and especially my hair has improved too since taking these tablets and my hair looks and feels to be in better condition. I haven't changed my shampoo, so it can't be that.
I am pleased with the effects so far of these Vitamins and I will continue to take them, especially as they give me a little more energy, which I was so desperately lacking in before. A few more early nights are also helping, of course.
Not too bad a price for a bit more energy, and I do recommend them.
I think about, and look after my health as I take medication for a health condition which causes depletion of some vitamins, and changes to the body's chemistry and natural processes. Eating a banana with your cereal is the easiest way to top up your B vitamins, but there is a wide range of minerals and vitamins that the body needs that is easy to top up with a supplement.
I tend to take these when I am feeling low, under stress, or pressure or needing to recover from a period of ill health. Whether they have a measurable impact / effect or not I cannot say.
When I buy these it is because I want to do something positive. Whether they have an actual effect is hard to tell, as if I feel I have more energy or a cold goes after 2 weeks of taking them can I attribute that to the vitamin B tablets alone ?
There is a bit of a placebo effect that happens taking these as you want them to work, and know they should be good for you.
It's a bit like going to see a comedian you have paid a lot of money to see, you want him to be funny and don;t go there to analyse his routine but to join in the laughter.
But just taking a blank pill won't work unless someone tells you it is a wonder drug ! ( I hope this makes sense to someone).
These Tesco vitamin B complex tablets cost £1.8 for a bottle of 90 tablets. They are on offer at the moment 3 for 2.
This is one of the vitamins I top up on - it does the following
Maintains the health of your nervous system
Improves concentration, memory
Regenerates red blood cells
This is similar to B12
It helps assimilate protein and fat
Helps prevent nervous problems / nervous skin disorders / rashes
Alleviates nausea, muscle cramps, numbness
Anyway, I have bought these Tesco vitamin B tablets a few times as well as other vitamin B tablets and these are very cheap and available.
They cover a good range of the B vitamins with 100 RDA in the ones listed below.
You only need to take one a day of course as you have 100 % RDA per tablet.
They are small enough to swallow easily, maybe the same size as a paracetamol capsule. They have not distinctive or off putting taste, unlike the brewers yeast tablets I bought for topping up on B6 and other B vitamins a while ago, they were so bitter I stopped taking them and had to throw them ! They tasted like dog biscuits.
Calcium Carbonate, Cellulose , Dicalcium Phosphate , Niacin , Maltodextrin , Pantothenic Acid ,Mannitol , Magnesium Stearate ,Vitamin B6 , Thiamin ( B1 ) , Riboflavin ( B2 ), Silicon Dioxide , Folic Acid ,Biotin ,Vitamin B12
The following all contain 100% RDA per tablet
Thiamin ( B1 ) / Riboflavin ( B2 ) / Niacin / Vitamin B6 / Folic Acid / Biotin / Vitamin B12
I suffer from mouth ulcers and sores on the sides of my lips and mouth whenever I feel tired, stressed or run down. I already take a daily multi vitamin tablet but I also take a Vitamin B complex at the same time as I know that a lack of Vitamin B12 can be responsible for mouth ulcers and general mouth problems.
The ones I currently use are Tesco's own and they cost £1.80 for 90 tablets which are in a purple and white plastic pot. The pot has a twist off child proof lid, not that I have to worry about that anyway, but it's still a useful feature if you have little kids.
The tablets are quite small in size and white and as they are so tiny they are very easy to swallow. I take one every morning after I have had breakfast and that's it for the day. I have noticed some improvement tin the mouth ulcer department since taking these supplements, but I also have noticed that you have to be taking them for some time before they start to make any difference. I'd say about three months is the time it took me before I started to notice any improvement. The ingredients are:
Calcium Carbonate,Cellulose ,Dicalcium Phosphate ,Niacin ,Maltodextrin ,Pantothenic Acid ,Mannitol ,Magnesium Stearate ,Vitamin B6 ,Thiamin ,Riboflavin ,Silicon Dioxide ,Folic Acid ,Biotin ,Vitamin B12
I think my energy levels have also improved during that time tough if I can attribute this to the supplements or not, I'm unsure. I think so, though. They're well priced and last ages for only £1.80 so well worth it, I think.
I don't really like taking vitamin supplements as I try my best to get the vitamins I need through my diet but it has come to my attention that I may be lacking in some vitamins. Vitamin B is one of the ones that I think I am struggling to get enough of in food so I bought these tablets from Tescos to see if they would help.
Recently I found that I kept getting mouth ulcers and sore throats. A friend of mine said that it is common for people who lack Vitamin B to suffer from conditions of the mouth so I thought I would try taking some supplements to try to help. Apparently Vitamin B12 is one which is very hard to get from foods and so when looking for vitamins I made a point of reading the label carefully to make sure that B12 was included.
I saw these in Tesco and decided to buy them. They contain:
Calcium Carbonate,Cellulose ,Dicalcium Phosphate ,Niacin ,Maltodextrin ,Pantothenic Acid ,Mannitol ,Magnesium Stearate ,Vitamin B6 ,Thiamin ,Riboflavin ,Silicon Dioxide ,Folic Acid ,Biotin ,Vitamin B12 so when I saw B12 I thought that would be very beneficial to me.
They come in a white and purple pot and the picture on the front makes it looks like the tablets are jumping. They are quite colourful so I have kept these well out of reach of children because they could look like sweets.
These tablets are small and white and you just take one a day. I always take mine in the evenings. They don't have a flavour to them that I've noticed so they've been fine to take and swallow.
I have been taking these for a couple of weeks and my mouth seems to be a lot better although of course this could be coincidence. I certainly haven't noticed any ill-effects from them and I'm pleased to know I am helping my body in some way.
Apparently these tablets also help with hormone balance and the central nervous system too so it has lots of positive effects.
The pot cost me £1.80 and you get 90 in the tub so I think that's good value for money. I do still try to find vitamins as much as possible in my diet but these work as a good supplement so far.
I first started taking Vitamin B many years ago to ward off mosquito bites. It was a few months prior to our holiday and I was reading through my travel guide book and there was a section on nuisances and annoyances which covered mosquitoes amongst other things. The travel guide recommended that you take Vitamin B to ward off the little buggers. The travel guide recommended that you take 3 times the daily recommended dosage of Vitamin B for the 2 weeks prior to your holiday, and then you take the daily recommended dosage of Vitamin B 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 odd occasional bite), and yet they take huge great big chomps out of me. One year (prior to finding out about the Vitamin B trick) 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 actually bit me. I was so badly bitten that year that a pharmacist in Canada couldn't actually believe how many mosquito bites I had from just a day or two.
So I figured taking Vitamin B was definitely worth a go, it certainly couldn't make things any worse anyway!
I know that this sounds like an old wife's 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 always take the triple dosage for the two weeks prior to our holiday, and the single dosage whilst on holiday, and it absolutely works every single time. I have no plans to stop doing this either. In fact we've just returned from a month long holiday to the US, where we visited several national parks where I'm sure the mosquitoes were probably rife, and I didn't get bitten once.
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 he happily takes it as well.
2 or 3 years ago we spent 6 months living in Belgium and we took a foreign holiday whilst living there. I had to go to a Belgian pharmacy to get my Vitamin B as they don't sell vitamins in the supermarkets or shops over there. The pharmacy assistant didn't speak English and so got the pharmacist who did, he asked me what I would be taking the Vitamin B for. I thought that he would think that I was just some crazy English chick when I said that I wanted the Vitamin B to ward off mosquito bites, but he actually nodded and agreed and gave me 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. The Vitamin B that I've just bought and taken for this holiday was from Tesco, the Tesco Vitamin B complex. It was on a 3 for 2 offer, each bottle contains 90 tablets, and was £1.69. I was actually really impressed with the size of the Tesco Vitamin B tablets, they are really small and easy to swallow, normally I find that vitamin tablets are the size of horse pellets and I so I struggle to swallow them.
I try to eat a healthy diet and I use vitamin supplements to give me an extra boost just in case I am deficient in anyway. I recently picked up the Tesco Vitamin B complex tablets in my local Tesco store. They are currenlty priced (May 2013) at £1.69 for 90 tablets or £4.06 for 240 tablets, when I purchased them they were on a three for two deal so I managed to save myself a bit of money and now have enough tablets to last me until 2014!.
The vitamin tablets are presented in a plastic bottle that is white and has a screw off pop lid that is purple and is fairly easy to move by twisting and pulling at the same time, it is designed to be child proof and does not leak or come off if you carry it around in your bag, which I tend to do. The tablets are easy to swallow, I take mine after breakfast. They have a slightly yeasty smell that is not unpleasant but reminds me of the brewers yeast my mother used to take when I was a child.
The tablets contain the following ingredients:
Calcium Carbonate,Cellulose ,Dicalcium Phosphate ,Niacin ,Maltodextrin ,Pantothenic Acid ,Mannitol ,Magnesium Stearate ,Vitamin B6 ,Thiamin ,Riboflavin ,Silicon Dioxide ,Folic Acid ,Biotin ,Vitamin B12.
The bottle says that this mixture of ingredients provides you with the recommend daily allowance of each of the ingredients stated above and that they are suitable for vegetarians. In addition they are free from milk, wheat, eggs and fish.
The Vitamin B complex is designed to give you a balance of all the B vitamins that are supposed to be necessary for helping you to convert the food you eat into energy and therefore keep you healthy and active. Vitamin B's are also suppoed to help with providing you with a healthy nervous system and assist in ensuring that you have healthy skin. In addition Vitamin B vitamins are also supposed to help in hormonal balancing in women, so that can only really be a good thing for some.
On the front of the bottle the vitamins are marketed as 'energy' which I assume means that Tesco have categorised their vitamins into easily recognisable labelling to help us choose what vitamins would best suit our particluar needs. I find this to be pretty helpful. On the back of the bottle is the usual bumpf about ingredients, how to store them; in a dry, cool place and to not exceed the use by date.
I have been taking the Vitamin B complex for a few weeks now and too be honest I have yet to notice much of a change in either my hair, skin, nervous system or general health. This I however, put down to the fact that vitamins usually tend to take a while to get into your system and do you any good, if any at all. I have noticed that I am a tiny be less hormonal, though I am not very stressed at work at the moment so this could have something to do with it.
Overall I would recommend this vitamin B comlex tablets to others as they are well priced, easy to swallow, the bottle is easy to open, close and store and I am sure that deep down they are doing me some good. I give the product 3 Dooyoo stars, as they have yet to show me that they are working, but in all other respect they are good.